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2019 a New Era in Legal Services

Lebanon is in crisis and the economy is stagnating pressuring businesses to cut cost and let go of their expansion plans for the near future. THIS IS THE BEST TIME TO GROW.
Indeed all Lebanese family businesses are in a very good position to actually grow and scale should they want to. This obviously involves getting rid of many rules we have been applying for a long time now that have clogged our corporate…

Central Bank of Lebanon Crime and Consipracy

Lebanon is going through the biggest financial crisis in its history and no it is NOT media spreading rumors. Lebanon is raising debt at historically high rates and struggling with keeping its currency afloat in an effort to make treasury bill payments and commit to other dues. Throughout the 90s and the years 2000, we have always glorified the financial policies that have been implemented…

Derivatives and Isda Agreements

A derivative is an instrument whose value derives from an underlying asset and is dependent on the value of the same underlying asset, which can be a commodity, a security or even a currency.
This instrument is a contract between two or more parties based on the underlying asset or multiple assets. You can track its value by tracking the value of the underlying asset itself…

EIN

EIN is an Employer Identification Number that serves as your business’ social security number. It is a unique 9-digit number that your business will use for all federal and state tax filings.EIN: What is it?
EIN is an Employer Identification Number that serves as your business’ social security number. It is a unique 9-digit number that your business will use for all federal and state tax filings…

Securitization in Lebanon

Securitization in Lebanon saw its legal framework put in place by law No 705 of December 9, 2005 called “Asset securitization Law” The purpose of this Law is to define the legal framework that governs asset securitization.WHAT IS SECURITIZATION?Securitization is the financial process resulting in the assignment of assets by the Originator …

VAT in the Aftermath of the Oil Crisis

After the oil prices collapse and its drastic impact on the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) economies, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) decided to give up on its long-run reputation of a tax-free lifestyle and force the general public to share the burden of budgetary expenditure. Following the passing of the Unified VAT Agreement for the GCC, the UAE introduced the domestic rules applying…

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