Practice Areas


With a large debt recovery team, Raphaël & Associés can efficiently guide the seizure and auction of assets of persons and companies registered with the Commercial Registry that owe debts to our clients. We handle every aspect of business rescue, insolvency, and restructuring contentious and non-contentious corporate insolvencies. Formal insolvency proceedings benefit from our knowledge to guide the process along Continue Reading


Raphaël & Associés is specialized in drafting and negotiating all types of commercial agreements for international and domestic entities concerning distributorship, licensing, sale and purchase, joint ventures, construction projects, mobile operations, cement and steel companies, tourism and leisure, insurance, aircraft, boats, and many others. We use our clear understanding of business to negotiate on our clients’ behalf and develop close, Continue Reading


With the array of procedures, regulations and governmental bodies present in Lebanon, a strong relationship with the regulatory bodies is a strong asset for any firm. Raphaël & Associés has acted both as an advisor and as a representative of numerous private companies in matters most notably involving the Central Bank of Lebanon, the Stock Exchange, and the Telecommunication Regulatory Continue Reading


Raphaël & Associés has assembled a team with broad international experience ready to put their commercial and corporate experience to work for our clients. The firm continuously handles  investments, mergers and acquisitions, strategic transaction creation, corporate governance restructuring, financing, structuring stock option plans, drafting private placement memoranda, offering circulars, capital venture set-up and conducting due diligence processes in a wide Continue Reading

Dispute Resolution

Raphaël & Associés is widely recognized both in Lebanon and abroad for its international arbitration expertise with ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and individual Arab arbitration centers. We are particularly active in proceedings revolving around telecommunications, construction and international transactions involving foreign governmental bodies and major corporations. Our partners include recognized mediators, arbitrators and counsel. We understand the need to resolve potential Continue Reading

Family Owned Business

Raphaël & Associés creates options for governance structures and succession planning of family businesses so that the companies can continue their work for generations to come. We advise what the best practice rules and regulations are for the most efficient and profitable operations of their businesses and represent our clients when conflicts arise between shareholders.

Intellectual Property

Raphaël & Associés is the sole member of the ICC Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau in Lebanon. Raphaël & Associés has a distinguished reputation in IP law. Working with large multi-nationals and local enterprises, the Firm advises on all matters related to trademarks, patents, copyrights, and licensing agreements for them. Should any of our clients’ intellectual property rights be infringed upon, our Continue Reading

Islamic Finance

Raphaël & Associés has been active in Islamic finance throughout the Arab world for decades. We have extensive knowledge in Islamic banking operations, regulations, and the set-up and structuring of Islamic finance products throughout the world that we use to devise innovative transactional structures. Shari‘a compliant investment and banking requires the well-developed knowledge our team possesses in order to purchase Continue Reading


Raphaël & Associés has a broad-based and comprehensive Litigation Practice skilled at representing parties before any court in Lebanon. We have a depth of experience in litigation and represent clients in all criminal or civil charges, including many high-profile cases involving major investors and government bodies. In addition to our longstanding local reputation, Raphaël & Associés also advises on cross-border Continue Reading


Raphaël & Associés is highly engaged in privatization matters in Lebanon. We advised the Lebanese Government in its efforts to reorganize the energy and telecommunication sectors. Our experience helps international investors and stakeholders in privatization matters across various areas identifying client’s obligations and protecting their interests. We conduct due diligence for privatized companies and negotiate and implement agreed upon structures.

Public Works Auctions & Tenders

Raphaël & Associés regularly advises on the preparation and submission of bids in national and international public tenders. We are available from the bidding stage through the execution of each project and our wide experience in various sectors allows us to better understand industry specific issues for any tender our clients may want to pursue.