Me. Alice Chouirie

PROFESSIONNAL EXPERIENCE

June 2020 -present   JUSTICIA Beirut Consult

  • Advised on the EBL Murabaha Facility Agreement for the Red Sea Project-Energy Sector (KSA).
  • Represented a leading Lebanese company for electromechanical works in a claim of

an amount of USD 5M in arbitration at the Beirut Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  • Provided advice and assistance on a range of commercial contracts and arrangements.
  • Provided legal opinions on several banking and regulatory issues.
  • Provided legal support and guidance, drafted agreements for a production company in the making of an audiovisual project.
  • Advised and worked on the setup of corporate structures as well as the restructuring of companies.

 2007 – 2019                       MENA City Lawyers

(Beirut, Lebanon) Partner – Head of Commercial Law Department – Attorney at Law

  • Assisted a leading international energy company in preparing its tender offer for the pre-qualification phase for Lebanon’s first offshore licensing round related to the exploration and production of oil and natural gas in Lebanon.
  • Represented a leading waste management company in negotiating the contract to be entered into with the Lebanese Council for Development and Reconstruction for the export of Lebanese municipal solid waste.
  • Assisted a leading Lebanese renewable energy company in preparing its tender offer for the appointment of an EPC Contractor for the design, supply and implementation of a 1 MW Solar Photovoltaic Farm in Zahrani Oil Installations, Lebanon
  • Represented the owner of a vast property located in a strategic area in Beirut and subject of a governmental appropriation for the expansion of a road, whereby the opposition was based, amongst other arguments, on the environmental impact of the project.
  • Conducted due diligence on a British energy company which was subject to an acquisition by a German predator company
  • Worked on the standardisation of the Lebanese Government Transactions Forms, with the office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
  • Worked on a financing agreement project related to the construction of the Pan Arab highway
  • Worked on different real estate projects involving FIDIC contracts.
  • Represented a leading Lebanese company in the hospitality sector in the acquisition of a hotel of a major international chain, located in Beirut.
  • Advised one of the biggest hospitals and medical centres in the Middle East in all areas related to its operation including without limitation its expansion in the MENA region
  • Advised various national and multi-national companies in implementing and developing their franchise concepts.
  • Advised and worked on the setup of corporate structures as well as the restructuring of companies.
  • Advised on the acquisition of a financial institution in Lebanon and Geneva in an amount of USD 10 M.
  • Advised a leading contracting company on the sub-contracting work of the Fiber Optic Deployment Project granted by OGERO (National Telecom Operator).
  • Advised one of the major hospitals in Lebanon on the creation of its affiliation network throughout the Middle East including managing and staffing governmental and private hospitals.
  • Worked on various litigation case involving corporate governance issues, bankruptcy of companies and liquidation.

2017-2018    Legal Advisor to the Minister of Environment

(Lebanon)

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

2017                     International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting

(Barcelona, Spain)

                                    Attended and participated in round table discussion topics

 

2016                            International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting

(Orlando, Florida,

USA)              

Attended and participated in round table discussion topics.

 

2016                            FIDIC Contracts Workshop offered by Cornerstone Training

(Beirut, Lebanon)       Center, UK.

2015                            Workshop offered by the Lebanese Association for Mediation and

(Beirut, Lebanon)        Conciliation (LAMAC)

Obtained a certificate of attendance for the workshop.

2015                            International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting

(San Diego,

California, USA)

                                    Attended the INTA Annual Meeting.               

2014                            Oil and Gas Law Training offered by IDRAC (ادراك)

(Beirut, Lebanon)

Completed levels one (‘Oil and Gas Regulations’) and two (‘Oil and Gas Contracting’).

2013                            Training session in Mediation offered by the Lebanese Association

(Beirut, Lebanon)        for mediation and Consultation (LAMAC) and the International Academy of

Training and Consulting (IATC)

Obtained a certificate of attendance of the four-month training session.

Obtained a certificate of a Certified Mediator.

2012                            Training Seminar: Mediation-Mastering the Art of

(Beirut, Lebanon)        Communication offered by Lebanese Association for Mediation and Conciliation (LAMAC)                                   

Obtained a certificate of attendance for the two-day workshop

PUBLICATIONS

2011-2017                   Contributed in the ‘Doing Business’ research conducted annually by the World Bank with respect to various legal topics.

                       

2013                            Drafted and submitted a Research Paper Entitled ‘La Mediation dans les Contrats de Franchise as Part of the Training session in Mediation offered by the Lebanese Association for mediation and Consultation (LAMAC) and the International Academy of Training and Consulting (IATC).

2008                            Co-authored an article on ‘Tax on Inbound Investments’ in Lebanon published in ‘Getting the Deal Through’.                  

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Beirut Bar Association since 2005.
  • Lebanese Association for Mediation and Conciliation (LAMAC) since 2013.

EDUCATION

2005                                       Lebanese University, Filiere Francophone de Droit

(Beirut, Lebanon)                Masters Degree in National and International Business Law accredited by Aix Marseille University

2004                                       Lebanese University, Filiere Francophone de Droit

(Beirut, Lebanon)        Bachelor in Law

COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point.

LANGUAGES

Arabic, English and French.

 

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