Banking & Finance, Information Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, Taxation
Ramy is a founder of Eptalex and the managing partner of the Beirut Eptalex office of Aziz Torbey Law Firm. He is a banking and financial markets expert, with substantial M&A, Corporate and International Taxation experience.
Ramy’s practice encompasses a broad array of corporate tax issues, structured finance transactions, joint ventures and cross border transactions; his transactional experience includes high-profile acquisitions and reorganizations of banks, an oil derivatives plant, a cement factory, technology companies, touristic ventures, and several business/residential landmarks in the Middle East and in Europe. Furthermore, he has been advising banks and financial institutions on their day-to-day regulatory and compliance matters, and on their acquisition and use of the most recent plastic card and mobile payment technology.
His clients’ list include local and international banks, financial institutions, credit card companies, payment gateways, loyalty programs, private equity firms, holding companies, manufacturers, commercial distributors, IT service providers, energy companies, construction companies, pharmaceutical companies, and hospitality ventures…
Ramy has published articles about several legal subjects, including securities, hedge funds, corporate financing, information technology and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). He gave lectures and trainings on various topics including business registration and protection, Sharia compliant projects (Islamic finance), and ADR in Beirut, Geneva and Rome. He served as the Lebanese Legal Expert for a European Commission ADR project in the Middle-East and North Africa, implemented by an international consortium led by the ADR Center in Italy from 2005 until 2008.
Ramy is currently serving as board member and legal advisor to a number of local and international groups, companies and NGOs. He is a member of the Beirut Bar Association since 2002, a past member of its IT Committee and a current member of its oil and gas committee. He is also a member of IR Global, an international network for lawyers.
Saint Joseph University (Lebanon) and University Paris II-Panthéon-Assas (France), Master of Advanced Studies (DEA) in Banking and Financial Markets Law, 2003. Thesis: “Legal Aspects of Depositary Receipts in Comparative Law”.
Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (Lebanon) and Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) Europe (France), MBA, 2002. Thesis: “Financing the Development of SMEs in Lebanon”.
Saint Joseph University (Lebanon), Masters in Private & Public Law, 2001.
Saint Joseph University (Lebanon) and Montpellier I University (France), Diploma in IT/IP Law, 2000.
Arabic, French , and English