Founded in 1970, under the name of Me Mahmoud El-Mir, "EL-MIR Law Firm" offers a broad spectrum of legal services through its highly motivated and qualified lawyers. The firm provides full corporate legal support for day-to-day business needs as well as for complex and cross-borders corporate transactions. Lawyers of the firm have high level of expert knowledge of the local legal framework, as well as strong commercial and contract drafting skills, privatization procedures and operations in various jurisdictions, complemented by the in-depth knowledge of the unique legal and business requirements of specific industry sectors. The firm provides its services to individual and corporate clients. Such services include corporate finance advice, M&A, credit facility structuring, Off-Shore companies established in Lebanon and abroad. Moreover, the firm has been providing its clients with legal advice regarding their regional extension plans and the acquirement of new business entities in the Middle East and Gulf region, Egypt, South and central Europe and North and Central Africa which provided the firm with a well respected regional expertise and outreach. Advising on the creation, operation and termination of joint venture agreements is another field of expertise of the firm. The firm's areas of expertise include also litigation in various fields such as: commercial, civil, white collar crimes, bankruptcy and others, insurance laws, labor and employment regulations, arbitration, real estate, intellectual property, and tax issues regulations, with more than 3500 cases treated during 40 years of practice. Finally, the firm is among the pioneer law firms in Lebanon offering legal advice for Off-Shore companies established in Lebanon.