El-Aref International Law Office

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El-Aref International Law Office 

Limited Liability Partnership

Beirut, Lebanon Office
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Chahine Building, First Floor, Verdun, Itani Street, P.O. Box 13-5207
Beirut, Lebanon  13-5207

Telephone: +(961) 186-5131
Fax: +(961) 186-0120

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Office Hours:
Monday: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Other hours by appointment.
Tuesday: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Other hours by appointment.
Wednesday: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Other hours by appointment.
Thursday: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Other hours by appointment.
Friday: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Other hours by appointment.
Saturday: 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Other hours by appointment.
Sunday: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM

About this office:

Established in 1942, El-Aref International Law Office has been among the leading Lebanese Law offices. As an experienced team of legal professionals' trilingual, licensed in local and International Law and jurisdictions, we provide our clients with a wide range of legal services.

El-Aref recognized as "Best Energy Law Firm in Lebanon" for Legal Awards 2013 of World Finance

recognized by InterContinental Finance 2013 Continent Awards as "Best Corporate, Construction Law and M&A Law Firm 2013 - Asia"

awarded Corporate Intl 2013 Global Award for "Securities Law Firm of the Year in Lebanon"

recognized as being "Leading Advisor 100" within the Deal Makers - 2013 - Global Leading Advisors 100.

awarded Corporate Intl 2013 Global Award for Media and Entertainment Law Firm of the year in Lebanon

Our clients can rely on the expertise of our seasoned lawyers who have the expertise in Project Development & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, Banking & Finance, Labor Law, Media, Healthcare, Energy, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas projects, available to be part of the team serving the interest of the Client's goals.

Firm works in the Middle East and Africa Region. Our Firm regularly advises clients on the formation, financing, governance and operation of companies, joint ventures and distribution arrangements in Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, UAE, United States of America, and North Africa region.

Represented clients in project finance and Energy transactions, with work includes teaming agreements for joint bids, and EPC and separate contracts for the design, construction and supply for the project, as well as utility contracts. Work with debt financing includes matters involving senior, mezzanine and subordinate debt, working capital loans, asset-backed loans, debt backed by letters of credit, convertible debt, and a variety of other debt products, such as variable rate demand tender debt, interest rate swaps and hedges.

Firm is a highly regarded firm dedicated to applying multidisciplinary talents to facilitate economic development throughout the Middle Eastern Region. Our goal is to offer our business and individual clients access to a wide variety of practice specialties throughout the Middle East and internationally, delivering high quality and responsive service at a cost commensurate with the value delivered.

In addition to legal services, we also provide private equity facilitation and project finance services. We serve Middle Eastern clients seeking to do business both locally and internationally, as well as international clients seeking to do business in the Middle East. We are proud of the fact that our clients have consistently given us the highest rankings possible for communication ability, responsiveness, quality of service and value received relative to cost of service.

We primarily serve large, multinational business interests - both corporate and individual clients, international and regional banks, private equity funds and individual investors, local and regional businesses, and other clients seeking to do business in the Middle East. We have earned a reputation for providing consistent, quality advice to numerous leading Lebanese, American, Kuwaiti and Saudi corporations along with a host of International companies.

With experienced attorneys who have earned a solid reputation as strategic problem solvers, ardent negotiators and successful deal makers, the success of El-Aref International Law Office is built upon the strong credentials of its work team.

Law Firm Affiliations:

New York Bar, International Bar Association, London Court of International Arbitration, American Bar Association, Beirut Bar Association, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.


Statement of Practice Summary:
Trademarks; Unfair Competition; International Law; International Business Transactions; Construction Law; Banking Law; Finance; Corporate Law; Contracts; Commercial Law; Corporate Restructuring; Mergers and Acquisitions; Maritime Law; Licensing; Franchise Law; Intellectual Property; Real Estate; Litigation; Arbitration; Agency and Distributorships; Dealer and Distributor Termination; Distribution Agreements; International Distribution; Energy Acquisitions; Alternative Energy; Energy Contracts; Renewable Energy; Wind Energy; Advertising and Marketing; Antitrust and Trade Regulation; Asset Protection; Collections; Debtor and Creditor; Education Law; Entertainment and the Arts; Environmental Law; Equipment Finance and Leasing; Fraud and Deceit; Government Contracts; Health Care; International Trade; Media Law; Natural Resources; Securities Law; Transportation; White Collar Crime; Admiralty and Maritime Law; Franchises and Franchising; Energy; International Energy Law; Energy Project Development; Electric Power Joint Ventures; Electric Power; Labor and Employment; Employment Contracts; Executive Employment Law; Executive Severance Contracts; Executive Transfers; Human Resources Law; International Employment Contracts; Agreements; Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures; Business Acquisitions; Business Divestitures; International Mergers and Acquisitions; Leveraged Buyouts; Leveraged Acquisitions; Mergers and Acquisitions Finance; Spin-Offs; Bank Securities; Government Securities; International Securities; Private Placement; Private Placement Syndication; Public Offerings; Securities Finance; Securities Litigation; Shareholder Disputes; Shareholder Derivative Actions; Shareholder Agreements; Shareholder Rights; Tax Exempt Securities; Offshore Oil and Gas Law; International Oil and Gas Law; International Petroleum Law; Liquefied Natural Gas; Natural Gas Contracts; Natural Gas Pipelines; Oil and Gas Acquisitions; Oil and Gas Exploration; Oil and Gas Finance; Petroleum Contracts.

Year Established: 1942

Representative Clients:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC); Repsol S.A.; The New York Times Company; The Associated Press; Philip Morris International Inc.; Deutsche Bank AG; Medtronic, Inc. Physio-Control, Inc.; Vestas AG; EADS (European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company); General Nutrition Corporation; Biomet, Inc.; ABB, Ted Baker, Apple, Inc., Scholastic, Inc., Agent Provocateur; Patient Education, Inc.; Islamic Development Bank Group; STX Heavy Industries Ltd.; National Real Estate Company; Arqaam Capital Ltd.; Huron Consulting Group; Sheraton Hotel; Mohamed Abdulmohsin Kharafi & Sons W.L.L.; Kharafi National K.S.C. (Closed); L3 Communication, Inc.; SeAH Steel Corporation; HANJIN Shipping; Amar Finance; Commercial Bank of Kuwait; Al-Sayer Group; Kuwait Real Estate Investment Consortium K.S.C.; National Investments Company K.S.C.; Al-Mal Investment Co. K.S.C.

Languages: English, French and Arabic.

Law Firm Affiliations: MSI GLOBAL ALLIANCE

Partners, Of Counsels and Associates are Members of Beirut Bar Association, New York Bar, Quebec and Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Bar Association.

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