Abdel Ghani Hamdan Banking & Finance - Lebanon

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Hamdam Law Firm
Ras Beirut, Kalaah Street
Kalaah Tower Building
Beirut, Lebanon

Tel: +961 (1) 806 682 – 786198 - 787399
Fax: +961 (1) 786 521

Email: hamdan@hamdanlawfirm.com
Web: www.hamdanlawfirm.com

Mr. Abdel Ghani Hamdan is the Managing Partner of the Hamdan Law Firm and regarded as one of the leading corporate finance and M&A lawyers in the Middle East. Prior to joining the Hamdan Law Firm, Abdel practiced out of the Paris office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, where he was in charge of the Middle Eastern and North African practice. He has particular interest and expertise in representing the interests of high-net-worth or super-high-net-worth private clients.

RECENT CASES

Abdel Ghani Hamdan assisted with a substantial claim against a trustee organization affiliated with an international bank, with respect of breaches of trust and fiduciary duty before the Royal Courts in the Channel Islands. He also provided assistance for GCC clients in the oil industry proceedings relating to unfair prejudice filed before the courts in the BVI against their shareholders, a European oil company; assistance to a European company in the energy sector with businesses located in the GCC countries and Lebanon that wished to exit this geographical sector, assistance for an American Bank concerning the legal aspects of implementing their banking activities in Lebanon; assistance and defence of clients in the context of a $300m family dispute, the outcome of which involved the sale of companies in a large Saudi group owned by the family members and assets in Lebanon, Europe and the US; assistance for Middle Eastern clients in relation to setting up trusts and the underlying structures to the trusts in the Channel Islands, the BVI and the Isle of Man; assistance for GCC clients with the sale of a 45m² luxury yacht and the acquisition of ‘luxury town house’ in Europe by way of setting up the necessary legal vehicle for such purpose; assistance to GCC clients in the context of negotiation and drafting of franchise agreements to cover a certain number of Middle Eastern agreements with a Japanese car manufacturer.

MEMBERSHIPS
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Medef International – France
  • Arab Union Lawyers
LANGUAGE EXPERTISE
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

The Banking & Finance Law Practice:

Financial regulations force institutions to re-evaluating their business models and challenging the risk of many types of banking transactions.

Our Banking and Finance team has a full offering of Banking and Finance legal services. We advise on all aspects of financing domestic and cross-border leveraged buy-outs, corporate acquisitions and public takeovers, including syndicated and bilateral term loans, revolving credit facilities, overdrafts, letters of credit, securitised financings, together with the management of defaults.

We have expertise in both domestic and international work, acting for and with international banks and other financial institutions from around the world including on matters related to financial disputes, financial regulation, funds finance, private banking and wealth management, real estate finance, structured finance and trade finance, including sharia funding, debt purchase.

We work in seamless integrated teams with leading counsels and correspondents to provide the best expertise and contacts for each transaction. Our network of specialists allows us to act as a single point of contact for you, wherever you might be doing business. We understand how cultural and regulatory differences impact on a transaction and can immediately anticipate potential legal or commercial problems.

The Hamdan Law Firm:

The Hamdan Law Firm’s lawyers have ability to offer a broad range of high quality legal services on a wide range of complex and demanding matters, to our national and international client base. Our clients range from high net worth individuals, listed companies, banks, public bodies to executives and corporates. The majority of our clients have an international presence and much of our work has an international dimension.

We deliver focused advice across Europe, the United States, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and offer experience in various sectors such as Corporate, Real Estate, Trusts, Dispute Resolution, M&A, Banking & Finance, Franchising and Distributorships, Joint Venture and other Alliances.

We understand that every client is unique and one solution does not fit all. Accordingly, we try to understand and identify each of our clients’ requirements, so that we can help them to achieve their objectives with the highest level of excellence.

We understand that clients are looking for value beyond just legal expertise. With this in mind, we work hard to understand the level of involvement our clients want from us. We recognize our ethical and professional responsibility to our clients, the courts and the public.

The Hamdan Law Firm was founded in 1965 by Ahmad Hamdan and is today managed by Abdel Ghani Hamdan.


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