Mr Carlos Abou Jaoude > 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, Capital Markets, Structured Products, Energy, Project Development & Finance, Real Estate & Construction, Media, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Government Relation & Public Policy, Arbitration, Tax, Telecommunication, Estate Planning.


Managing Partner


Arabic, French and English


Beirut Bar Association
International Bar Association


JD in Private Law, Saint Joseph University, Lebanon

Lawyer Rankings

Lebanon > Dispute resolution

When it comes to commercial litigation and arbitration Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm is highly recommended for its ‘commitment, and insightful analyses’. It is increasingly advising on significant, high-profile litigation and arbitration cases involving Lebanese and foreign clients, this combined with industry-specific experience. Its clients range from banks to well-known corporates and includes ICC arbitrations. Team heads:  managing partner, Carlos Abou JaoudeRania Khoury  (head of domestic and international arbitration), Simon El Kai and Grace Tamer (co-heads of litigation).

Lebanon > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Carlos Abou JaoudeAbou 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

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 > Tax

The excellent corporate team at Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm also takes on tax planning and other tax work related to M&A and joint ventures. Carlos Abou Jaoude is the key practitioner.

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.