Moghaizel Law Office was established in 1953 and has 21 lawyers with six partners. Moghaizel Law Office is one of the few Lebanese law firms that cover all aspects of Lebanese law and provides multilingual legal advice (English, French and Arabic) to multinational corporations and to companies with international businesses. Through its diverse international connections, the firm provides its local clients with advice and assistance to meet their needs for legal services abroad and to ensure proper legal support for their international transactions.
The firm’s clients include governments and government-owned entities, multinational corporations, including Fortune 500, banks and financial institutions. Foreign clients account for more than 50 percent of the firm’s work.
Main Practice Areas:
Alternative Dispute Resolution: The firm is experienced in alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation and conciliation. The firm has long-standing experience in local and international arbitration (including ICC and ICSID arbitrations).
Aviation: The firm acts on behalf of foreign airlines and advises on all aspects of aviation law and aircraft leasing.
Banking and Finance: The firm provides advice on all aspects of banking law and finance, including bank security and loans, syndications and other financings, debt restructuring and collection, funds, derivatives and structured products.
Company and Commercial: The firm has extensive experience in incorporations, joint ventures, company secretarial and administration services, establishment of branches, subsidiaries, and representative offices of foreign corporations and agency and distributorships.
Construction: The firm provides advice to owners and contractors in both residential and commercial construction projects, including contract bidding and negotiation, and planning regulations. The firm acts as counsel with respect to construction disputes based on FIDIC and other forms of contracts (design and construction).
Energy Law: The firm advises with respect to oil, gas and power projects, and more specifically with respect to contracts for electricity, natural gas, transmission, water, project development, project finance, engineering and environmental permits.
Insurance: The firm advises on insurance and reinsurance contracts and insurance compliance law and acts for a number of insurance and reinsurance companies.
Intellectual Property: The firm advises on registration, protection, use and enforcement of trademarks, copyright, patents and designs. The firm represents domestic and foreign clients, in technical and non-technical industries, in relation to all aspects of intellectual property matters under Lebanese law, including patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights and unfair competition.
Labor and Employment: The firm handles all aspects of Lebanese labor and social security law and employment matters.
Litigation: The firm’s litigation practice covers all types of commercial disputes, including disputes in specialized business areas, such as banking, employment, finance, insurance, transportation, intellectual property and assets recovery.
Mergers and Acquisitions: The firm handles acquisitions and sales of companies and acquisitions and sales of equity interests. The firm has advised on some of the largest local transactions in various business sectors.
Tax: The firm advises on tax planning, income tax, corporate tax and tax litigation.