Mr. Elias Chedid
Chedid Law Offices in association with Dentons
Elias Chedid is the managing partner of Chedid Law Offices in association with Dentons in Beirut. He has a diverse practice, which draws on a strong experience gained abroad. He has spent 10 years working in New York, Paris, and Dubai with international law firms, before returning to the 60-year old family practice.
Elias focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, banking and finance, energy, TMT, government and regulatory work, and international arbitration.
Elias is a dual Lebanese and French citizen and has been a member of the Beirut Bar since 1998, the New York State Bar since 2001 and the Paris Bar since 2002. He received an LLB degree in French law and Lebanese law from the Saint-Joseph University Law School of Lebanon in 1997, where he ranked first throughout his four years of study. After having been awarded a Scholarship from the French government to pursue legal studies in France, he received a Master degree (D.E.A) in Private Law from the University of Paris 1 – Sorbonne, with honours, in 1998. He also received his LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree from Harvard University Law School in 2000, where he was a staff member of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review.
Elias was President of the Harvard Club of France from 2006 – 2008 and is the Vice President of the Sorbonne Law School Alumni Association of Lebanon.