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

AJA ranked as a Band 1 Firm by Chambers & Partners

March 2021

For the eleventh consecutive year, Abou Jaoude & Associates earned a Band 1 Firm ranking in the prominent Chambers Global Guide for 2021, covering the Corporate & Finance practice of law firms in Lebanon.

Chambers commended the Firm’s work, stating:

“Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm maintains a commanding position at the forefront of the Lebanese Legal market. The team is often called upon for its expertise in banking and finance and M&A transactions as well as capital markets matters. Of late its work includes advising Lebanon’s Central Bank on the development and imposition of capital control legislation in response to the country’s ongoing financial crisis.

Clients praised the Firm with comments including: 'They are our best legal advisers' adding that 'their understanding on many aspects of the law is excellent'."

Three of the Firm's partners were honored with an individual Leading Lawyer ranking in Chambers Global 2021 - Corporate & Finance, namely:

Carlos Abou Jaoude has considerable expertise in corporate matters. He is particularly active on banking & finance, M&A, capital markets and securities mandates. A clients stated 'He knows every single transaction happening; we fell the wealth of knowledge'."

Simon El Kai possesses a robust corporate and finance practice. He is highly proficient in project finance and development. Observers note he is a really good lawyer who is 'very competent and knowledgeable'."

Souraya Machnouk is commended by clients for being 'extremely smart and knowledgeable' on corporate matters. She handles mandates across a range of disciplines, from capital markets to real estate. She is regarded as a 'brilliant' practitioner with excellent local knowledge.”