Our firm is recognized as having strong capabilities in several practices, including the following:

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
    We advise local and international banks and financial institutions on M&A, regulatory, securities, tax and general advisory matters and on their relationships with banking regulators. Our lawyers have extensive experience in financing transactions involving loan agreements; letters of credit and other credit enhancement devices; note purchase agreements; project financing agreements; structured receivables arrangements and asset-backed securities transactions; leveraged buyout and other acquisition financing arrangements; loan syndications; equity participations in the form of common and preferred stock investments; offerings of convertible securities and partnership interests.
  • Capital Markets
    We are recognized for our experience and depth in capital markets transactions. EL KHOURY & PARTNERS Law Firm lawyers have advised issuers and market participants on multiple transactions across a wide spectrum of deals structures. In particular, our managing partner, Chucri El Khoury worked on the first bond issue by the Lebanese Republic on November 1999 and continues to represent the Lebanese Government on its Eurobonds issuances.

    We advise our clients on all types of securities transactions, including initial public offerings; equity and high-yield offerings; privatizations; exchange offers; tender offers; convertible debt; preferred securities, global depositary receipts and securitization.
  • Corporate Governance
    EL KHOURY & PARTNERS Law Firm counsels clients on broad range of corporate governance and compliance matters, including board and committee matters, conflict of interest, directors responsibilities, corporate disclosure, as well as the practical application of these standards in specific business activities such as securities offering, and M&A transactions.

    Our lawyers have broad and deep experience guiding clients through evolving local regulation and best practices to achieve their business objectives.
  • Corporate Law
    EL KHOURY & PARTNERS Law Firm advises corporations and their officers, directors, and controlling shareholders with respect to the formation, governance, and day-to-day legal problems of such entities.

    Our services cover diverse matters, including - inter alia- the proper conduct of the Board of Directors; executive compensation; shareholder agreements; compliance with laws and regulations affecting the client’s particular industry and commercial contracts with the companies' customers and suppliers.
  • Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits
    EL KHOURY & PARTNERS Law Firm counsels companies, boards of directors and individual executives in a wide range of employment-related matters, including the design and implementation of equity-based retention and other compensation plans, and compliance with applicable tax, securities, disclosure, corporate governance, fiduciary and other requirements.
  • Hospitality Services
    EL KHOURY & PARTNERS Law Firm counsels several of the most prestigious hotels and beach resorts in Lebanon, in addition to a variety of restaurants. Our involvement in this respect covers mainly the setting up of the business and the follow-up with the relevant governmental departments for the issuance of the required authorizations.
  • Intellectual Property
    EL KHOURY & PARTNERS Law Firm represents leading international institutions and corporations in the fights against the infringements of their names. In addition, our firm handles the registration of trademarks and copyrights in Lebanon and abroad, in line with local and international regulations and conventions. To better serve its clients, EL KHOURY & PARTNERS Law Firm has established a network of specialized international institutions that tackle any matters deriving from cross boarders registrations.
  • Information Technology
    We are one of the few major local law firms that possess the skills and resources to provide its technology clients with clear and insightful legal advice on commercial, legal and regulatory issues occurring in the information technology, telecommunications, media and e-commerce industries. We ensure our clients are kept up to date with the fast-paced and quick-changing nature of the information technology industry.

    Our clients include IT vendors, IT outsourcing and business process companies and purchasers of IT across a broad range of industries and technology users of all types and sizes. Our transaction experience ranges from relatively simple business software licensing and services to large and complex system implementation and integration involving multiple parties.

    We provide a complete service in IT-related matters including:
    • Protection and exploitation of intellectual property.
    • Contracts for software development, licensing and support services.
    • Outsourcing and other large scale system implementation and integration.
    • Contractor and consulting arrangements.
    • Acquisition and disposal of companies and businesses.
    • Advice on IT-related issues arising from acquisition transactions.
    • Transitional services arrangements.
    • E-commerce related transactions including privacy advice.
    • Regulatory compliance.
  • Litigation and Arbitration
    EL KHOURY & PARTNERS Law Firm handles a wide variety of high-profile and complex litigation for major clients. Our practice is national in scope, with appearances in courts, as well as in arbitrations and mediations. Our lawyers have expertise in a wide range of substantive areas including securities, criminal law/enforcement, commercial and civil disputes, intellectual property, real property and arbitration.
  • Medical Field
    EL KHOURY & PARTNERS Law Firm counsels several companies involved in the supply and sale of medical and laboratory equipments. Furthermore, the firm represents one of the most distinguished hospitals in the Bekaa region. Our scope of work includes, inter alia, ensuring compliance with regulatory approvals, as well as setting up the legal framework governing the relationship among the medical staff and the institution.
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
    We excel in M&A transaction in Lebanon and the region. EL KHOURY & PARTNERS Law Firm has completed a wide variety of mergers and acquisitions in a large number of industries, advising sellers, buyers, minority investors, shareholders, joint venture partners and financial advisors. Our team has deep knowledge of local law and business principles.
  • Oil and Gas
    We have represented major players in the oil and gas industry and we are currently advising an international and leading energy company on its exploration of oil and gas plans.
  • Private Equity/Investment Fund
    We are preeminent in advising on the formation, operation and regulation of funds. Our lawyers regularly advise a broad range of funds, investors and advisers, including private equity funds and venture capital funds, as well as numerous collective investment vehicles. We provide our clients with creative solutions to their regulatory and compliance issues.

    Our Managing Partner, Chucri R. El Khoury, has actively contributed to the enactment of the collective investment scheme law in the country.
  • Privatizations
    Our lawyers, namely Chucri R. El Khoury, assisted in drafting some of the privatization laws, structured deals, designed sophisticated governance mechanisms and negotiated the terms and conditions of privatization transactions in several sectors, including port facilities, electric power and telecommunications.
  • Project Finance and Infrastructure
    EL KHOURY & PARTNERS Law Firm has a unique experience in project finance transactions and has advised in the financing of the reconstruction of several leading hotels in the country and in the region, as well as resorts.
  • Real Estate
    We provide advice on real estate matters to a wide range of clients. From acquisitions of commercial real estate and hotel companies, to the purchase, sale and refinancing of large office buildings and industrial properties, we are at the center of the real estate marketplace. In addition, we counsel foreign individuals and companies on direct acquisitions of real estate, as well as project financings and restructurings that contain significant real estate components, especially in light of local laws governing acquisitions by non-nationals.
  • Restructuring
    We represent a wide range of clients, including companies in need of financial restructuring, leading financial institutions and funds, acquirers and business partners in connection with large and complex restructurings, as well as in connection with acquisitions and exit financings.