Mr Hachem El Housseini > 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, Media, Dispute Resolution, Licensing, Agency, & Distributorships, Intellectual Property, Oil & Gas, Aviation


Senior Associate


Hachem El Housseini is a senior associate at Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm, and had previously worked for ten years at a leading Lebanese law firm. He has more than 15 years of experience advising major companies and private clients on corporate, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution matters. Hachem has an in-depth knowledge of the oil & gas and the media industries, having counseled key regional television broadcasting companies on their commercial contracts and transactions.


Arabic, French and English


  • Admitted to the Beirut Bar Association
  • Member of the International Bar Association
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


  • JD in Private Law, Francophone section of the Lebanese University, Lebanon
  • MBA, Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA), Lebanon
  • Diploma of Superior Studies in Management (DESM), Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP), France
  • Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ), Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA), Lebanon, accredited by the Securities and Investment Institute (SII) in London


  • Lecturer at the American University of Beirut

Lawyer Rankings

Lebanon > Dispute resolution

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm stands out for its commercial arbitration experience and handles high-profile mandates including at the ICC and ICSID. Head of domestic and international arbitration; Rania Khoury is the key contact for disputes, particularly in the construction, media, and energy space. It has also seen an increase of banking-related litigation in the past year. Carlos Abou Jaoude handles high-value arbitrations and lawsuits and is supported by Simon El Kai on the pharmaceutical side. Senior associate Hachem El Housseini is also of note. The team also acts as co-counsel with international law firms.