SENIOR LEGAL CONSULTANT
Sandra heads the corporate practice of the firm. She has over 13 years of experience practicing in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining the firm, Sandra has worked with the United Nations, one of the main leading global law firms in its Paris office and leading law firms in Beirut and Dubai (in association with a UK law firm).
Sandra's practice principally involves corporate, commercial contracts and mergers and acquisitions. She has represented clients in major mergers in the region. Sandra has significant experience in drafting and negotiating share purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements, escrow agreements, services agreements, distribution agreements, franchise agreements, commercial agency agreements, consultancy agreements, employment agreements, memoranda of understanding, private information memoranda and other commercial contracts. She has conducted due diligences and incorporated different types of companies. She assists companies in the different stages of their life cycle from incorporation, through growth, to exit; she acts across multiple sectors and industries.
Acted as the Lead Counsel in the sale of assets and liabilities of a bank to another for the amount of US $580 million: conducted the due diligence, negotiated and drafted all transaction documents and coordinated with the audit firms/liaised with US authorities and the Central Bank of Lebanon.
Advised a Kuwaiti entity on the acquisition of a Lebanese Islamic bank for the amount of US $60 million.
Advised a company owned by a globally known couturier on the establishment of a joint venture for the purpose of operating mono-brand shops in the United Arab Emirates.
Advised on the establishment of a joint venture with a German company and a Jordan company for the purposes of manufacturing, distributing and marketing detergent products in the Levant countries i.e., Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
Worked on debt financing and equity offering made by a company to establish a business venture with a prominent group in Kuwait to distribute a brand of cars in the United Kingdom.
EDUCATION & MEMBERSHIPS
Master’s degree in business law, university Pantheon Assas Paris II
Postgraduate degree in business law and arbitration.
Passed the Paris Bar.
Arabic, English and French.