AJA ranked as a Top Tier Firm by The Legal 500 | Abou Jaoude & Associates

AJA ranked as a Top Tier Firm by The Legal 500

April 2021

For the twelfth consecutive year, The Legal 500 ranks Abou Jaoude & Associates in Tier 1, the highest ranking for law firms, for its work in four practice areas covered by the 2021 guide in Lebanon. Managing partner Carlos Abou Jaoude and partner Souraya Machnouk were distinguished as Leading Individuals, the highest ranking for individual lawyers, with a Hall of Fame status bestowed on lawyers ranked as Leading Individuals for at least seven consecutive years. Two lawyers are also Recommended by The Legal 500, namely partner Simon El Kai and senior associate Chebl Atallah.

The Firm earned its top tier ranking in the categories of:

  • Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A
  • Real Estate and Construction (including Projects)
  • Tax

The prestigious guide commended the Firm’s practice, stating:

The Legal 500 2021 - Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

“Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm fields a stellar banking and finance practice with outstanding finance, combined with capital markets experience. In addition to representing local and foreign banks (including advising the Central Bank of Lebanon on the first ever critical capital controls legislation), it also advises a broad range of clients on domestic and international extensions of credit and syndicated facilities.”

The Legal 500 2021 - Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Excelling in cross-border transactions, Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm is a top name for corporate work in Lebanon and is valued for its 'excellent communication skills, and high level of know-how'. In addition to cross-border M&A, its corporate work spans areas such as transaction structuring, pre-acquisition due diligence, licensing, compliance and post-acquisition integration. Simon El KaiSouraya Machnouk, and Carlos Abou Jaoude head a substantial team.”

The Legal 500 2021 - Real Estate and Construction (including Projects)

“Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm is focused on PPP work and major energy projects in Lebanon. Managing partner Carlos Abou Jaoude and Souraya Machnouk are the names to note.”

The Legal 500 2021 - Tax

“The excellent corporate team at Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm also takes on tax planning and other tax work related to M&A and joint ventures. Carlos Abou Jaoude is the key practitioner.”