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Laya Aoun-Hani

Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla


Laya has over fourteen years of corporate and commercial experience in the Middle East. She focuses on commercial transactions, taxation and franchising. She also has an extensive experience in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications sectors.

Laya trained at one of the largest law firms in Lebanon and one of the largest international law firms in London. She was a lecturer and coordinator of a Business Law course for five years at the Faculty of Business at Antonine University in Lebanon.

Practice Focus

Laya is skilled in commercial drafting and negotiation and is regularly involved in joint ventures, distribution agreements, franchise agreements, company structuring and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, healthcare and telecommunications regulatory matters and all compliance matters. She also advises on taxation and customs matters, and has been involved in advising clients on VAT matters since the introduction of VAT in the GCC. Laya has participated as a speaker in various local and international conferences organized by the firm for the firm’s local and global clients.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Beirut Bar Association - Member


  • Lebanon (2006)
  • Dubai - Registered Legal Consultant


  • (MA in Diplomatic Studies and International Relations) (2005)
  • Saint Joseph University (LLB Lebanese and French Private Law) (2004)


  • English
  • Arabic
  • French