AJA ranked as a Band 1 Firm by Chambers & Partners | Abou Jaoude & Associates

AJA ranked as a Band 1 Firm by Chambers & Partners

March 2019

For the ninth consecutive year, Abou Jaoude & Associates earned a Band 1 Firm ranking in the prominent Chambers Global Guide for 2019, covering the Corporate & Finance practice of law firms in Lebanon.

Chambers commended the Firm’s work, stating:

“Abou Jaoude is one of the largest and most prominent firms in Lebanon, with an increasing presence throughout the Middle East. The major areas of focus for the firm include finance and M&A, as well as the emergent field of renewable energy.

Clients are particularly impressed with the firm's service, with one commenting: “They're on the forefront of understanding the major requirements of international corporate finance. Another noted: “Before meeting them I didn't think I could get this kind of service.

Three of the Firm's partners were honored with an individual Leading Lawyer ranking in Chambers Global 2019 - Corporate & Finance, namely:

 “Managing partner Carlos Abou Jaoude is recognized for his activity in banking and finance, corporate, M&A and capital markets as well as for his growing presence in the energy sector. Clients laud his negotiation skills, with one saying: “He has very good interpersonal skills and an extensive knowledge in what he does”. Another commented that “he finds solutions that no one else thinks of.”

The “phenomenal” Souraya Machnouk is a prominent partner at Abou Jaoude who is focused on banking and finance, M&A and corporate law, but has also recently been active in the energy sector. Clients praise her as “someone who can add a lot of value to the table - she is extolled internationally and can handle any kind of information.”

Simon El Kai is recognized by his peers as a strong commercial and corporate lawyer, with one complimenting him as “a rising star”. He also has extensive expertise in the media and pharmaceutical sectors. Clients note that he is “extremely knowledgeable and methodical - the way he handled the work was quite remarkable.”