Cyrille Naffah is a seasoned commercial and corporate lawyer with over 25 years of experience (admitted to practice law in Lebanon) having advised several Fortune 500 companies doing business in both Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. He has practiced law both in private practice and as in-house counsel in some of the finest global and regional law firms and multinational corporations. Cyrille has focused his practice on franchising, distribution, commercial agencies, TMT, company formation and restructuring, M&A and other areas of the law.
His telecoms work, includes, but is in no way limited, to:
1-advising a Saudi consortium engaged in the bidding for the second mobile license in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and one of the four data licenses, reviewing and negotiating the contracts between the different stakeholders
2-Preparing the private placement memorandum for the floating of a South African telecoms company in its attempt to sell its mobile towers business (a deal valued $ 300,000,000) and negotiating the associated agreements between the various stakeholders;
3-Advised a Saudi conglomerate based out of Jeddah on all of its value-added and IT services agreements with the Saudi mobile operator STC ;
4-Prepared a private placement memorandum for a global WIFI hotspot operation and drafted and negotiated the associated service agreements;
Cyrille has also contributed many articles on telecoms, corporate and commercial topics and has delivered lectures in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
Cyrille is fluent in Arabic, English and French and is admitted to bar in Lebanon (Beirut Bar Association).
has experience in the following areas:
Commercial, Commercial (general), Company set-up / secretarial, Corporate, Corporate (general), Corporate and commercial (contentious), Disputes / litigation, Disputes / litigation (general), Due diligence, Employment (personal), Franchising, Intellectual property and technology, Joint ventures, Licensing and royalty arrangements, M&A deals (mid-market), Personal / private client, Procurement, Technology
has previously helped clients in the following industries: