Souraya Machnouk is a partner at Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm, co-chairing its energy practice. She previously worked at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP in Paris. Souraya has more than 15 years of experience in advising major clients on complex transactions, and her notable representative work in the fields of energy and projects includes advising on several key and pioneering projects in the electricity and renewables sectors.
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 Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas University, and a joint Master of Laws degree (LLM) from George Washington University and Georgetown University. She is a contributor to the World Bank Group’s Doing Business report on ‘Contracting with the Government’, and is consistently recognised as a top-tier leading lawyer by prominent international directories, including The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and IFLR.
Souraya was also a speaker on energy topics at the International Beirut Energy Forum and the Harvard Arab World Conference.
She is a member of the Beirut Bar Association and the International Bar Association, and is fluent in Arabic, French and English.