Our People

Ramy Torbey

Managing Partner

Ramy Torbey

Practice Areas

Banking & Finance, Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, Taxation.

Experience

Ramy is the Chairman of the Eptalex Verein, and the managing partner of its Beirut office: Aziz Torbey Law Firm, founded by his father back in 1973.

As head of the corporate law department in Beirut, Ramy oversees a sizable and diverse team, and advises financial institutions, holding companies and both national and international 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.

Ramy has played a pivotal role in the firm’s program of rapid internationalization. With more than 18 years of experience, he has managed 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.

“Eptalex-Aziz Torbey Law Firm handles heavyweight public procurement, with expertise in IP and corporate restructuring matters. Ramy Torbey is praised for his ‘business and legal acumen and flexibility with clients’.”
– The Legal500 –

“Excellent work, excellent personality. He does what he says he will.”
“Provides quick responses, instant transfer of opinions, and clarity.”
“Knowledgeable lawyer; quick and accurate to respond”
-IFLR1000-

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 is currently 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 is also an appointed member of the Information Technology and Oil and Gas Committees at the Beirut Bar Association.

Ramy joined the Beirut Bar Association in 2002.

 

Education

  • Saint Joseph University (Lebanon) and University Paris II-Panthéon-Assas (France), Master of Advanced Studies (DEA) in Banking and Financial Markets Law, 2003. Thesis: “Legal Aspects of Depositary Receipts in Comparative Law”
  • Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (Lebanon)   and Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) Europe (France), MBA, 2002. Thesis: “Financing the Development of SMEs in Lebanon”
  • Saint Joseph University (Lebanon), Masters in Private & Public Law, 2001
  • Saint Joseph University (Lebanon) and Montpellier I University (France), Diploma in IT/IP Law, 2000

Languages

Arabic, French, and English