Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm Wins Two Awards in Dubai!

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm has won two awards at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Middle East Awards ceremony, held on Wednesday October 28th, 2015, at Burj Al Arab in Dubai, U.A.E.

IFLR Award StatuettesFor the third consecutive year, and the fifth year in total, Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm was awarded the Law Firm of the Year Award for Lebanon, in recognition of the quality of its work, and the innovative nature of the cross-border transactions it has worked on. “It is always a pleasure to see our team’s hard work being recognised, as we strive hard to provide world class service to local and international clients from our offices in Lebanon and Qatar.” said Chairman and Senior Partner Salim El Meouchi.

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm was also awarded the Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award for the Middle East, in recognition of the hundreds of hours of pro bono work undertaken by lawyers at the firm for the community at large and for a wide range of causes and NGOs

Our firm assists NGOs and associations working in fields as diverse as: health, leadership, the environment, education, science, human rights, entrepreneurship, combatting corruption and many others.

It is particularly impressive that Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm won this award given that it was nominated alongside large international law firms including Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Linklaters and Clyde & Co.

EBSM Team - 2015 IFLR AwardsChadia El Meouchi, Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm’s Managing Partner, noted that “… in the difficult climate that we are facing in the Middle East today, particularly in Lebanon, it is even more important to focus on projects that support civil society and our community. We, at Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm, make this a central part of our mission, both as lawyers and as members of a growing business.

The IFLR Middle East Awards are among the most prestigious awards in the legal industry, recognising the leading firms and individuals in financial, corporate and commercial law.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients for believing in our firm and trusting us with the opportunity of working on such exciting deals and cases.

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Chadia El Meouchi on Lebanon’s Capital Markets Law

In a recent Executive Magazine article, Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm’s managing partner, Chadia El Meouchi, discussed her views on the current situation of capital markets in Lebanon.

In the article, Chadia discussed the role of the Capital Markets Authority (“CMA”), the challenges of transitioning to a new regulatory regime, and proposes some ideas for promoting new public offerings.

Be sure to click on the link above to read the full article.

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El Meouchi Law Firm Named Law Firm of the Year 2013

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Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm was named Law Firm of the Year 2013 for Lebanon by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR). The prize was awarded to the firm at a gala dinner held in Dubai’s Burj Al Arab hotel on October 23rd, 2013.

In attendance from the firm were: Senior Partner Salim El Meouchi with Nawal El Meouchi, Partners Walid Honein and Jihad Rizkallah and Senior Associate Samia El Meouchi.

In order to select the winning firms, the IFLR conducts an extensive research process that includes interviews with clients and peers, as well as independent research into the transactions conducted by the firm.

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At El Meouchi law firm, we are very proud of the outstanding work that is done by our regional team, always aiming to represent the interests of our clients to the best of our abilities. It is therefore a great pleasure for such hard work and dedication to be recognised in the legal market and beyond.

We look forward to continuing to earn our clients’ trust over the coming months and years.

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Badri and Salim El Meouchi Again Ranked Top-Tier in IFLR1000 for 2014

IFLR1000, one of the leading guides of international law firms in corporate and finance law, has ranked Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm in the top tier for Lebanon in 2014. This latest edition sees the firm praised for its “excellent reputation“, “quick […] responses” and knowledge of the local law.

Our Qatar office is also highly ranked and recognised for its work in “[…] banking, asset finance, Islamic finance, derivatives, securitisations and structured finance [and] its corporate work […] largely M&A.

In addition to the firm’s rankings, Salim El Meouchi (Chairman and Senior Partner) and Chadia El Meouchi (Managing Partner) were both listed among Lebanon’s Leading Lawyers for all three categories evaluated by IFLR1000, namely: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions.

IFLR has also nominated Badri and Salim El Meouchi for the “Law Firm of the Year – Lebanon” award, and Chadia El Meouchi has been nominated for “Managing Partner of the Year – Middle East“, along with the leading law firms in the world.

