Legal Adviser



Karim Kobeissi is the managing partner of Kobeissi & Frangie – Attorneys & Counselors at Law.

He holds a degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut, and a law degree in International Law from the Saint Joseph University along with an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in the USA.

After graduating from Harvard, Me Kobeissi moved to New York City where he was admitted to the New York Bar in 2001, and was associated for 3 years with the corporate restructuring department at Dewey Ballantine LLP, gaining a broad experience in securities regulation, regulation of financial institutions and corporate finance.

Since his return to Lebanon in 2003, he has worked on oil and gas related matters, focusing on transactional, regulatory, and policy matters in energy and natural resources law, primarily for the upstream oil and gas industry.

Since 2004 he advised major national and international organizations in matters related to oil and gas, including the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water, along with Asian, African and European oil and gas EPC companies and government organizations. This included activities of European Oil and Gas companies in the MENA region, in both upstream and midstream sectors.

In addition, Me. Kobeissi has been acting as the senior legal and policy advisor to Lebanon’s Ministry of Telecommunications, where he put together the legal and regulatory framework of digital zones in Lebanon, and extensively advised the pilot project — the Beirut Digital District. He is also a law lecturer at the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut.

He is member of the New York Bar Association, Beirut Bar Association (Energy and Law Section). He is also President of the Harvard Law School Association for Arabia and a member of the Lebanese Order of Engineers.
APSAD Legal Adviser 2015