Me. Raouf S. Abdel Samad

Education and degrees:

  • 2005: L.L.M in International Private Law, published in 2007/Thesis: Meeting Point between Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure? /Thesis: Meeting Point between Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure?
  • 2002: LLB in International French and Lebanese Law/La Sagesse University, Achrafyeh, Lebanon.

 

Experiences:

  • Justicia LawFirm/Partner; July 2020 – Present
  • Alameddine, Abdel Samad & Mallak Law Firm, Beirut-Lebanon/Partner; December 2007- – July 2020/Raouf specializes in resolving high value multi-jurisdictional disputes in the Middle East countries or transactions, by way of litigation, mediation or arbitration (under the ICC, Chambers of Commerce and Specialized Organizations’ Rules) often comprising a cross border element which requires managing parallel litigations in several jurisdictions (but not exclusively between countries of the Middle East), seeking worldwide freezing Injunctions, enforcing foreign judgments or orders to trace criminals and their assets around the world.

Raouf’s expertise in Criminal law evolves a high knowledge in Criminal Law and Procedure, Sociology, Law Enforcement, Juvenile Delinquency, Correctional Process, Advanced Criminology.

Raouf’s experience is remarkable as he Participates in and Leads investigations, Performs background checks on any Suspect, Highlights the collateral consequences of a legal decision to clients, advises clients correctly and setting the right expectations, covering litigations cross borders for efficiency purposes.

Raouf’s clients seek his expertise on a comprehensive range of disputes including Fraud, Human Rights, Insolvency and Criminal Litigation.

  • Levant Law Practice LLP, Beirut- Lebanon/Senior Associate – June 2004- December 2007/

Advised on legal issues related to Criminal Law, Fraud, Human Rights cases, Juvenile Delinquencies, International Criminal Law, Labor Law, Local and International Corporate Law and Bankruptcy Law.

Managed the day-to-day legal matters for a large portfolio of local and regional companies, representative offices and branches of international business corporations operating in Lebanon. Structure the corporate setup for local and international clients, proposing legal re-structuring plans and conduct legal due diligence in the context of mergers and acquisitions. Pleads and represents clients in Commercial and Criminal courts. Drafting pleads, charging documents, notices, motions, orders and legal opinions.

  • Levant Law Practice LLP, Beirut- Lebanon/ Senior Associate – June 2004- December 2007

Advised on legal issues related to Criminal Law, Fraud, Human Rights cases, Juvenile Delinquencies, International Criminal Law, Labor Law, Local and International Corporate Law and Bankruptcy Law.

Managed the day-to-day legal matters for a large portfolio of local and regional companies, representative offices and branches of international business corporations operating in Lebanon. Structure the corporate setup for local and international clients, proposing legal re-structuring plans and conduct legal due diligence in the context of mergers and acquisitions. Pleads and represents clients in Commercial and Criminal courts. Drafting pleads, charging documents, notices, motions, orders and legal opinions.

 

Languages:

  •  Fluent English, French and Arabic
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