Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Law Firm Lebanon | Abou Jaoude & Associates

Financial Restructuring and Insolvency

Our Financial Restructuring and Insolvency practice has been a stronghold of the Firm as executives fighting to save their troubled companies and creditors striving to protect their interests have constantly turned to the Firm for timely, coordinated and effective counsel.

Our attorneys are experts in various aspects of the practice, including debt collection, consensual work-outs, representations of distressed companies and debtors, creditor committees, banks and other creditors, as well as buyers and sellers of distressed assets.

The Firm develops innovative legal solutions to difficult financial circumstances, with a goal of maximizing the legal, tax, accounting and financial objectives of all transaction parties. When litigation becomes necessary, our lawyers put into motion strategies and remedies to obtain the greatest recoveries on claims.

Drawing on the breadth of that experience, we are able to manage complex and multidisciplinary restructurings involving numerous players and assets, and bring them to a successful and timely close.

Awards & Recognitions

The prominent international legal directories Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000 consistently rank our Financial Restructuring and Insolvency practice at the top.

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
“Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm is well placed to handle large cross-border transactions and complex restructurings for large multinationals.”

Top Tier Firm
IFLR1000 2022, Financial & Corporate 

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

Lebanon Law Firm of the Year
IFLR Middle East Awards, 2019 

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

“This sizeable team has an impressive practice in the […] finance market [and a] solid deal-making team. Its members handle a number of mandates of significant value involving […] restructurings […] deals.”
Their flexibility, broad expertise and negotiating skills left a very good impression.

Top Tier Firm
The Legal 500 EMEA 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Commercial, Corporate and M&A
“The firm’s team ‘provides a triple A service, and shows professionalism, extraordinary technical and interpersonal skills, strong ethic and exceptional abilities’.”

Top Tier Firm
IFLR1000 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Financial & Corporate

“The firm’s professionalism and timeliness makes it our main source of legal advice. The team is readily available to resolve and guide us through any situation as they have abundant knowledge and experience in a wide variety of industries.”
“The team is composed of experienced attorneys who are proactive, professional, reliable, and trustworthy.”
They own their files and they are always prepared.”

The Firm’s recent notable representative experience in Financial Restructuring and Insolvency includes:

  • Advised the leading real estate developer Plus Properties Group on a complex multi-million debt restructuring involving four premier banks in Lebanon.
  • Advised the Mansour family on the US$200 Million largest multi-business family debt restructuring involving eight premier banks in Lebanon and a large real estate portfolio.
  • Advised on the complex US$15 Million debt restructuring of major F&B group Geadah Bros involving 11 banks, 35 creditors and a large receivables and real estate portfolio.
  • Advised the Wehbe family on the complex US$10 Million family debt restructuring involving six premier banks and a large real estate portfolio.
  • Advised premier luxury brand Elie Saab on a multi-million cross-border LMA facility and the largest multi-bank refinancing transaction in Lebanon’s fashion retail market.
Financial Restructuring and Insolvency