Ms Souraya Machnouk > Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm > Beirut, Lebanon > Lawyer Profile

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm
PO BOX 116-5079, BEIRUT MUSEUM 1106-2010

Work Department

Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking, Finance, Energy, Project Development & Finance, Government Relations & Public Policy, Telecommunications, Franchising.




Arabic, French and English


Beirut Bar Association
International Bar Association


JD double major in Private and Public Law, Saint Joseph University, Beirut
Advanced Graduate Degree (DEA) in Banking & Financial Markets Law, Saint Joseph University accredited by the University of Paris II-Assas, Paris
Master of Laws (LLM), George Washington University jointly with Georgetown University, Washington DC
Qualification in Syndicated Loan Markets Documentation, Loan Market Association, London
Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris

Lawyer Rankings

Lebanon > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Souraya MachnoukAbou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Excelling in cross-border transactions, Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm is a top name for corporate work in Lebanon and is valued for its ‘excellent communication skills, and high level of know-how’. In addition to cross-border M&A, its corporate work spans areas such as transaction structuring, pre-acquisition due diligence, licensing, compliance and post-acquisition integration. Simon El KaiSouraya Machnouk, and Carlos Abou Jaoude head a substantial team which includes senior associate Salwa Abdallah.

Lebanon > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Souraya MachnoukAbou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm fields a stellar banking and finance practice with outstanding finance, combined with capital markets experience. In addition to representing local and foreign banks (including advising the Central Bank of Lebanon on the first ever critical capital controls legislation), it also advises a broad range of clients on domestic and international extensions of credit and syndicated facilities. Carlos Abou JaoudeSouraya Machnouk  and Eddy Maghariki are the recommended team heads and Rita Papadopoulou heads the capital markets and structured products practice.

Lebanon > Real estate and construction (including projects)

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm is focused on PPP work and major energy projects in Lebanon.  Managing partner Carlos Abou Jaoude and Souraya Machnouk are the names to note as is associate Rana Kateb.