Banking & Finance, Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, Taxation
Ramy is the Chairman of Eptalex, an international law firm structured and registered as a Swiss Verein, which he founded with a number of like-minded partners. He implements the firm’s global strategy and represents Eptalex with clients and strategic partners around the world. Ramy is also the managing partner of the Eptalex Beirut office of Aziz Torbey Law Firm, founded by his father back in 1973.
As head of the corporate and transactional practice in Beirut, Ramy oversees a sizable and diverse team, and advises financial institutions, holding companies and international and local businesses across various sectors. Ramy’s practice encompasses a broad array of corporate tax issues, structured finance transactions, joint ventures and cross border projects. His business clients are spread across industries such as banking, technology, credit card companies and payment gateways, infrastructure contractors, construction, building equipment and supplies, energy, manufacturing, hospitality, and F&B.
With more than 18 years’ experience, he has overseen international acquisitions and reorganized the corporate structures of banks, manufacturing plants, cement factories, technology companies, touristic ventures and multiple other enterprises. He regularly advises financial institutions and other regulated entities on complex regulatory and compliance issues and day to day operations.
Ramy has contributed to several publications on topics like mergers and acquisitions, securities, hedge funds, corporate governance, energy, information technology and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has also given lectures and trainings on subjects such as business registration and protection, Sharia compliant projects (Islamic finance), taxes, ADR, and Corporate Social Responsibility in Lebanon, the Gulf and Europe.
Ramy currently serves as a board member and legal advisor to a number of local and international groups, companies and NGOs. 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. He has also served multiple terms as member of the Information Technology and Oil and Gas Committees at the Beirut Bar Association.
Ramy joined the Beirut Bar Association in 2002.
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