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Bassem Chalhoub

Senior Associate

Beirut

EKP in association with HFW
Sami Solh Avenue
Hechaime Bldg, 5th Floor
PO Box 116-2083
Beirut, Lebanon

Office Telephone: +961 1 387 778
Office Fax: +961 1 387 776

Direct Dial (Beirut): +961 1 387 778

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Bassem has wide experience and knowledge in commercial and civil law and a good approach to corporate and labour law in general and corporate structuring, governance, shareholders agreement and employment agreements in particular. Bassem has also handled matters involving bankruptcy, real estate, litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Bassem is fluent in Arabic, English and French.

Recent work includes:

  • Representing a Saudi group in the creation and roll-up of real estate development businesses into a new US$2.7 billion Saudi Arabian real estate company to carry out development, contracting and construction activities in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, including preparation for initial private placement and subsequent potential public offering.
  • Advising a Saudi-based real estate development and construction company with subsidiaries in Qatar, Jordan, UAE and expansion plans into Eastern Europe to merge, restructure and reorganise its business, subsidiaries and address its corporate governance schemes.
  • Advising a multinational engery company in setting up a branch in Lebanon. Work included handling all registration formalities, drafting and negotiating operation and maintenance agreements, and advising on general compliance matters, including environmental, labour, social security and residency issues.
  • Advised several groups of companies operating across multiple sectors on their commercial agency activities, including the drafting, negotiation and renewal of agency and distribution agreements with international principals and advising on ongoing compliance matters.

Bassem is a member of the Beirut Bar Association.

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HFW has been working with a range of local, regional and international clients in the Middle East for many years, building up extensive in-depth local knowledge which we combine with the full services of an international law firm.

Underlining our commitment to expanding our capability and geographical reach within the Middle East in order to offer clients enhanced 'on the ground' support, on 1 January 2016 we announced an association with local law firm El-Khoury & Partners (EKP). Through this association we offer clients a comprehensive range of corporate, commercial, real estate, dispute resolution, transactions and regulatory legal services.

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