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Designation: Senior Associate
Location: Lebanon
Email: rhijazi@meysan.com
Mobile: +961 70777969
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Rowaida Hijazi

Rowaida Hijazi is a Senior Associate at Meysan Partners. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice.

Rowaida brings over 20 years of experience in domestic and cross-border transactional and litigation services by representing hundreds of local, multinational and international clients across diverse industries and sectors including, among others, F&B, FMCG, Distribution, Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality, Insurance, Aviation, Energy, Humanitarian services. Throughout her professional years, Rowaida built an extensive legal experience in all aspects of commercial, corporate, criminal and regulatory matters. Her experience includes drafting and reviewing contracts, commercial transactions, advising on licensing and regulatory issues, providing legal memoranda, initiating legal actions and drafting pleadings and motions; in addition to the general day to day legal services which include incorporation services, providing legal opinions, and addressing emerging legal issues.

PRACTICES

Litigation

Membership

Beirut Bar Association 1998

EDUCATION

Bachelor in Law from Lebanese University, Beirut Lebanon.

Selected experience includes representation of:

  • Substantial experience acting as both defense and plaintiff’s counsel before Lebanese, UAE, and KSA courts (including Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal and State Council) in a multitude of sophisticated cases, in a number of fields, including: commercial, corporate and structuring, civil, employment and social security, education, banking and financial instruments, taxation, aviation, intellectual property, agency and commercial representation, exequatur of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, white collar crimes, FIDIC, energy and oil and gas, telecommunication, real estate, etc.
  • Extensive experience in advising clients, handling business transactions, drafting and reviewing contracts and MOUs, policies and regulations, corporate documents, and other day-to-day legal instruments, in the above mentioned fields, as well as in other fields such as FinTech, insurance, media and entertainment, etc.
  • An international financial institution on the extension of a USD 30 million loan to a Lebanese group;
  • Accomplished in negotiation and settlement processes, as well as in alternative dispute resolution.
  • Lead lawyer in cases which have established mainstream jurisprudence in Lebanon.
  • Profound knowledge of Lebanese, UAE, Iraqi, and KSA systems, laws, and regulations.

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