ATTORNEYS
Walid Nasser
senior partner & founder
Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth:
Beirut, December 14, 1951
Education
  • 1984 LL.M., Harvard Law School, Boston, MA, U.S.A.
  • 1977 DEA, Jean Moulin University, Lyon, France
  • 1975 License en Droit, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Bar Association
1975, Beirut Bar Association
Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts Law
  • Anti-Trust
  • Public Tenders
  • Real Estate law
  • Inheritance laws
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • ICC and DIAC Arbitration
  • Commercial agency laws
  • Medicine and pharmaceutical laws
  • Audio-visual
  • Film and Media law
  • Litigation, oil and gas, international sanctions
  • FATCA related matters
Languages
English, French, Arabic and Italian
Biography

Publications
  • "Effectiveness of the Arab Boycott Office"
  • "Reconstruction of Lebanon"
  • "Lebanon, A New Tax Haven"
  • "Trademarks Law in Lebanon"
  • "Trademark Laws in the Middle East"
  • "Lebanese Copyright Law"
  • "New Broadcasting Law in Lebanon"
Legislation
  • Member of the committee that drafted the copyright law of Lebanon that was enacted in 1999
  • Member of the committee that drafted the patent law of Lebanon that was enacted in 2000
  • Author of a draft biodiversity law and draft biosafety law.
Arbitration
  • Co-arbitrator in three ICC arbitrations
  • Sole arbitrator in one DIAC arbitration
  • Co-counsel in two major ICC arbitrations
Transactions
  • Lead counsel in a mega M&A deal involving the sale of the sports rights of a major Middle Eastern broadcaster to another major Middle Eastern broadcaster
  • Lead counsel in a M&A involving the acquisition of a part of the assets of a Lebanese company by an American company
  • Lead counsel in a M&A transaction involving the acquisition by an international organization of preferred shares issued by a Lebanese company
Former positions
  • Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York, 1984-1985
  • Former vice-president and acting General Counsel, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.,1985-1997
  • Former Chairperson, Intellectual Property Commission, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Lebanon.
Sarah Fakhry
Partner
Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth:
Beirut, April 1, 1987
Education
  • Current: Doctorate in Philosophy of Law, Paris 2 Assas, Paris, France
  • 2014 Master 2 Philosophy of Law, Paris 2, Assas, Paris, France
  • 2012 DEA Droit des Affaires, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2009 License libanaise en droit, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Bar Association
2009, Beirut Bar Association 2015, Paris Bar Association
Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts Law
  • Civil Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • ICC and UNCITRAL Arbitration
  • Audio-visual
  • Oil and Gas
Languages
Arabic, French and English.
Biography

Publications
  • Article on M&A transactions in Qatar for the Global Law and Business
  • Article on Shareholders’ Agreements in Lebanon for the International Bar Association, guide on shareholders’ agreements
  • Articles for the World Bank including Chapter entitled “Doing Business
  • Getting credit 2012 and 2013” for Lebanon and Qatar
  • Several Articles for “Getting the Deal Through”, including Chapters entitled “Arbitration” 2011, 2012 and 2013, “Anti-Corruption” 2012 and “Corporate Governance” 2012 for Lebanon – Article on Volunteering in Qatar for the IFRC
Former positions
  • Trainee, Shearman and Sterling, Project Development Finance department (Oil and Gas), July 2015 – September 2015
  • Badri and Salim El Meouchi law firm, Beirut, Lebanon (2010 – 2013)
  • Rene Abirached Law Firm, Beirut, Lebanon (2009 – 2010)
Yehia Ramadan
Partner - Resume will be uploaded soon
Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth:
Biography

Lina Haidar
Partner - Resume will be uploaded soon
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Date of birth:
Biography

Sami Hammoud
Partner - Resume will be uploaded soon
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Date of birth:
Biography

Maya Tebcherani
Resume will be uploaded soon
Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth:
Biography