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Lebanon

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm has experience of structured finance and syndicated lending transactions, and also advises banks on corporate governance and regulatory compliance. Highlights included acting for a syndicate of lenders on the $300m financing of a first-of-its-kind wind power project in Lebanon, advising Saradar Bank on capital markets transactions, and assisting Sakson Petroleum Services with the rescheduling of several loans, which became necessary due to a drop in the price of oil. Key figures in the team include Simon El Kai, Carlos Abou Jaoude and Souraya Machnouk. Rita Papadopoulou joined the team as a partner from JP Morgan and Eddy Maghariki was promoted to the partnership in January 2018.

Leading individuals

Carlos Abou Jaoude - Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Souraya Machnouk - Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Next Generation Partners

Eddy Maghariki - Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

The ‘exceptional’ and ‘impressive’ team at Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm is noted for its ‘supportive’ service and its ‘extremely ethical conduct, which is of utmost professionalism’. Carlos Abou Jaoude, Simon El Kai and Souraya Machnouk are key figures in the practice group, which has ‘extensive knowledge in the matters it tackles and an amazing network of partners’. Highlights included advising Sioufi Group on its 50-50 merger with Établissements Antoine Massoud, which included advice on tax structuring, transactional due diligence and related document reviews and drafting. The team also assisted a joint venture led by renewable energy company CTC Sal with the pre-qualification process for the development of the first-ever photovoltaic project in Lebanon. Also recommended is Eddy Maghariki, who was promoted to partner in 2018, and senior associate Chebl Atallah.

Leading individuals

Carlos Abou Jaoude - Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Souraya Machnouk - Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Next Generation Partners

Chebl Atallah - Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

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Real estate and construction (including projects)
Real estate and construction (including projects) - ranked: tier 1

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm is jointly headed by Carlos Abou Jaoude, Souraya Machnouk and Eddy Maghariki, who are regularly instructed to advise on lease agreements, assess risks related to real estate transactions, and assist with development projects and project finance. The team advised real estate developer Natour Development on the construction of a tourist village in Anfeh, and also assisted a joint venture consisting of several renewable energy companies with the process of obtaining licences for the development of a 200MW wind farm.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm handles strategic tax planning in the context of inheritance and wealth management, and also assists with the tax aspects of M&A, joint venture agreements and project development. Name partner Carlos Abou Jaoude and Souraya Machnouk advised a joint venture led by Lebanon Wind Power on the tax aspects of a public tender for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a wind power project, which included negotiations for the first-ever power purchase agreement for wind energy entered into by the Lebanese government.

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