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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Interleges Award 2011 Launched

Interleges Award 2011

Interleges, the international network of independent law firms, launched this year’s Annual Interleges Award (2011), in memory of Stephen Rayner, founding Chairman of Interleges.

The award, aimed at young students and trainees, focuses on one topic of importance in international commercial and business law.

This year’s winner will be invited to Paris for the closing dinner of the Interleges AGM.

For more information, please visit this link.

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Anti-Money Laundering Review

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm contributed to the International Bar Association’s 2011 Anti-Money Laundering Forum, cataloguing AML compliance requirements throughout the world.

Chadia El Meouchi, Jihad Rizkallah, Maria Jreissati and Hala Okeili all participated in the drafting of the guide’s content for Lebanon.

Chadia El Meouchi, Jihad Rizkallah, Maria Jreissati and Neyla El Khazen all participated in the drafting of the guide’s content for Qatar.

Visit the IBA AML Forum page to see the Q&A for Lebanon.

For Qatar, please visit this link.

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Nomination as a Top Tier law firm by IFLR1000

We are proud to announce that Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm’s finance and corporate practices have, once again, been rated a top tier law firm by IFLR1000 in recognition of the high quality legal advice we provide clients in the fields of corporate and finance law.

Year after year, IFLR and numerous other guides to the world’s leading law firms recognise the excellent work of our talented team. We would like to thank our clients and colleagues, without whose vote of confidence such recognition would not be possible.

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Badri & Salim El Meouchi Law Firm has a top tier ranking in the IFLR1000

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World First Mobile Money Transfer Solution

Vodafone Qatar launched today a standard-setting global mobile money transfer solution, VMT (Vodafone Money Transfer). Initially launching in limited countries, but set to expand to many new destinations, the solution will include local transfers as well as payment options at select merchants.

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm advised Vodafone Qatar on the structuring of this transaction (this is the first time such a structure is used), and advised on the key agreements of this structure in Qatar. We also advised on the regulatory aspects of the transaction with regards to the Qatar Central Bank regulations.

With its tradition of creative thinking and its deep knowledge of the Middle-East’s legal systems, Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm is at the forefront of innovation in the field of financial law in the region. For more information on our banking and finance and telecoms practices, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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BSM worked with Royds LLP to co-head a management of law firms workshop

Badri & Salim El Meouchi Law Firm’s managing partner, Chadia El Meouchi, co-hosted a management of law firms workshop with UK Interleges member firm Royd LLP’s Stuart Wilkinson at this year’s Interleges Annual General Meeting.

Interleges is a leading international network of independent law firms, with a presence in over 25 countries and a network of correspondent law firms spanning over 100 countries.

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm has been a member of Interleges for over 15 years, and currently sits on the association’s Executive Committee.


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BSM Firm Event Supports the Environment and Society

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law firm held a firm-wide event in the Bekaa Valley, at Taanayel’s Arc En Ciel centre, an NGO that works on the preservation of the environment and the rehabilitation and integration into society of former prison inmates and persons with disabilities. The centre includes, among many other wonderful things, the Middle-East’s leading wheelchair manufacture, almost exclusively staffed by persons with disabilities who, for the most part, are wheelchair-bound themselves.

The event was attended by lawyers from all of our offices, and led by Pygmalion Group’s Robert Goodsell, as well as Lebanese animation group Responsible Mobilities.

We always endeavour to hold our firm-wide events in locations that support valuable social causes and help us to reinforce one of our core values: responsibility.

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BSM Managing Partner intervenes during a colloquium regarding the amelioration of business opportunities in Lebanon

In the presence of His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri, Prime Minister of the Lebanese Republic, and other key ministers and leaders, Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm Managing Partner Chadia El Meouchi reported on a workshop on doing business in Lebanon, conducted under the auspices of the IFC, stating that costs of registration of companies in Lebanon are very expensive compared to other countries, and she further reported on the need to undertake a series of measures that would reduce the delays and costs of registration of companies in order to attract more investors to the country.

In addition, Chadia El Meouchi reported that the workshop recommended the necessity of implementing various measures such as the systematisation of real estate registries, simplification of administrative procedures, reduction of the minimum legal capital of companies and the exemption for companies from paying certain taxes/levies imposed by the Minister of Finance.

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BSM Advises Vodafone on a World First!

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm’s Qatar Office advised Vodafone Qatar on the world’s first regulated mobile telecom operator in-building site sharing agreement.

The team, headed by Partner Walid Honein, assisted Vodafone Qatar with the negotiation and drafting of the agreements, and continues to support Vodafone Qatar on the agreement’s implementation.

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Managing Partner Chadia El Meouchi interviewed by NOW Lebanon

NOW Lebanon recently caught up with Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm Managing Partner Chadia El Meouchi, who is currently working on the Middle East Leadership Initiative, to discuss her career in law, her activism and leadership in Lebanon. Click here to go to to the article on NOW Lebanon’s website.

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