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Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm is the largest multi-practice law firm in Lebanon, with forty expert attorneys, and the largest market share of complex and pioneer transactions across all practice areas and industries. In addition to their thorough knowledge of the law, the Firm’s team is distinguished by an in-depth specialization and a sharp understanding of the commercial aspects and industry-specifics of clients’ businesses, leading clients to rely on

their strategic and pragmatic approach to legal advice.

The Firm has earned its prominent standing with a practice centered on high value corporate, M&A, banking, finance, capital markets, energy, project development, telecoms, tax, and restructuring transactions. The Firm’s tax and regulatory advisory work cuts across all our advice on transactions and other practice areas. The Firm handles major local and cross border deals, and is renowned for advising on complex transactions of first impression in the


The Firm’s renowned representative transactional experience includes advising on the largest-ever US$200 Million asset-backed issuance in Lebanon through the securitization of a real estate portfolio, the acquisition of a listed bank in Europe, the US$150 Million cross border syndicated facility led by a global bank to a telecoms group, the first-ever US$300 Million international syndicated financing of a renewable energy project in Lebanon led by the largest Lebanese bank with global development finance institutions, the first-ever Power Purchase Agreement with the Government of Lebanon, two EPC contracts for €270 Million reciprocating engines power projects in Lebanon, the acquisition of a major real estate project

through the issuance of convertible profit-sharing bonds, the ground-breaking multi- bank private placement initiative to finance the launch of a TV station, the largest private debt restructuring in Lebanon involving a large real estate portfolio, multi-million issuances of preferred shares and structured products and the private placement thereof, and multi-million acquisitions and private equity transactions across all industry sectors.

Major clients rely on the Firm’s advice with respect to regulatory compliance and tax structuring, and the Firm enjoys privileged and established working relations with all the regulatory authorities in Lebanon, including the main ministries and the Central Bank of Lebanon (BDL).

The Firm’s clients include local and international companies, banks, governmental agencies, investors, entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations. Many of our clients maintain a strong international presence throughout the MENA region, the UK, Europe and the US.

  • Number of lawyers: 40
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • Member
  • Geneva Group International (GGI)

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