Firm Profile > El-Aref International Law Office > Beirut, Lebanon

El-Aref International Law Office
FIRST FLOOR, CHAHINE BLDG
ITANI STREET, SNOUBRA
VERDUN, 135207 BEIRUT
Lebanon

Real estate and construction (including projects) Tier 1

El-Aref International Law Office has experience acting across the spectrum of energy project developments, including financing, planning, licensing and construction. Led by name partner Aref El-Aref, the team acted for Hyundai Heavy Industries in relation to the installation of high-voltage gas and air insulated switchgear substations, which were commissioned by the Ministry of Energy and Water.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

El-Aref International Law Office is instructed by banks, private equity funds and individual investors. Acting alongside Norton Rose Fulbright, practice head Aref El-Aref advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on a revolving credit agreement and issuing bank agreement under a trade finance programme to facilitate the expansion of international trade in Lebanon. Other clients include Qatar Islamic Bank and Société Générale.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

El-Aref International Law Office is perhaps best known for its work in M&A, capital markets deals, and energy and infrastructure project developments, though the team also has experience in start-up and venture capital financing transactions. Practice head Aref El-Aref advised Telegram on the Lebanese law aspects of its highly publicised initial coin offering, which has attracted over $850m, globally, from some of Silicon Valley's most prominent venture capital investors.

Department Name Email Telephone
International
Oil and gas
Construction
Trade mark and intellectual property
Corporate
International transactions
Maritime
Investment
Banking and finance
Litigation
Mergers and acquisitions
Arbitration and dispute resolution
Project development and finance
Employment and labour disputes
Criminal
Real estate
Franchise and licensing
Number of lawyers : 5
Arabic
English
French