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

AJA ranked as a Band 1 Firm by Chambers & Partners

March 2022

For the twelfth consecutive year, the Firm scored a Band 1 Firm ranking in the prominent Chambers Global Guide for 2022, covering the Corporate & Finance practice of law firms in Lebanon.

Chambers commended the Firm’s work, stating:

“Abou Jaoude & Associates maintains a commanding position at the forefront of the Lebanese legal market. Its lawyers are often called upon for their expertise in finance and M&A transactions as well as capital markets issuances. The team is also eminently capable in regulatory banking work and has a strong track record of acting for big-name clients on a wide variety of cutting-edge matters. Peers think of Abou Jaoude & Associates as “a fine law firm with fine lawyers.

Three of the Firm's partners were honored with an individual Leading Lawyer ranking in Chambers Global 2022 - Corporate & Finance, namely:

“Founding partner Carlos Abou Jaoude has considerable expertise in transactional and commercial advisory matters. He is particularly active on banking and finance, M&A, capital markets and securities mandates. “He's a Lebanese success story.

Simon El Kai maintains a robust corporate and finance practice. He is highly proficient in project finance and development. He's very pragmatic in negotiations.

Souraya Machnouk handles a variety of high-value mandates across a range of disciplines, from M&A and capital markets transactions to real estate. She is noted among sources for her extensive legal knowledge and formidable negotiating skills. “She is excellent.