Charbel Abou Charaf is a senior associate in the mergers and acquisitions group. Previously based in our New York office, Charbel focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments and divestitures in a broad range of industries, and also assists clients in general corporate matters, restructurings and capital markets transactions.

Charbel has advised on landmark transactions in the Middle East, Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa, and has particular experience in complex cross-border transactions involving emerging markets.

Regularly assisting both public and private international clients, Charbel has worked on high-profile transactions that have set new market precedents, such as the recent US$5.3 billion Barwa asset sale transaction, which was recognised as ‘Domestic M&A Deal of the Year’ at the 2014 IFLR Awards.