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Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm is constantly highly rated in the most trusted international guides to the world’s leading law firms.
You will find below just some of the distinctions and praise received by the firm.

IFLR1000 2011 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms

Badri & Salim El Meouchi Law Firm has a top tier ranking in the IFLR1000

India Business Law Journal, June 2008
Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm was identified by the India Business Law Journal as a “firm to watch” in its annual “Best Foreign Law Firm for India-Related Work” feature.

Chambers Global 2008 – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business
With 32 lawyers in the region, Badri and Salim El Meouchi remains not only amongst the best staffed, but its successful blend of experience and youth makes it one of Lebanon’s premier corporate and commercial teams. The sheer depth of expertise on offer, particularly in the financial sector, results in “unfailingly sound” advice for clients […]. The team is “remarkably well-connected” at a regional level, and its successful and frequent forays into international M&A have attracted a loyal following of international clients.

[In Qatar] …the team has made a strong start, offering corporate, commercial and financial services.
  • Salim El Meouchi’s forty years of experience propels him into the “eminent” category, according to regional commentators. A “fine technical lawyer”, his expertise enables him to provide well-rounded advice to his clients.
  • The “dynamic” Chadia El Meouchi […] combines extraordinary skills, intelligence and charm, impressing even Western clients with her phenomenal work ethic and “amazing capabilities”.
  • Partner Lilia Sabbagh is commended in Chambers as a “…serious lawyer”.
Salim El Meouchi and Chadia El Meouchi were rated as Leading Individuals - Band 1 in Corporate/Commercial law.

Lilia Sabbagh was rated as Leading Individual – Up-and-coming in Corporate/Commercial law.

IFLR1000 2008 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
“It is absolutely superb, one of the very best law firms I’ve worked with,” commented one client. “Firstly, they are superbly professional, secondly they are extremely well informed – you are not charged for them to learn, they already know what you need – and thirdly, the response is world class. You don’t expect that from a Middle-Eastern firm. They are more responsive than some American firms I’ve worked with”

PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2008
… Etude Badri & Salim El Meouchi and … are recognised as the major corporate players in Lebanon.
PLC ranked BSM as a “leading firm” in Corporate/M&A (its highest rating).
PLC ranked Salim El Meouchi as a “leading individual” and Chadia El Meouchi as a “highly recommended individual”

IFLR – The International Financial Law Review
IFLR awarded Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm the Law Firm of the Year Award for Lebanon in 2007.

Chambers Global 2007 – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business
…The firm of choice for “matters on the grand stage…”
The lawyers are described as “extremely professional, responsive, thorough and accurate”
One of the oldest law firms in the country, this outfit has kept up with the times and diversified into a broad variety of areas.
“A great man of many credentials,” Salim El Meouchi has almost 40 years of practice experience and knows the Lebanese legal sector inside-out. Clients honour him as “the top person for grand constitutional matters- looking at the Lebanese big picture.”
… the “incredibly professional and hardworking” Chadia El Meouchi [is] an “outstanding, intelligent and passionate lawyer who has a real energy for her job and clients…”
…Lilia Sabbagh is […] another promising prospect for the future.

The Legal 500 – Europe, Middle East & Africa 2007
Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm has been involved in many of the country’s largest banking M&A deals and has ongoing work in this field.
Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm has sustained impressive business levels, partly through a well-developed international client base.
By volume of cases, Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm is the country’s largest disputes practice with some 800 ongoing matters before the Lebanese courts. On the international front, the firm is working with the European Commission to promote commercial arbitration in the MENA region. Significant matters include two ICC arbitrations between a telecoms company and a G7 member state. At home, the firm is advising on a settlement between the Government and a financial investor concerning the structuring of Libanpost, a company running the country’s postal service.
As one of the country’s leading commercial practices, Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm has an impressive portfolio of ongoing work in the intellectual property field.
In 2007, Legal 500 rates BSM in the top tier for all the areas surveyed, namely: banking and finance, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, intellectual property and privatisation.

Asialaw Profiles 2007 – A Guide to the World’s Law Firms and Legal Markets
Asialaw Profiles 2007 describes BSM as “…a major commercial player”.
BSM is the only recommended law firm in banking in Asialaw 2007. It is also recommended in dispute resolution, intellectual property, M&A, real estate & construction, and shipping, maritime & aviation.
All recent issues of Asialaw have rated BSM and its attorneys positively.

Chambers Global 2006 – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business
One of the oldest outfits in Lebanon, this “prestigious” firm continues to be one of the best resourced in the country. … the practice is well placed to cover commercial work at all levels. Peers concur that “it is one of the most important entities in Lebanon” for corporate, banking, IP and real estate law, as well as newer fields such as privatisation and telecoms. Clients liken the team’s level of service to “being part of a really close-knit family.”
… trilingual Salim El Meouchi is “a charismatic individual with superb communication skills” according to interviewees.
... the US and Canadian educated Chadia El Meouchi is a growing name at the firm. She is praised by international lawyers for her “dynamic and switched-on” approach to telecoms, bank regulation and general corporate and commercial matters.
Lilia Sabbagh is “an associate with excellent potential…”

The Legal 500 – Europe, Middle East & Africa 2006
“You only ever hear good things being said about Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm” was the praise proffered by one client about this firm. …it is one of the biggest firms in Lebanon, and has a reputation to match, especially when it comes to across the board corporate work.
In 2006, Legal 500 rated BSM in the top tier for all the areas surveyed, namely: banking and finance, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, intellectual property and privatisation.

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