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Who we are and what we do
Deloitte in Lebanon was established in November 1942 and is part of Deloitte & Touche (M.E.). Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL).
Deloitte was providing independent professional advice and services in Lebanon even before the country itself gained its independence. The Deloitte practice in Beirut was established in November 1942, a full year before the Republic of Lebanon was founded. Since then it has looked after the needs of its business community in good times and in bad. Even in the darkest days of the civil war, Deloitte was the only Big 4 firm to retain a full presence in Lebanon during this period, serving its domestic and multinational clients.
Beirut became the Middle East Firm’s regional representative office in 1998 and now has two separate offices: one to provide services to every Deloitte office in the region and the other to look after Lebanese business.
Just as the Firm has traditionally taken a proactive approach, so today it continues to be a driving force in all initiatives taking place in the market generally, and financial services in particular. Over the years, the Firm has helped promote best practices, representing a major contribution to support the economy and promote transparency in ethical behavior and financial reporting. This tradition has its roots with the founder of the Middle East firm who was the first chartered accountant in the region, and had a strict commitment to promote the accountancy and auditing profession throughout the Arab world.
Today Deloitte in Lebanon continues to shape the country’s future, enhancing transparency, rule and discipline in financial reporting through its Audit services, while helping businesses overcome challenges and improve performance through its Consulting, Enterprise Risk, Tax and Financial Advisory services.
Helping Lebanon and the region grow
Just as we’ve played a vital role in the economy of Lebanon to date, we’re also very much a part of its future. Deloitte has identified the Middle East as a priority market that represents superior growth opportunities.
As such, our Middle East firms, operating in 15 countries and employing more than 3,000 professionals across the region and including Lebanon, have been targeted for major investment. This is accompanied by a focused strategy of expansion in key business areas and a continued emphasis on recruiting and retaining the most talented professionals from the region and other countries to serve Middle East companies. To address the growing market needs, we have expanded our specialized professional services in the Middle East, leveraging our local and global talent in areas such as Financial Advisory Services, Enterprise Risk Services and International Tax Services.
We have also continued to play a pivotal role in serving the region’s high-growth industry sectors such as tourism, hospitality and leisure, construction, telecoms and financial services, as well as major sectors such as oil and gas, the public sector and the Gulf region’s sovereign wealth funds. Our Middle East knowledge centers are a testament to our specialized capabilities in strategic services and industries.