Banking and Finance
Lebanon has a strong
tradition as the banking center of the Middle East. We have experience
with all aspects of the financial system, with the financial structuring
of corporations and with the public and private funding of development
projects and business ventures. We assist and advise banks, financial
institutions, funds, firms, and borrowers, both domestically and
internationally, and coordinate the most sophisticated transactions.
Some partners at ElKhoury Law Firm are members of the Legal Committee at
the Lebanese Association of Banks or provide counsel to the Beirut Stock
Having been involved in several large joint ventures, corporate
structuring and mergers and acquisitions, we have an intimate
understanding of how to structure project financing, legally assess
assets backed securities and draft loan agreements and guarantees.
We also have a solid understanding of the financial system, and help our
clients understand and take advantage of various financial services and
products such as swaps, futures, investment funds and collective
With our training in different legal cultures and our ability to
practice law in several languages, we are comfortable coordinating
financial transactions across borders. We can help set up offshore
investment funds and communicate with foreign banks and investors to
help our clients obtain the financing they need.
Banking laws and international regulations are under constant mutation
particularly due to the successive crises the world has faced since the
beginning of the 21st century. Basle rules are continuously updated. We
are really concerned with keeping our clients informed of any changes in
regulations and legal implications so they may remain one step ahead of
any exposures and financial risks.
We help our clients deal with financial difficulties and debt crises. We
can facilitate the restructuring of debts and mortgages, and can assist
in any declarations of bankruptcy or default. We provide these services
to all, including individuals in difficulty who need help protecting the
assets they have worked so hard for.