Firm Profile > Alem & Associates > Beirut, Lebanon

Alem & Associates
BEIRUT 2012-6609

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Banks, financial institutions and insurance companies turn to Alem & Associates for assistance with structured, acquisition and project finance. Team leader Mohamed Alem is the name to note for banking, finance and capital markets expertise.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Alem

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Alem & Associates represents clients, both domestic and international, in a comprehensive range of corporate, commercial and financial transactions. Its skills range from M&A, joint ventures, and LBOs, through to restructurings, corporate governance, and due diligence processes. Senior partner Mohamed Alem is recommended for his cross-border transactions expertise and Omar El Assir and Leila Laila are also recommended.  

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Alem

Other key lawyers:

Omar El Assir; Leila Laila

Dispute resolution Tier 1

The dispute resolution team at Alem & Associates demonstrates wide-ranging capabilities in contentious work, specifically in construction disputes. Mohamed AlemNader Obeid and Rana Kahwagi are recommended practitioners.

Real estate and construction (including projects) Tier 1

Alem & Associates is retained by owners, developers, investors and investment funds to advise on all types of real estate assets. Mohamed Alem is the key contact.

Other key lawyers:

Mohamed Alem

Tax Tier 1

Alem & Associates is adept at handling both contentious and non-contentious tax matters. The name to note is Mohamed Y Alem.

Other key lawyers:

Mohamed Y Alem

The firm: Alem & Associates was founded in 1953 as a general practice and has earned its reputation as one of Lebanon’s most prestigious and leading law firms on account of its commitment to excellence. It offers a wide range of legal services through its offices in Beirut, Dubai and Riyadh, and its associated offices throughout the Middle East.

With more than 60 practitioners in its three offices, Alem & Associates represents and advises clients throughout the world, with a focus on the Middle East. The firm’s team is multicultural and has the experience and ability to operate in both the common and civil law legal systems and is familiar with the intricacies and challenges of regional regulations.

The firm gives particular attention to the processes through which legal services are provided. The firm works under well-defined quality standards, ensuring effectiveness and client satisfaction. It operates a relationship-based service, with close client/firm communication.

Areas of practice: The administrative and tax practice group represents individuals, business organisations, and other entities before municipal, state, and administrative agencies, seeking permits and licenses, defending enforcement and disciplinary proceedings, contesting tax decisions, and pursuing governmental approvals.

The aviation practice group of Alem & Associates provides advice and representation on the sale, purchase and leasing of aircraft as well as mortgages, aircraft finance and tax.

The arbitration and ADR practice group acts for clients from many different business sectors, including construction, real estate, public concessions, telecommunications and financial institutions. With an impressive legal team with international experience, the firm can assist at any stage, from strategic preliminary work to the enforcement of arbitral awards.

The banking and finance group has a growing reputation in the sector driven by its outstanding expertise in structuring complex financings in domestic and international markets, including Islamic finance.

The real estate and construction practice group advises on all issues relating to planning, construction and engineering, investment, development, property finance and dispute resolution.

The corporate, mergers and acquisitions practice group provides expert advice on many of the largest and most complex transactions, with a cross-border perspective. The firm applies its experience to a range of corporate and commercial deals and corporate transactions, including joint ventures, equity structures, corporate restructurings, cross-border acquisitions, strategic alliances, equity investments and leverage buyouts.

The employment and social security practice group works with clients from a wide range of industry sectors, assisting not only local businesses but also medium and smaller enterprises to tackle local, international and cross-border employment issues.

Alem & Associates’ intellectual property practice has gained a substantial reputation since its inception. Its lawyers have handled complex transactions deals in Lebanon and the Middle East region.

The franchising, media and entertainment practice, one of the most reputable in the region, provides full-service legal assistance for franchisors and franchisees, also providing legal advice on all aspects of the converging media industries, including media, advertising, radio and television, motion picture and TV production, publishing and new media.

Alem & Associates has a dynamic litigation practice group, with expertise in a wide range of dispute resolution issues, such as commercial litigation, finance, real estate, construction, employment, IP, media, and administrative disputes.

The firm has one of the most reputable energy and environment practices in the region and provides specialised services to public and private clients. The firm also covers oil and gas exploitation in Lebanon, representing global leaders in the industry.

The white-collar defense and government investigations practice group offers clients the extensive experience in dealing with official and government investigations, defense, enforcement and asset recovery matters.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative and tax
Arbitration and ADR
Banking, capital markets and finance
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions
Employment and social security
Energy and environment
Franchising, media and entertainment
Intellectual property
Real estate
Telecommunication and technology
White-collar defense and government investigations
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Mohamed Y Alem  photo Mr Mohamed Y Alem Mohamed Alem is the founder and senior partner of Alem & Associates…
Number of lawyers : 60
Other offices : Dubai
Other offices : Riyadh