AJA awarded Lebanon Law Firm of the Year at the 2021 Chambers Middle East Awards | Abou Jaoude & Associates

AJA awarded Lebanon Law Firm of the Year at the 2021 Chambers Middle East Awards

May 2021

Abou Jaoude & Associates was awarded Lebanon Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious Chambers Middle East Awards 2021. The ceremony was held virtually this year and broadcasted live from London on April 7th.

Chambers & Partners is one of the legal industry’s most esteemed international guides with a worldwide reputation for thoroughness and independence. Its prestigious annual legal awards commend exceptional achievements by law firms with a demonstrated sustained excellence. Only one prize is awarded per country to distinguish the firm with an outstanding performance. Abou Jaoude & Associates was nominated for ‘Lebanon Law Firm of the Year’ along with four other top-tier Lebanese law firms, and won the title of Lebanon Law Firm of the Year 2021.

Chambers highly commended the Firm as the recipient of the award, stating:

Abou Jaoude & Associates is firmly established as one of the leading law firms in Lebanon. The firm represents an impressive client base and maintains an outstanding reputation within the legal profession, being regularly chosen by top-tier international law firms to act as Lebanon counsel on major international transactions. Interviewees declare: 'They have an excellent team and excellent knowledge', adding that 'they’re always available and extremely responsive.' Abou Jaoude is a go-to law firm for finance matters and acts for several high-profile financial institutions'."

This exciting accolade comes at a time when Lebanon continues to witness compounded crises. In such adverse context, this award is essentially for us, a tribute to positive perseverance.

At a time with no room for trial-and-error, the main stakeholders in the market have solicited our Firm’s specialized legal expertise, and trusted our long-standing reputation for out-of-the-box legal solutions. In the realm of corporate and finance, the Firm advised on a series of high-profile complex transactions, and opined on key public policies with a critical nation-wide impact. The Firm’s thriving arbitration and litigation practice contributed largely to the Firm’s success, with a milestone year advising on the most significant and highly mediatized arbitrations and lawsuits in Lebanon with a global reach.

Other deserving winners of the Chambers Middle East Awards 2021 include prominent international powerhouses Allen & Overy, White & Case, Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Linklaters, and Dentons.