AJA ranked as a Top Tier Firm by IFLR1000 | Abou Jaoude & Associates

AJA ranked as a Top Tier Firm by IFLR1000

September 2021

For the eleventh consecutive year, Abou Jaoude & Associates earned a Top Tier Firm ranking in the respected IFLR1000, the Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, covering the Financial & Corporate practice of law firms in Lebanon for 2021. Managing Partner Carlos Abou Jaoude and partner Souraya Machnouk were distinguished with a Highly Regarded individual ranking.

The guide commended the Firm’s work, stating:

“Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm is experienced is strong and experienced in lending, M&A and project related work. In the banking and finance area, the firm’s recent notable work included the first-ever PPA by a Lebanese government and the first international syndicated financing for a renewable energy project in Lebanon, where it acted for the lead arranger. In M&A, the firm was involved in deals in the banking and financial services sector.”

Clients praised the Firm’s practice, with comments including:

Excellent and satisfactory. Thoroughly detailed and professional” - Private equity
Excellent services” - Private equity
They delivered the best, great experience” - Project development
AJA law firm is a big firm in Lebanon (relative to the size of the local market). They cover all legal specialties. Whenever needed, the primary lawyer can always refer to another lawyer covering a certain specialty. They are very serious and professional. They understand the law and how it operates. They own their files and they are always prepared. They defend the interests of the company wholeheartedly and it is a relief and a comfort for us to know that we are in good hands.” - Project development
Throughout this process, AJA covered all legal and financial aspects of the project, as well as assisted us in the discussions and negotiations with the government representatives.” - Project development
The firm and the associates that work in it are very professional and have in-depth knowledge of the local laws and have a smooth, convincing, and effective way to negotiate with counterparts” - Project development
The firm is very solid when it comes to corporate issues related to real estate and thinking out of the box for solutions” - Real estate

Managing partner Carlos Abou Jaoude is recognized by clients as being “A first class lawyer coupled with a first class business mind.

Partner Souraya Machnouk is praised by clients with comments including:

She has good skills in communication and negotiation.
She is excellent, always available and able to provide great solutions to complex matters. You get the impression you are working with a lawyer in London or NYC, she makes complex matters seem easy.
Souraya is a top professional, she has been very responsive to all our requirements and always provides timely solutions. She has understood well the nature of our activities and supported us also with a fantastic cost.
Very knowledgeable of the subject matter. Very professional, supportive and well respected in the business arena. She is impressive under pressure and is very responsive.
Excellent. High level of knowledge.