About CLLC

Who we are

The Corporate Law & Legal Compliance (CLLC) Group is a leading full-service business law firm that has been providing top-quality legal services in the Middle East for over 20 years. Our local team is composed of bilingual lawyers residing throughout the Middle East and licensed to practice law within North American jurisdictions, Lebanon, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. 

With three regional offices and over 100 years of cumulative legal experience focused on the Middle East, the CLLC team boasts one of the most qualified profiles in the region. Our team supports a wide range of entities, from private-equity backed start-ups to major multinationals to government entities. As our name suggests, the CLLC team specializes in corporate law and compliance matters across various industries (please see our Expertise page for additional information).  

TOP NOTCH LEGAL SERVICE WITHOUT THE UNREASONABLE BUREAUCRACY of BIG LAW.

Ahmad Al-Aenezi

CEO, KESCO Middle East


A Brief history

CLLC was founded in 1994 by Adib Tohme in Antelias, Lebanon under the name Adib Tohme Law Firm. As the practice grew, so did the legal team and the magnitude of the work. The firm was soon supporting clients in various countries around the Middle East. This created a need for expansion, which eventually led to the birth of CLLC.

Realizing a heavy international movement by multinational entities toward the Middle East as a result of rapidly growing markets around the region, the firm decided it was time for its own internationalization efforts. Adib restructured the firm to ensure adequate capability to cover the entire Middle East region, including joining forces with several highly qualified partners with varying specialties. The newly formed group rebranded to become the Corporate Law and Legal Compliance Group, or CLLC, with fully functioning offices in Riyadh and Dubai to go along with the firm’s head office in Antelias.

A HIGHLY SKILLED LEGAL TEAM THAT CONTINUOUSLY STRIVES TO ACHIEVE THE MOST EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE RESULTS FOR ITS CLIENTS. 

Fouad Haddad

Sicon Oil & Gas

A look to the future

As CLLC continues to grow, it maintains the emphasis on one of its founding visions: client accessibility. Advances in technology and transportation has made the world smaller and global markets readily accessible. In turn, these advances have provided multinational companies with the ability to run highly efficient and lean operations from their global headquarters, cutting back on the size of regional offices. It has also facilitated sales and distribution networks for local and regional entities, allowing them to increase revenue by accessing global markets from the Middle East.

For this reason, CLLC Group has taken the decision to expand their regional footprint to an international presence. CLLC offices will soon open in Houston, New York and London, allowing our clients additional flexibility to schedule meetings with our attorneys. Our goal is to be as easily accessible to our clients as possible.

SIMPLY ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND FRIENDLY FIRMS IN THE MARKET.

Nour ElChaar

CEO, Access Digital Middle East