Founded in the early 1980's, "Ramzi Joreige & Partners" is a well established leading law firm in Lebanon which enjoys a strong reputation of professionalism and deep attachment to professional ethics. The firm has been providing local, regional and international clients for almost 30 years with a full range of legal advisory services in broad spectrum of legal fields through its team of qualified and experienced lawyers.
The Firm is composed of two partners, five senior associates and four associates. Its senior and managing partner, Ramzi Joreige, has been an active member of the legal community since 1962. He was President of the Beirut Bar Association between 2007 and 2009. The other partner, Chakib Cortbaoui, has been practicing law since 1967 and served as President of the Beirut Bar Association between 1995 an 1997. He was appointed Minister of Justice on 13 June 2011 and is currently not practicing law in accordance with Article 15 of the Law organizing the lawyer's profession. On the other hand, the senior associates and associates have graduated from leading universities in Lebanon, Europe and the United States. While being practitioners, some of them have also academic interests and are lecturers at renowned law schools.
Clients of the Firm include leading regional and international banks and financial institutions, notably the biggest in the region, several telecommunication companies, and other companies in the following fields: insurance, mobile payment, postal services, insurance, food & beverage, real estate and construction. The Firm has also as clients leading businesses and high net worth individuals.
The Firm provides full corporate legal support for the day-to-day business as well as for the complex and cross-borders corporate transactions. The Firm has been advising local and international clients on mergers & acquisitions, negotiation, drafting and termination of joint venture agreements. The Lawyers of the Firm have a high level of expert knowledge of the local legal framework, as well as a strong contract drafting skills complemented by in-depth knowledge of the unique legal and business requirements of specific industries.
The Firm has also an extensive expertise in the field of banking and finance, securities regulations and private equity transactions. Such services include corporate finance advising, credit facility structuring including project finance and aircraft financing, advising on the listing of securities on the Beirut Stock Exchange and other services related to the day-to-day banking activity in the local market.
Moreover, the Firm has been providing its clients with legal advice regarding their regional extension plans and the acquisition of new business entities in the Middle East and North Africa.
The Firm's areas of expertise include also the insurance law, labor law, litigation, arbitration, real estate, administrative law, taxation law and environmental law.