Business Associates


Aoun & Associates is founded by Dr. Charbel A. Aoun who advises a diversified client base ranging from political figures to businessmen, entrepreneurs and national and international organizations. The Firm is in Beirut and composed from three to four members. Dr. Aoun is recognized as a trusted and experienced lawyer in the Lebanese community. He graduated from Cergy-Pontoise University in France with a PhD in Law. He converses fluently in three languages: Arabic, English and French.

As a professor of law, Dr. Aoun gives different courses in several faculties and American institutions in Lebanon in different fields of law such as labor law, social security law, business law, and taxation law. He is very active in training and workshops whereas he offers a variety of law seminars designed for business owners, managers of all skill levels and human resource professionals. Up to January 2021, Dr. Aoun has given more than 77 Law Workshops in Lebanon. During 2021, he had obtained many certificates of participation in international labor law courses from the International Training Center (“ITC”) of “ILO” based in Turin Italy.

Dr. Aoun had provided many legal studies to several international organizations such as the World Health Organization “WHO” and the International Labour Organization “ILO”. He is the author of more than 55 Law articles that were published in legal magazines and economic newspapers and has 22 TV appearances in Lebanon and the Middle East.


“Our office co-operatives with a law office in Athens, Greece, “HAROULA CONSTANDINIDOU LAW OFFICES”.

For more information please visit their website: or kindly contact them on Tel: 0030 210 – 3636567, 0030 210 – 3631901 or by fax on 0030 210 – 3636088 or by email on



We are proud to present our latest business relationship with “LYSI”, which means “Results” in Greek.  Lysi is a Chartered Certified Accountancy and Tax Consultancy Practice with specialism in VAT.

VAT and other Tax Issues are important to our daily business and life. Having a liaison with a UK company and having this business relationship, we can provide accurate and quick professional results to our UK clients.

We are very happy to present Constantine Malekkou and his team to our clients.

Accounting Services

If you are planning to set up a Company in the UK, Lysi’s dedicated accounting division can offer new or established UK businesses a full compliment of professional accounting services. We promise personal service and a high level expertise and a commitment to problem-solving.
We offer comprehensive accountancy services. From start-up advice and accounts preparation to payroll management, we deliver an accessible, approachable and wholly confidential service.
Our range of services includes:
•  preparation of statutory and management accounts and audits
•  completion and submission of personal and company tax returns
•  book-keeping and company secretarial
•  payroll management & all PAYE matters
•  VAT returns and guidance
•  advice and assistance for new business start-ups

VAT Consultancy Services

The UK’s Value Added Tax legislation can often appear complex, demanding and riddled with potential pitfalls. Drawing on many years of specialisation in the VAT field, with a first-hand understanding of how HM Revenue & Customs functions in relation to VAT collection and administration, the Lysi mission is to take the mystery and the worry out of your organisation’s VAT affairs.

If you are an overseas company supplying goods or services to the UK or Europe, we can guide you through the VAT minefield and so enable you to trade smoothly and maximise your opportunities. Acting as your UK agent, we will ensure that all due processes are observed and requirements met – and manage payment on your behalf.

To companies based inside the UK, we offer comprehensive VAT assistance on an ad hoc or retainer basis.
Recovery of Foreign VAT

Foreign VAT can be reclaimed throughout Europe and in a growing number of other countries. At the same time as international business travel is increasing so is the volume of unclaimed, or unsuccessfully claimed, eligible VAT. In addition more and more countries are adopting VAT.

Companies operating across borders will usually incur foreign VAT on their business expenses which are reclaimable under the 8th and 13th EU VAT Directives.

The common services for which VAT can be recovered are:

Conferences, exhibitions, training courses as well as regular travel expenses such as hotel, car rental and meals. However, the list of services, the VAT rates and regulations, and the required documentation vary from country to country and frequently change.

As a result, many companies end up not claiming all the VAT that they are entitled to. We at Lysi, together with our associates established worldwide, can assist you apply and recover your Foreign VAT in an efficient, effective and timely manner.

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