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Souraya Machnouk

Tel:
Work +961 1 395555
Email:
Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Position

Practice Areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Telecommunications, Capital Markets & Securities, Real Estate Development & Finance, Franchising.

Languages

Arabic, French and English.

Member

Beirut Bar Association, International Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Education

LLB Double Major: Private & Public Law, Saint Joseph University Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) DEA (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies) in Banking & Financial Markets Law, Saint Joseph University/University of Paris II-Assas LLM (Master in Laws) in Corporate Finance & International Securities, GWU/Georgetown University.


Lebanon

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Souraya Machnouk - Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm provides ‘a very good level of service when compared to its peers’. Carlos Abou Jaoude has ‘good market knowledge’; he advised Holding M. Sehnaoui on its purchase of a majority stake in Piraeus Bank’s Cypriot branch as part of the bank’s restructuring. Abou Jaoude and Souraya Machnouk also assisted Renaissance Metn with a $15m bond issuance sold to Emaar Properties. Other work includes fintech and restructuring issues.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Souraya Machnouk - Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm provides ‘concise and efficient advice’ on M&A deals and commercial matters. Carlos Abou Jaoude and senior associate Eddy Maghariki acted for Holding M. Sehnaoui on its purchase of an equity stake in USB Bank’s Cypriot operation. The firm also has a presence in the venture capital space: clients recommend Souraya Machnouk, who assisted a fund managed by Azure Capital Partners with its purchase of mobile polling app MySay; and Simon El Kai, who advised TriArc on its sale to a venture capital fund. Commercial work includes Machnouk handling a distribution agreement for a subsidiary of JBS. Senior associate Chebl Atallah is another name to note.

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Real estate and construction (including projects)

Within: Real estate and construction (including projects)

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.

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