The winners of these and other categories will be announced at the annual IFLR Middle East and North Africa Award dinner in Dubai on October 25th. If you are attending the event, be sure to introduce yourself to our team of partners and associates in attendance.

We are proud to see our dedication to service and legal excellence recognised again by IFLR1000, and thank our clients and our peers who participated in the review process.

For more information, visit the IFLR1000 website.

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BSM awarded ILFR’s Law Firm of the Year Award 2011

We are proud to announce that Badri & Salim El Meouchi Law Firm has been awarded Lebanon’s Law Firm of the Year 2011 Award by the International Financial Law Review. This is the second time the firm has been honoured with this award, the last being in 2007, noting that the firm has been ranked as leading law firm in Lebanon every year by the IFLR since 2004 and is highly noted and recognized in Qatar since its foundation in 2007.

The IFLR is a leading legal publication, and notably publishes the highly respected IFLR1000 guide to corporate and financial law firms, which ranks firms based on reviews and feedback from peers and clients. We are honoured to be highly rated by this guide year after year.

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BSM Silver Winner of the Best Middle Eastern Law Firm of 2011

We are delighted to announce that Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm was a Silver Winner of the Best Middle Eastern Law Firm of 2011 at the International Legal Alliance Summit in Paris, France.

The International Legal Alliance Summit Awards are granted by the best law firms worldwide and to top In-House Counsels. 120 jury members select the winners, including general counsels of Fortune 500 companies and Presidents of In-House associations.

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BSM recongnised by ICFM as Highly Commended – Top Tier Firm – 2011

In recognition of the firm’s performance at exceptional levels during one of the most difficult economic periods of recent years, we are proud to announce that Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm has been ranked by InterContinental Finance Magazine as HIGHLY COMMENDED – TOP TIER FIRM for the 2011 program.
The ‘ICFM – HIGHLY COMMENDED – TOP TIER’ status is considered by many to be one of the most important industry acknowledgements.

Such recognition has been awarded for demonstrating a high level of ability and performance across the jurisdictions we focus on; we would like to thank each voter for the trust and confidence displayed by our clients and colleagues in our law firm.

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Managing Partner co-founded Days of Science NGO

Badri & Salim El Meouchi Law firm Managing Partner, Chadia El Meouchi, co-founded Days of Science NGO. This NGO aims to promote science and knowledge and how it affects our every day lives. In 2010, Days of Science attracted more than 13000 visitors from all across Lebanon and in 2011, our event attracted an unprecedented 18000 visitors at least at the hippodrome in Beirut. These are family events to make science accessible to all age levels.

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BSM Managing Partner holds a lecture at the University of Paris II (Pantheon – Assas)

Chadia El Meouchi, Managing Partner at Badri & Salim El Meouchi Law firm,  a guest professor for the LLM, recently gave a two week course at the University of Paris II (Pantheon – Assas) addressed to LLM students majoring in Arab Business Law in the following fields:  Islamic Corporate Governance, Islamic Banking & Finance, and Corporate & Tax Regime in the GCC.

As a leading lawyer in the field of Sharia’a-compliant banking and finance law, Chadia was honoured to be invited by the university to give this course on a yearly basis.

“It was a pleasure to meet the students – I was impressed by the number of students who attended the course, and by the intensity of their interest in this field. I think that these students made a clever choice in choosing to learn more about Sharia’a-compliant banking and finance, given that it is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the industry and will no doubt become more and more relevant in the coming years.” said Chadia about the experience.

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BSM ranked as top law firm in Qatar for 2011 by Gulf Times

We are delighted to announce that Badri & Salim El Meouchi Law Firm has been ranked in band 3 among top Qatari law firms for the year 2011 by the leading English daily newspaper, the Gulf Times.

The Gulf times stated that our firm is “actively developing its profile in the Qatar Financial Centre, concentrating on M&A transactions in the banking and real estate sectors and also specializing in finance and hospitality“.

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