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“This firm thinks and operates in a way that is very compatible with international law firms and lawyers” - Chambers Global 
 
At OLF we pride ourselves on combining international best practice with unique local insight. We are in the privileged position of being able to offer our clients full-package services across the MENA that they can trust to meet the highest specifications.
 
We understand investors’ needs and concerns in the region. Our lawyers have extensive professional, educational and personal backgrounds in the MENA and abroad. We are therefore ideally placed to offer a comparative approach on legal matters whenever required.
 
In recent years, the firm has actively advised on matters relating to local bribery and anti-corruption legislation, and as such has contributed to the Freshfields' Bribery Watch initiative for Lebanon. 

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Eurobonds March 2020: Payment or Default?
March 06 , 2020

The ten-year US $1.2 billion Eurobonds with a coupon rate of 6.375% are due to mature on 9 March 2020, amidst an unprecedented economic and financial downturn in Lebanon, and a forthcoming debt crisis.

The prospect of Lebanon defaulting on its payment obligations raises significant legal implications to both local and international investors.