Overview

Ms. Hachem has more than 10 years of experience advising local and international clients in relation to corporate and commercial law, including corporate reorganization and negotiating, structuring, drafting, and reviewing complex cross-border transactions, with special expertise in mergers and acquisitions, franchising, intellectual property, public-private partnerships, employment law, private equity, and technology, media, and telecommunications. She oversees the establishment and day-to-day legal aspects of local companies, foreign branches, representative offices, and non-governmental organizations in the Middle East and other jurisdictions. Ms. Hachem also has considerable experience representing clients in commercial and real-estate conflicts before courts and arbitrators. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Beirut Bar Association of Lawyers

Experience

  • Senior associate, Lex&Co Legal Counsels
  • Senior associate, Abou Jaoude & Associates
  • External legal counsel, Hachem Rizk Law
  • Legal consultant, Wildgen Partners in Law

Representative Matters

  • Advised on the redemption of convertible bonds against direct acquisition of 25 plots for a value of $200 million within a 1-million-square-meter residential real estate project in Lebanon;
  • Acted as lead counsel for the migration of a leading international enterprise for capital markets technology platforms from Lebanon to Cyprus, including all employment matters;
  • Acted as lead counsel in the establishment and launch of an online retail start-up platform in the UK as well as the negotiation of venture capital funding;
  • Acted as lead counsel for the franchising of several luxury and ready-to-wear clothing brands as well as food chains, cloud kitchens, pharmacy chains, real estate brokers, and other businesses throughout the Middle East, particularly in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Oman, and Kuwait;
  • Acted as lead counsel in the licensing of Internet of Things from a US to a Lebanese entity, obtaining the first governmental Internet of Things license in Lebanon, and handling all legal matters relating to rolling out the technology;
  • Represented a UAE-based IT solutions provider in numerous contracts in the MENA region, including equipment identity register contracts, communication technology purchase agreements, IT support and maintenance agreements, managed services contracts, joint ventures, and public-private partnerships in relation to the establishment, operation and maintenance of a Network Operations Center and the monitoring of International Gateway technology;
  • Advised on aircraft connectivity agreements in Egypt;
  • Advised on major cross-border acquisitions in the Middle East;
  • Represented a leading poultry services equipment and solution provider in their joint ventures throughout the Middle East and Europe;
  • Represented MENA’s first streaming video platform in its joint venture with a supplier of telecom systems integration for the corporate market in Kuwait;
  • Performed substantial compliance work resulting in the release of sanctions imposed by the World Bank on a Lebanese family-owned business;
  • Advised clients on commercial distribution and agency agreements in the Middle East, including for the first electronic shisha in the region.

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Education

  • Queen Mary University of London (LL.M. 2017)
  • Université La Sagesse (M.B.A. 2015)
  • St. Joseph University (J.D. 2011)

Bar Admissions

  • Lebanon