Firms in the Spotlight Tax

Hamdan Law Firm

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The Hamdan Law Firm was founded in 1961 by Ahmad Hamdan and offers a full range of legal services. It is one of the oldest law firms in Lebanon and is today managed by Abdel Ghani Hamdan.

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Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm is equipped to support on the full spectrum of domestic and international tax matters, including transactional tax structuring, employment tax and corporate restructuring. The team is co-led by Carlos Abou Jaoude and Souraya Machnouk.

Testimonials

‘Depth of expertise in different fields compared to other law offices in Lebanon. Quality of individuals. Responsiveness and follow up.’

‘Souraya Machnouk is extremely knowledgeable about several areas of practice, takes her time to formulate advice, structures execution properly, and is super responsive to any query or request.’

Key clients

3M Group

Ericsson

LibanPost

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC)

Adidas

Vestas

Mr. Carlos Ghosn, former CEO of the Renault-Nissan Group

Al Araby TV

Laceco Architects & Engineers

Samsung

Benta Group

Doctors without Borders

CardioDiagnostics Group

Work highlights

  • Advised global tech company Ericsson on complex tax matters related to their employee incentive plan. 
  • Advised Fortune500 American multinational conglomerate 3M on the tax aspects of establishment of its business presence in Lebanon.
  • Advised leading Danish energy company BWSC on complex tax matters related to the import of equipment in the context of multi-million EPC contracts for two power plant projects in Lebanon.

Airut Law Offices

Airut Law Offices is noted for its work supporting corporates, family offices and individuals in tax-efficient structuring for estate planning, commercial activities, in Lebanon and abroad, and as counsel in tax investigations. Serge Airut provides additional support in employment tax aspects, while Marie Antoinette Airut leads on corporate tax mandates.

Practice head(s):

Marie Antoinette Airut; Serge Airut

Testimonials

‘Good availability, reactivity and professionalism. The team members are knowledge on the matter and are solution oriented.’

Key clients

Kingdom Holding

Movenpick Hotel Beirut

Bahaa Rafic Hariri Group

ABC Mall

Four Seasons Hotel Beirut

Bank of Beirut SAL

IBL Bank SAL

Credit Libanais SAL

Lebanese American University (LAU)

Lebanese American University Medical Center – Rizk Hospital (LAUMC-RH)

Algorithm SAL

Societe Moderne Libanaise pour le Commerce SAL (Bottler of Pepsi, Lipton Ice Tea)

Cookpad Inc.

MAN SAL

Tahseen Khayat Group

Etablissements Khalil Fattal et Fils SAL

M for Media

Hakawati Inc.

F&B Venture Holding SAL

Biomass SAL

Work highlights

  • Advising Doctors Beyond Borders on how to settle their staff salaries along with the legal benefits, additional benefits and cost of living benefits in a manner that will not be prejudicial to employees while being tax efficient.

Alem & Associates

Offering ‘outstanding diversified services’ Alem & Associates top-rated transactional tax, regulatory and tax litigation continues to be involved on the Lebanon’s largest M&A deals, and has successfully represented clients in some of the most sophisticated tax cases before the Lebanese State Council. Mohamed Alem and Nader Obeid are of note.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Alem; Nader Obeid

Testimonials

‘Great Team. Outstanding diversified service for all types of taxation law you might need, especially in corporate issues. They know their job quite well and deliver it in a quick and timely manner.’

‘There are multiple and differentiated specialized people on all levels. You get a big, friendly, professional smile from the minute you enter the company till the last second you leave. Their reports and the services given are of high quality, and they come to the meetings well-prepared. They have excellent knowledge in the fields they work with and uses technology in every step of their work.’

Obeid & Partners

The tax department at Obeid & Partners is led by Ziad Obeid and Marie Hayek and is particularly adept in advising foreign investors on governance issues, tax compliance and planning. The team has also advised significant gas & oil companies on pending domestic amendments to the current taxation regime, tax structuring and double taxation treaties.

Practice head(s):

Ziad Obied; Marie Hayek

Key clients

Audi AG

Starbucks

Astellas Pharma

United Biscuits

KPMG

TUV Nord

Ergomed PLC

Sabre

ICMP

Biotest