Corporate Law, Commercial Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Insurance & Reinsurance, Real Estate & Construction, Labor & Employment, Dispute Resolution.
Elie joined Eptalex in March 2015 and is involved in corporate, M&A, insurance, real estate & construction, arbitration and litigation matters.
More particularly, since joining Eptalex, Elie advised several clients on the acquisition of several companies in UAE (conducting legal due diligence on the target companies, and drafting all the legal documentation required for the implementation of the transaction). He also represented several reputable insurance companies in various civil (collection) and criminal litigation matters including health insurance fraud cases (such as: billing unperformed services; undertaking uncovered services and billing them as covered services; declaring a fake identity to subscribe to insurance schemes restricted to low income employees; inflating procedures and thus bills; etc.).
Prior to joining Eptalex – Dubai, Elie practiced law for 5 years, mainly at two reputable Lebanese law firms – Airut Law Offices and Soumrani Lawyers & Legal Counsels – where he acquired a wide experience related to corporate, banking, real estate & construction, and litigation matters relating to Lebanon and Iraq. Elie had also joined Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP (Paris) for a 3 months internship during which he developed his knowledge in the banking and capital markets regulations and litigation.
Throughout his career, Elie was involved in major projects and transactions. He negotiated, drafted and reviewed a broad range of agreements, such as International Sales of Goods Agreements, Shareholders’ Agreements, Agency Agreements, Joint Ventures, Franchise Agreements, Licensing and Manufacturing and Distribution Agreements (related to pharmaceutical products and other products), Healthcare Services Agreements, Credit Facilities Agreements (Loan Agreements, Letters of Credits, Letters of Guarantees, and Performance Bonds), Construction and Contracting Agreements (some of which under the FIDIC form of Contract), and Agreements related to the development of prime-rate malls and hotels (Development Agreements, Financing Agreements, Management Agreements, Technical Services Agreements, Marketing & Advertising Agreements, Trademark License Agreements and Lease Agreements). Moreover, Elie was involved in several major Acquisitions in Lebanon and UAE.
Elie is a member of the Beirut Bar Association.
Do acts of Health Insurance Fraud always constitute criminal offences under the Emirati Penal Code? Published on Eptalex’ website.
Université Paris 2 – Panthéon Assas, Master of Laws (Master 2 Professionnel) in Banking and Finance Law with a thesis relating to “The Validity of Cross Trades between UCITS (OPCVM) managed by the same Management Company”, 2013.
Saint Joseph University – Faculty of Law and Political Science, Master of Laws (DEA) in Private and Business Law with a thesis titled “The Civil Responsibility of Financial Intermediaries under Lebanese Law”, 2012.
Saint Joseph University – Faculty of Law and Political Science, Master in French and Lebanese Law, 2010.
Arabic, French, English.