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Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm handles significant public project work and real estate mandates. Carlos Abou Jaoude advised National Electricity Utility Company on a contract to modernise Lebanon’s power grid and assisted a real estate entrepreneur with restructuring several real estate finance facilities, while Souraya Machnouk acted for Rezidor Hotel Group on franchising a hotel in Beirut. Phillipe Moukheiber was instructed by a developer on a joint venture to build a development in Metn.

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm covers the real estate and projects fields. Chadia El Meouchi handles large developments in Lebanon and advises Lebanese investors going abroad, while Samia El Meouchi has projects expertise. Practice head Walid Honein handles natural resources work alongside real estate mandates.

El-Aref International Law Office’s Aref El-Aref advised Kharafi Group on its purchase of real estate company Bella Fiesta. Other work includes real estate finance and power projects; the group advised Capital Gas on a concession agreement for a gas treatment plant in Egypt.

Obeid Law Firm handles a range of work concerning projects and natural resources. In the oil and gas space, the firm handles contentious work and offshore licensing matters; it also assisted a government as local counsel with an Energy Charter Treaty case. Projects highlights include advising several investors on West African projects. Counsels Claude Comair and Ziad Obeid are key contacts.

Alem & Associates handles various deals regarding residential real estate; Rola Tabsh advised Bramieh Village as developer of a 60-villa project. Lucid Investment Bank is a real estate finance client.

Kabalan & Associateshas an impressive roster of clients and projects because clients are very happy with the advice they receive’. Noureddine Kabalan, senior associate Nadine Azhari and associate Marwan Khatiboffer sound and amiable advice’ on projects, including acting for the developers of the Waterfront City project on construction, sales and planning matters. Badrieh Nahas is a noteworthy senior associate.

MENA City Lawyers handles high-value real estate deals for Lebanese and international clients covering hospitality and residential developments. Alice Choueiri is the name to note.

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