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SAIFI 311, 145 PLACE GEBRAN TUENI, 1100-2070 BEIRUT, LEBANON
Tel:
Work +961 0 1 218 444
Fax:
Fax +961 1 339 020
Email:
Web:
www.saas-law.com
SAAS Lawyers | Avocats, Abdo Abi Najem, Beirut, LEBANON

Abdo Abi Najem

Tel:
Work 01-218444
Email:
SAAS Lawyers | Avocats

Work Department

Corporate/ commercial, intellectual property, media and entertainment, technology and telecom, hospitality and NGO

Position

Abdo Abi Najem is a co-founder of SAAS Lawyers|Avocats. He is an attorney whose practice encompasses commercial work and specializes in corporate and commercial law, commercial agencies, international business law, labor law, environmental law, intellectual property and patent, media law, real estate law and NGOs. Throughout his career Abdo represented and worked closely with local and international entities and businesses involved in trade, import and export, wholesale and direct sale, services and activities such as companies, business structures, governmental bodies and entities working and dealing in Lebanon, the Arab countries, Turkey, China, the United States of America, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Germany and other European countries, transacting with communication networks products and services; Film & Music production and distribution; Advertising and media; News Agencies; Environmental industry and engineering; Distribution of goods such as industrial machineries, equipment, steel, vehicles; Production and distribution of foodstuff; Manufacturing and distribution of clothes and garments; Fashion and haute couture; Architecture, interior design and designers products; Contracting and Construction; Real Estate; Micro Finance; F&B businesses and hospitality services; Startups and websites/mobile applications developing and management.

Career

Abdo started practicing as a trainee at Hatem, Keyrouz, Moukheiber, Messihi & Associates - Beirut, where he provided legal assistance for local and international non-governmental organizations and assisted foreign and local clients in incorporation of companies and following up on their formalities; then Abdo joined Naoum Farah Law Firm – Beirut, where he provided legal assistance in media law, terrestrial and satellite broadcasting and television production for the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) a leading television station in the Arab world and represented local and international clients in civil, labour, criminal, property and commercial cases before the Lebanese courts. Abdo joined afterwards a prominent insurance law firm in Beirut, where he was in charge for drafting and reviewing contracts for “Société Nationale des Assurances” (SNA), a major insurance company in the region and representation in civil proceedings before Lebanese courts. In 2000 he founded Abi Najem Law Office where he acted as legal consultant for many renamed local and international companies and NGOs, representing clients in litigations either as defendants or as plaintiffs, handling contracts negotiations with local and international companies as well as with governmental authorities, preparing legal researches and studies for different local and foreign entities, drafting and reviewing several types of agreements, assisting clients in establishing companies in Lebanon and abroad, assisting clients in setting up non-governmental organizations, handling trademark and patent registrations as well as studies and cases related to IP regulations. in 2013, Abdo became a founding partner in SAAS.

Languages

English, French and Arabic (native)

Member

Abdo is a member of the Beirut Bar Association

Education

- Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth (third year of Lebanese Law and French master in private Law) - ISSED School of Law, Beirut (Maîtrise en droit privé - emphasis on Civil, Commercial, Labor, Insolvency and Private International Law; Public International, Administrative and Comparative Constitutional Law) - George Washington University/ International Law Institute, Washington DC (Introduction to the US legal system, International Business Law )

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