Choucri El Khoury
ElKhoury is the managing partner at ElKhoury Law Office.
He graduated from Saint Joseph University in Beirut and
obtained a Masters in Business Law from Paris II
University (Pantheon/Sorbonne). He has over 35 years of
experience practicing law in a wide variety of fields in
Lebanon, Europe and the Middle East. Me. EKhoury
practices law in Arabic, English and French.
Me. ElKhoury worked on the incorporation of companies
and on the legal set up of joint ventures in various countries in the
Middle East, including setting up subsidiaries of
Me. ElKhoury worked for several years with a leading law
firm in Paris where he advised on international matters.
He was involved with investments and joint ventures
across Europe and the Middle East. He counseled clients
investing in various business fields including real
estate in London or hotels in Paris. He also advised
high net worth individuals on fiscal issues,
international inheritance and tax affairs.
Me. ElKhoury has held many distinguished positions with
public institutions. He contributed to the drafting and
implementation of new regulations of the Beirut Stock
Exchange. He served for several years with the Lebanese
Counsel for Development and Construction and sat for
over ten years at the Board of the Legal Committee of
the Lebanese Bank Association. He is also a member of
the Committee for Professional Ethics at the Beirut Bar
Me. ElKhoury has extensive experience in a number of
legal fields. He advises major companies on
transportation. He specializes in corporate law,
insurance, banking, commercial representation and
intellectual property. He has set up franchises and
litigated to protect trademarks. He has been involved in
many important joint ventures, drafting of shareholder’s
agreements and BOT agreements, and coordinating between
Banks and the various parties to secure financing. In
construction, he has handled the legal aspects of a
great number of Real Estate developments, both locally
and internationally. He has advised on corporate
acquisitions and trading in Lebanon.
Arbitration is one of the fields in which Me. ElKhoury
has developed an in-depth experience. He has handled
several arbitration disputes before the International
Chamber of Commerce as well as before local arbitrators.
He has also arbitrated various cases as sole arbitrator.
Me. ElKhoury has authored various legal articles and
lectured on a variety of legal issues. He has written
about commercial agencies in Lebanon and the Arab
countries, the Hamburg Maritime Convention and
corruption, and published practical commentaries on
newly issued laws. He has lectured in various public
panels on the topics of Lebanese stock exchange,
construction and fiduciary operations.
With his international experience, and his fluency in three languages, Me. ElKhoury can service both international and local clients. He has provided legal services to several major international firms listed on various stock markets. He maintains that his success is ultimately due to the special attention he gives to each of his clients, his permanent concern being to understand their needs as well as the broader environment and and business contexts in which they do business.