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Chedid Law Offices in association with Dentons

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

With its international connections and cross-border capabilities, Chedid Law Offices in association with Dentons is well placed to undertake the representation of banks and non-financial institutions in debt financing transactions as well as financing restructurings and related regulatory assistance. Elias Chedid, who is also the managing partner of the firm, leads the banking and finance group with his international expertise. Capital markets work, regulatory banking questions and financial transactions are frequently handled by senior associate Georgette Salamé.

Practice head(s):

Elias Chedid

Other key lawyers:

Georgette Salamé


‘At Chedid Law, lawyers listen to their clients.’

‘Elias Chedid seeks meaningful feedback from his clients and acts on it. He is not simply a good lawyer present at a meeting, he is a great lawyer with a real presence in the meeting. He is innovative, has the capacity to take unusual but calculated risks that pay off. He has a spark that makes him willing to try something new whilst having the ability to join the dots between two different ideas or specialist areas of expertise or industries. He can and did achieve extraordinarily results for his clients.’

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Chedid Law Offices in association with Dentons advises clients in all phases of the business cycle on contracts, day-to-day issues and transactions. Managing partner Elias Chedid, who is admitted to the Bar in Beirut, Paris and New York, is in charge of the department. His key areas of expertise are M&A and capital markets, in particular for energy, telecoms, media and technology clients. At senior associate level, Georgette Salamé is notable for regulatory experience in addition to  M&A and reorganization know-how.

For over 60 years, Chedid Law Offices has been a recognised industry leader, representing a wide range of interests. The firm operates in Beirut in association with Dentons, the largest international law firm in the world, a global firm that is unique in its long-standing commitment to Lebanon. Through this association, Chedid Law Offices is the only law firm in Lebanon that is able to provide the services of an international law firm on the ground.

Founded in 1957 by Raymond Chedid, a former head of the Beirut Bar Association, Chedid Law Offices merges Lebanese tradition with a dynamic approach to the practice of law. The team combines a deep understanding of the region and its legal systems based in the civil law tradition and a thorough knowledge of common law and its standards to help the firm’s clients achieve their goals.

Deeply rooted in the Middle East, Chedid Law Offices understands the complexities of regional and global work. The multilingual lawyers in the Beirut office are all native Arabic speakers who have been educated and/or trained in the West. Chedid Law Offices offers a unique dual perspective on the Lebanese legal market: Middle Eastern by identity; Western by training.

Chedid Law Offices’ full suite of capabilities include: 

  • M&A and joint ventures
  • Private equity
  • Capital markets and securities
  • Banking and finance
  • Infrastructure and projects
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Energy
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Tax
  • Technology, media and telecoms
  • Real estate
  • Hotels and leisure
  • Employment
  • Public and administrative law
Department Name Email Telephone
Elias Chedid +96170079179
Photo Name Position Profile
 Elias Chedid photo Elias Chedid Elias Chedid is the managing partner of Chedid Law Offices in association…
Partners : 3
Associates : 5
Beirut Bar Association
New York Bar
Member, Ordre des Avocats du Barreau de Paris, France