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Chedid Law Offices in association with Dentons

Work Department

Commercial, Corporate and M&A / Banking, Finance and Capital Markets / Arbitration


Elias Chedid is the managing partner of Chedid Law Offices in association with Dentons in Beirut. He has a diverse practice, which draws on a strong experience gained abroad. He has spent 10 years working in New York, Paris, and Dubai with international law firms, before returning to the 60-year old family practice.

Elias focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, banking and finance, energy, TMT, government and regulatory work, and international arbitration.

Elias is a dual Lebanese and French citizen and has been a member of the Beirut Bar since 1998, the New York State Bar since 2001 and the Paris Bar since 2002. He received an LLB degree in French law and Lebanese law from the Saint-Joseph University Law School of Lebanon in 1997, where he ranked first throughout his four years of study. After having been awarded a Scholarship from the French government to pursue legal studies in France, he received a Master degree (D.E.A) in Private Law from the University of Paris 1 – Sorbonne, with honours, in 1998. He also received his LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree from Harvard University Law School in 2000, where he was a staff member of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. Elias was President of the Harvard Club of France from 2006 – 2008 and is the Vice President of the Sorbonne Law School Alumni Association of Lebanon.


English, French


Beirut Bar, 1998
New York State Bar, 2001
Paris Bar, 2002


Harvard Law School, 2000, LL.M.
Sorbonne Law School, 1998, DEA, Hons
Saint Joseph’s University Law School, 1997, LLB (Hons

Lawyer Rankings

Lebanon > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Elias ChedidChedid Law Offices in association with Dentons

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.

Lebanon > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Elias ChedidChedid Law Offices in association with Dentons

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.