Banking & Finance

Raphaël & Associés is a recognized leader in all areas of banking and finance including conventional and Islamic banking, structured finance, capital markets, complex transactions, syndicated loans, microfinance and others. We assist leading international and national institutions, financial advisors, intermediaries, government institutions, and others on all types of finance transactions, IPOs, private placements, debt and portfolio assignments, loans, debt restructuring, Continue Reading


Raphaël & Associés has a long tradition of representing construction companies around the MENA region and has extensive experience in structuring and financing construction projects, B.O.Ts, FIDIC, and other related contracts. We are active at every stage, covering all aspects of the project’s life cycle and expanding to the full range of contractual claims relating to the construction industry. We Continue Reading

Energy Sector

Raphaël & Associés advises the Lebanese government as well as energy companies in gas and oil related legal issues. We also advise investors and private companies engaged in the scene. Our team’s experience and interaction with legislative authorities and figures combined with our legislative drafting background is a solid foundation for us to support our clients with creating investment vehicles, Continue Reading

Financial Institutions

Our specialized knowledge of the financial institutions in both Lebanon and the region is only furthered by our large dedicated team. With one of the largest banks in Lebanon as a client, our team regularly advises on complex cross-border deals for financing and capital markets. Our team of experienced attorneys knows how to effectively navigate between the growing regulatory reform around Continue Reading

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure

Raphaël & Associés represents numerous clients in the hospitality, tourism, and food and beverage industries. The high caliber of clients we represent includes various prestigious beachside resorts, leading hotels and food and beverage key actors. Raphaël & Associés advises its clients at all stages of the process, from the initiation of the project throughout its lifetime. Our portfolio of hospitality Continue Reading

Life Sciences

Knowledge of the real world issues in a sector allows our lawyers to provide more comprehensive legal advice. Access to industry experts and lawyers who have worked in a diverse range of legal practice areas within life sciences are the best approach to ensuring sound and robust solutions in pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, medical devices and healthcare. Our commercially aware lawyers Continue Reading


Ideas are meant to come to fruition and we want to help you bring your idea from your mind to a store front. Whether we are finding ways to finance prototypes and manufacturing costs or creating strategies for the distribution of a product, our experienced team of lawyers will be here to assist you along the way. We handle the Continue Reading

Media and Entertainment

Raphaël & Associés has substantial experience drafting and negotiating acquisitions, production and co-production agreements, format licensing and other contracts for media clients. Our extensive experience includes film and television production, licensing and broadcasting and our global network allows us to create multinational solutions for our clients throughout the entire process. We attempt to keep our team up to date in Continue Reading

Mining and Metals

With the ever-growing demand for natural resources, our company stands poised to consult from any position. We can advise the mining industry from start to finish, including financing and acquisition, mineral and mining rights, navigating complex local and global regulations, expansion, and disposal. Our worldwide connections assist us in creating solid local and high-level strategies addressing formation, regulatory and tax Continue Reading

Real Estate

With the booming real estate market in Lebanon, Raphaël & Associés assists developers in creating each legal structure and establishing all entities for real estate development projects in residential, commercial, and mixed-use properties. We are specialized in drafting and negotiating placement memoranda, sales, development, rental, lease, operation, management and other agreements for major real estate projects. We advise players from the Continue Reading


Raphaël & Associés has an exceptional reputation in handling telecommunication transactions extending from Lebanon, the Middle East, Africa, China and beyond. We cover all aspects of GSM and Mobile Telecommunications projects, including bids, license negotiations, B.O.T., and the installation and operation of companies and their networks. We also represent technology start-up ventures across the board from formation and operations as Continue Reading