Data and Privacy Law Firm Lebanon | Abou Jaoude & Associates

Data and Privacy

The Firm’s specialized Data and Privacy practice group has a demonstrated history of helping companies successfully navigate the complex and rapidly evolving laws, regulations, and industry best practices relating to data protection and privacy.

We advise domestic groups and multinationals on all aspects of data privacy, security and information management across all industries, including finance, healthcare. The Firm has developed renowned experience advising on the legal aspects of the clients’ strategic digital transformations, cloud-based solutions, and compliance and governance projects involving cross-border data transfer in light of the GDPR.

With respect to consumer protection, our attorneys advise clients on a broad array of issues, including advertising practices, consumer disclosures, and compliance with the myriad laws regulating consumer interactions. 

The Firm is the exclusive author of the Lebanon chapter of the ‘Data Protection in the Financial Sector’ guide published by One Trust Data Guidance.

Awards & Recognitions

The Firm is consistently recognized as a market leader by the prominent international legal directories Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.

Band 1 Firm
Chambers Global 2022, Corporate & Finance

“Abou Jaoude & Associates maintains a commanding position at the forefront of the Lebanese legal market. The team [...] has a strong track record of acting for big-name clients on a wide variety of cutting-edge matters.
A fine law firm with fine lawyers.”

Top Tier Firm
The Legal 500 EMEA 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Lebanon Law Firm of the Year
Chambers Middle East Awards, 2021 

Band 1 Firm
Chambers Global 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Corporate & Finance

“This full-service firm is an important player in Lebanon [...].”
“The firm regularly acts for international companies in Lebanon [...].”

Top Tier Firm
The Legal 500 EMEA 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Commercial, Corporate and M&A
“Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm is a top name [...] valued for its 'excellent communication skills, and high level of know-how'." 

The Firm’s recent notable representative experience in Data and Privacy includes:

  • Advised leading Swiss bank Credit Suisse on the setup of its Lebanon Data Protection Country Manual under complex regulations governing data privacy in the financial services sector in Lebanon.
  • Advised US tech healthcare company Epic on the transmission and use of health information about patients in the context of a major digitalization project with a premier Lebanese hospital, under complex regulations governing data privacy in the healthcare sector in Lebanon.
  • Advised Big Four audit firm Ernst & Young Switzerland on a major global digital transformation and e-archiving project for a renowned luxury watchmaker group under complex regulations governing data privacy and electronic signature in Lebanon.
  • Advised French multinational pharmaceutical and cosmetics company Laboratoires Pierre Fabre on data protection, under complex regulations governing data privacy in the healthcare sector in Lebanon.
  • Advised leading pharma company Pharmatrade (Malia group) on the data protection and privacy aspects of the first-of-its-kind import and distribution by the private sector of the Covid-19 vaccine SPUTNIK, involving highly complex regulatory licensing procedures and compliance with novel health and data protection laws in Lebanon.
Data and Privacy