Elias Sayegh

Elias Sayegh

is an associate in the New York office of King & Spalding and a member of the firm’s Middle East & Islamic Finance Practice Group. Mr. Sayegh has represented private equity sponsors, US-based companies, real estate funds and individual investors in their financing related transactions. He represented a number of clients in Shari'ah-compliant finance and investment transactions, including corporate acquisitions, real estate transactions, working capital financing, structured and subordination financings, and letter of credit/guaranty facilities. He has done financing work for clients in various industries such as construction, food and beverage, healthcare and retail. Prior to joining King and Spalding, Elias worked as a structured finance associate for securitization transactions in the middle east.

Presentations & Publications

Second Annual Islamic Finance Forum - September 2011 Washington, DC
Panelist - Current Discussions on Islamic Finance in the US.

Securitization World, Middle East 2005 - Conference Dubai, U.A.E
Panelist: MENA-GCC securitization market overview, April 2005.

“Securitization in MENA/GCC: Activity Overview by Asset Class” (co-author)
Boustany, Iad G., Sleiman Roula, and Elias Sayegh, 2005, “Securitization in MENA/GCC: Activity Overview by Asset Class” in L. Callie (ed.), Global Securitization and Structured Finance 2005, Globe White Page Ltd., London (Deutsche Bank Publication).

“Islamic and conventional securitization: challenges and opportunities for SME’s” (co-author)
Boustany, Iad G. and Elias Sayegh, 2005, “Islamic and conventional securitization: challenges and opportunities for SME’s” in Global Securitization Review 2004/2005, Euromoney Publications.


Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Islamic Finance , 2) Middle East & North Africa , 3) Middle East Asset Finance , 4) Middle East Construction , 5) Middle East Energy , 6) Middle East Healthcare , 7) Middle East Investment Funds , 8) Middle East Petrochemicals and 9) Middle East Power/Water
Law School L.L.M., Boston University
Education LL.B., Université Saint Joseph, Lebanon
Bar Member / Association State bar of New York
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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