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Chedid Law Offices in association with Dentons and Elias Chedid come recommended, for the 8th year in a row and for the 4th time as a First-Tier law firm, by The Legal 500

Chedid Law Offices in association with Dentons and Elias Chedid come recommended, for the 8th year in a row and for the 4th time as a First-Tier law firm, by The Legal 500


Chedid Law Offices in association with Dentons has once again been recommended as a law firm specializing in the Banking & Finance and Corporate and M&A areas in Lebanon by The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa guide for 2018.

The premier Lebanese law firm that enjoys an exclusive association agreement with international law firm Dentons achieved six rankings this year.

1. On the Banking & Finance front, the firm was ranked for the 4th time as a First-Tier law firm, along with four other law firms.

Quoting clients, the Legal 500 stated: “Chedid Law Offices in association with Dentons provides ‘an outstanding service’ to a range of European and GCC banks on cross-border deals with Lebanese elements, and also handles compliance and derivatives matters. The firm also represents multilateral finance institutions”.

Managing partner Elias Chedid was singled out by Banking & Finance clients as a lawyer who ‘shows a commitment to excellence, draws on deep product expertise and continually develops innovative solutions’.

Georgette Salamé was also praised as a key senior associate.

2. On the Corporate and M&A front, the firm was also ranked as a First-Tier law firm (up from the Second Tier last year), along with four other law firms.

Elias Chedid was said to ‘deal with queries in a timely fashion and to be instrumental in developing clients’ businesses in the region through fresh thinking and sound advice’.

Chedid and senior associate Georgette Salamé were praised for advising international clients in the retail, telecoms and pharmaceutical sectors on market entrances, transactions and employment law. Telecoms regulation was also mentioned as another area of strength.

3. In addition, Elias Chedid was individually listed in the elite "Leading Individuals” lawyers’ list for the Banking & Finance field, which comprised this year only 7 outstanding lawyers nationwide.

4. Georgette Salamé was also listed as one of the four “Next Generation Lawyers” nationwide for Banking & Finance.

5. Elias Chedid was similarly individually listed in the elite "Leading individuals” lawyers’ list for the Corporate and M&A practice area, which featured this year 11 outstanding lawyers (down from 13 in the previous three years) nationwide.

6. Finally, senior associate Georgette Salamé was listed as one of the five “Next Generation Lawyers” nationwide for Corporate and M&A.

The Legal 500 Series is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide.

The Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.

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