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Michel Soumrani

Michel Soumrani graduated from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint Joseph University with an LLB in Private Law. He holds two LL.Ms, one in Private Law, the other in Public Law. He also obtained an LL.D from Paris University for a thesis entitled “The legal status of the banks in cessation of payments in Lebanon”, which won the Unique Prize of the Institute of Comparative Law in Paris (“Le régime juridique des banques en état de cessation de paiements au Liban, éd. Antoine 1974, préface R. Rodière). Michel Soumrani remains a leading member of the Lebanese dispute resolution community, and stands out for his experience in Arbitration. He also has an extensive experience in aviation law, banking and finance law, commercial law and administrative law. He is appointed sole arbitrator, member and chairman of arbitral tribunals in several international proceedings under the Rules of the ICC. Michel Soumrani is the author of several legal studies in Lebanese and French specialized legal gazettes. Apart from his professional activities, he is a professor of international economic law at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint Joseph University, and member of several committees, such as the Ministry of Justice committee for the modernization of the Code of commerce, the Beirut Bar Association ethics committee and the High Council of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Beirut. He has been a member of the Beirut Bar Association since 1966.

moc.inarmuos@lehcim

 

Patrick Soumrani

Patrick Soumrani graduated from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint Joseph University in 1988 with an LLB in private law. He obtained an LL.M in Private Law from the same University in 1990. Patrick pursued his studies at Paris II Assas University where he obtained an LL.D for a thesis entitled “The fiduciary ownership of shares” which won the Albert Wahl Prize (rewarding the best thesis in Commercial and Corporate Law) and the Prize of the Association of Corporate Legal Counsels of Paris and Ile de France (“Le portage d’actions”, éd. L.G.D.J. 1996, préface B. Oppetit). He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance law, corporate law, commercial law and real estate Law. Patrick Soumrani has a strong track record of advising several local and international financial institutions and assisting major international clients with corporate structures when establishing a presence in the Lebanese market. He is also a lecturer of Corporate and Business Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint Joseph University, and former member of the Ministry of Justice committee for the modernization of the Code of commerce. He has published several legal studies in Lebanese and French specialized legal gazettes. Patrick Soumrani is said to be “one of the most knowledgeable commercial lawyers in town” by the Chambers and Partners Guide. He has been a member of the Beirut Bar Association since 1993.

moc.inarmuos@kcirtap

 

Andre Yazbeck

Andre Yazbeck graduated from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint Joseph University in 1988 with an LLB in private law. He subsequently obtained an LL.M in Private Law from Saint Joseph University in 1990. Andre specializes in competition law, corporate law, commercial law and real estate law, and has gained a regional recognition for his work in these fields. Andre Yazbeck has been a member of the Beirut Bar Association since 1994.

moc.inarmuos@erdna

 

Sarita Kawerk

Sarita Kawerk graduated from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint Joseph University in 1988 with an LLB in Private Law. She specializes in banking and finance law, real estate law and labor law in which she has a wide experience covering individual conflicts, collective negotiation and litigations. She has advised several clients on employees’ severance for redundancy and collective dismissals. Sarita Kawerk has been a member of the Beirut Bar Association since 1993.

moc.inarmuos@atiras

 

Aline Kawerk

Aline Kawerk graduated from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint Joseph University in 1992 with an LLB in Private Law. She specializes in civil law, labor law, litigation and enforcement proceedings. Aline Kawerk has been a member of the Beirut Bar Association since 1999.

moc.inarmuos@k.enila

 

Abdallah Maalouli

Abdallah Maalouly graduated from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint Joseph University in 1970 with an LLB in Private Law. He holds an LL.M in Public Law. He has a wide experience in administrative law, civil law and civil proceedings. Abdallah Maalouly has been a member of the Beirut Bar Association since 1983.

moc.inarmuos@halladba

 

Rita Khoriaty

Rita Khoriaty graduated from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint Joseph University in 2005 with an LLB in Private Law. She obtained an LL.M in Private Law from Saint Joseph University in 2007 then pursued her studies at Paris II Assas University where she obtained an LL.D for a thesis entitled “The underlying principles of contract law: crossed views on French, Lebanese, European and international laws” (“Les principes directeurs du droit des contrats: regards croisés sur les droits français, libanais, européen et international”, PUAM, 2014). She specializes in civil law and corporate law and advises several start-ups in the context of venture capital transactions. Rita is also a lecturer of civil law at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint Joseph University. She has been a member of the Beirut Bar Association since 2012.

moc.inarmuos@atir

 

Elizabeth Boulos

Elizabeth Boulos graduated from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint Joseph University in 2017 with an LLB in Private Law. She joined the firm in 2017 and specializes in corporate law and labor law.

moc.inarmuos@soluob.htebazile

 

Sarah Abboud

Sarah Abboud graduated from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint Joseph University in 2016 with an LLB in Private Law. She joined the firm in 2017 and specializes in corporate law and banking and finance law.

moc.inarmuos@duobba.haras

 

Alexandre-Albert Hechaime

Alexandre-Albert Hechaime graduated from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint Joseph University in 2015 with an LLB in Private Law and a degree in Political Science. He obtained a Master’s Degree (Master 2 Recherche) in Estate Law from Université Paris 1 – Panthéon - Sorbonne. In 2018 he obtained a certificate of Mediation from the Professional Centre of Mediation of Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He joined the firm in 2017, and specializes in commercial and corporate law, civil law, labor law and banking and finance law as well as data protection, privacy and compliance.

moc.inarmuos@emiahceh.erdnaxela