For the third consecutive year, Abou Jaoude & Associates earned a Recommended Firm ranking for 2014 in the respected IFLR1000, the Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, covering the Banking & Finance and M&A practices of law firms in Lebanon. Two partners were named Leading Lawyers, the highest ranking for individual lawyers.
The guide commended the Firm's practice, calling the team “really nice to work with: helpful and extremely professional, friendly and highly dedicated”, and highlighting the Firm’s strong commercial practice, which is recommended for banking, finance and M&A and its portfolio of work which displays a broad range of capabilities.
Clients praised the Firm’s Banking & Finance and M&A practices, with comments including:
“On the banking side, Carlos Abou Jaoude assisted Africell on the reorganisation of a $100 million loan portfolio with three banks, and Souraya Machnouk led on the firm’s largest deal, Solidere’s $185 million ABS securitization.”
Managing partner Carlos Abou Jaoude, who is recognized as “a great negotiator with outstanding skills; he thinks outside the box” was honored with a Leading Lawyer ranking in the areas of Banking & Finance and M&A. Partner Souraya Machnouk, with clients stating “Souraya gives me and the company a peace of mind when I go to her with a legal question or any kind of document”, was also honored with a Leading Lawyer ranking in the areas of Banking & Finance and M&A.