Souraya Machnouk is a partner at Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm, and lends her specialised knowledge and experience to several practice groups, including mergers and acquisitions, banking, finance, corporate law, telecommunications, and energy.

Throughout her career, Souraya has advised key companies with respect to various aspects of their onshore and offshore business. In the energy sector, Souraya has a particular expertise in the oil and gas industry, and has worked on major LNG-to-power projects in the region.

Souraya holds a JD in private and public law from St Joseph University, a master’s degree (DEA) in banking and financial markets law from the University of Paris II-Assas, and a joint Master of Laws degree (LLM) from George Washington and Georgetown Universities. She is recognised as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and IFLR1000. She is admitted to the Beirut Bar Association and the International Bar Association, and is fluent in Arabic, French and English.