Mr Mohamed Y Alem > Alem & Associates > Beirut, Lebanon > Lawyer Profile

Alem & Associates
BEIRUT 2012-6609
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Work Department

Arbitration & ADR, Energy and Environment, International Commercial Law


Mohamed Alem is the founder and senior partner of Alem & Associates and focuses his practice on alternative dispute resolution, energy, and complex commercial cross-border transactions. Mohamed advises public and private clients on concession in energy projects, roads and public lighting, PPP projects, energy generation and distribution, and maintenance works of industrial and petrochemical facilities. With more than 20 years of experience in international and domestic arbitration, as well as commercial transactions with special emphasis on real estate, telecommunication, foreign direct investment, financial structuring and aviation. Mohamed Alem has built a regional reputation as one of the leading Arab lawyers operating in the Middle East region. Mohamed Alem is often requested to advise Governments and State owned enterprises on legislative reforms and regulatory developments as benchmarked to international best practices. He is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences on a multitude of current legal subjects.


Mohamed founded Alem & Associates in 1995. Since then, he acted as the firm’s managing partner and grew it to become one of the leading regional law firms with offices in Dubai (2006) and Riyadh (2008).


Arabic, English and French.


Beirut Bar Association. UAE Advocate. International Bar Association (IBA).


Lebanese University (LL.B., 1988). Université de Caen-France (DEA in International Trade), McGill University, Institute of Comparative Law – Canada (LL.M. in Comparative Law, 1991).

Lawyer Rankings

Lebanon > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Mohamed AlemAlem & Associates

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.


Lebanon > Tax

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

Lebanon > Real estate and construction (including projects)

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.

Lebanon > Dispute resolution

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.

Lebanon > Banking, finance and capital markets

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.