‘Our Financial Services lawyers advises financial institutions as well as national and multinational companies offering financial products. Whether you are a commercial bank, an investment bank or other financial institution our Financial Services lawyers will meet your needs wherever you are located’.
Our experience encompasses the complete spectrum of equity, debt and hybrid instruments issued by regional and international companies in global markets. In a capital markets environment characterized by rapid change and innovation, our lawyers structure new securities and transactions tailored to each situation.
We represent issuers, investment banks and other parties in capital markets transactions with embedded derivatives elements and concurrent derivatives transactions, as well as in stand-alone over-the-counter derivatives transactions. Offerings in which we are involved regularly include convertible and exchangeable securities and other equity-linked products, as well as complex debt, equity and structured products. We also advise clients on a wide range of call spread transactions, registered forward contracts and share lending transactions. We also handle offerings to finance acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations and refinancing. Our corporate finance department handles investments in public equity (PIPEs) as well as venture capital financings.
The financial services practice also has a wide experience in other types of transactions. We are active in the formation and operation of private equity funds including sponsors, investors and placement agents. In addition, we have been involved with all types of investment vehicles, including merchant banking and leveraged buyout funds, venture capital funds, bridge funds, “vulture” funds and offshore funds. We also represent highly leveraged companies and other corporate clients in transactions such as divestitures, rights offerings, financial restructuring and recapitalizations, which often include equity offerings, exchange offers, consent solicitations, debt tender offers and spin-offs.
Islamic Finance. Structured finance products, including establishing debt and equity funding platforms. Our Islamic Finance practice is highly experienced in all Islamic finance contracts (including bai salaam, ijara, istisna'a, mudaraba, murabaha and musharaka). We advise on a very wide range of Islamic finance services and products including:
Collective Investment Scheme Mutual Funds in Lebanon
Derivatives and Isda Agreements