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The Hon Faddy Zouky OAM
PRINCIPAL WITH TRUST

The Hon Faddy Zouky OAM has an intrinsic academic grounding in Commercial Law, and has taught in this area at Monash University for over 14 years. Combining this with his extensive commercial experience as an entrepreneur, Faddy has a profound understanding of his commercial clients’ needs. 

As the Principal With Trust of Zouki Lawyers, he creates a legal environment that is commercially focused and results driven. He is also a Registered Migration Agent, which adds a further dimension to his Melbourne legal practice. Faddy has acquired extensive experience in several jurisdictions, primarily in relation to Corporate and Commercial matters. His international background and understanding gives him a global viewpoint and an ability to work effectively within a multicultural setting, as well as collaborate with other professionals in this regard. 

Faddy has represented private investors, corporate clients and leading financial institutions in relation to banking and finance, trade, investment, private and commercial real estate transactions and tourism development projects. He has advised on a number of major transactions, which include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and the provision of development financing for significant investment projects. He appears in the Magistrates', County, Supreme and High Courts.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Diploma of Education
  • Certificate in Migration Law
  • Pilot
Appointments & Awards
  • The Honorary Lebanese Consul General to Tasmania
  • Order of Australia Medal (OAM) 2012
  • Winner of the Australian Ethnic Business Award 2012
  • ALCCI Retail and Hospitality Business Award 2009
  • VLCC Businessman of the Year 2008
  • Monash University Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2007
  • Maronite Cardinal medal

His Excellency Michel Aoun the President of the Republic of Lebanon, Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil and Prime Minister Saad Hariri appointed Faddy as The Honorary Lebanese Consul General to Tasmania in 2018. Faddy’s passion, commitment, highly successful association with governments and their counterparts not only from Australia, Lebanon but beyond, in promoting bi lateral trade, boosting economic stimulus, providing a platform for business networking and a plethora of opportunities, exemplifies his overwhelming, humane, sincere, hardworking, charismatic, the list is endless characteristics.

Faddy has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his contribution to the business community in Victoria. Faddy is also the United Nations’ Australian Ambassador for the UNDP Live Lebanon Project; the Founding President of the Australia Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ALCCI); a pilot; a mentor to young entrepreneurs; and the Executive Director of the fastest-growing retail / hospitality entity in Australia, the Zouki Group. 

Faddy is widely known for his business acumen and community profile. Esteemed for his charisma, keen business-sense and vision, he is recognised as the individual responsible for successfully lobbying both the Australian and Lebanese Governments for their support of the ALCCI and its aim of encouraging entrepreneurial interaction between these two nations, and for subsequently leading the first Australian trade mission to Lebanon. 

Highly respected as a business developer and spokesperson for the Australian Lebanese community, Faddy Zouky has changed the lives of countless people as a legal advisor and migration agent; as an employer who has created more than 5,000 jobs for locals; as a Community Advisor with SBS; and through his generous acts of philanthropy.

 

  • 2017 – Present Principal With Trust, Zouki Lawyers Melbourne
  • 2013 Managing Partner, Blackstone Waterhouse Zouki Lawyers Melbourne.
  • 2011 Founding Director, Chair and President of the Australia Lebanon Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Vic) Limited.