United Arab Emirates
Banking and Finance , Project Finance , Tax
Ramy is the Chairman of Eptalex, and the managing partner of the Eptalex Beirut office of Aziz Torbey Law Firm, founded by his father back in 1973.
As head of the corporate and transactional practice in Beirut, Ramy oversees a sizable and diverse team, and advises financial institutions, holding companies and international and local businesses across various sectors. Ramy’s practice encompasses a broad array of corporate tax issues, structured finance transactions, joint ventures and cross border projects. His business clients are spread across industries such as banking, technology, credit card companies and payment gateways, infrastructure contractors, construction, building equipment and supplies, energy, manufacturing, hospitality, and F&B.
With more than 18 years’ experience, he has overseen international acquisitions and reorganized the corporate structures of banks, manufacturing plants, cement factories, technology companies, touristic ventures and multiple other enterprises. He regularly advises financial institutions and other regulated entities on complex regulatory and compliance issues and day to day operations.
Ramy has contributed to several publications on topics like mergers and acquisitions, securities, hedge funds, corporate governance, energy, information technology and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has also given lectures and trainings on subjects such as business registration and protection, Sharia compliant projects (Islamic finance), taxes, ADR, and Corporate Social Responsibility in Lebanon, the Gulf and Europe.
Ramy currently serves as a board member and legal advisor to a number of local and international groups, companies and NGOs. He served as the Lebanese Legal Expert for a European Commission ADR project in the Middle-East and North Africa, implemented by an international consortium led by the ADR Center in Italy from 2005 until 2008. He has also served multiple terms as member of the Information Technology and Oil and Gas Committees at the Beirut Bar Association.
Ramy joined the Beirut Bar Association in 2002.
Eptalex is an international law firm with offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Beirut, Lebanon; and Milan, Italy. Our team is committed to supporting both the dispute resolution and transactional needs of our clients with lawyers licensed throughout Canada, Italy, Lebanon, Syria, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
We pride ourselves in providing innovative and quality legal services to regional and international businesses, financial institutions and high net worth individuals for the full range of business transactions and dispute resolution. Our distinction lies not in what we offer, but in the way we offer it; worldwide experience combined with local expertise to comprehensively manage complex legal disputes, commercial transactions and multi-national regulatory issues in Arabic, English, French and Italian.
Our team looks forward to guiding you through your most complex legal issues even if they are outside of our own continually expanding geographical reach. We can do so by reaching out to our fellow members of the Global Business Lawyers Alliance, a modern international network of independent law firms throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia with the singular goal of helping business owners globally.