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SAAS Lawyers | Avocats
1100-2070 BEIRUT

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

SAAS Lawyers | Avocats advises international as well as domestic financial institutions and demonstrate an excellent skill set in insurance law. The department surrounding Marwan Sakr and Abdo Abi Najem negotiates financing agreements, advises on financing instruments and is also well equipped to handle contentious work.

Practice head(s):

Marwan Sakr; Abdo Abi Najem

Key clients

Arope Insurance

Blom Bank France SA

Nest Investments Holding

Booz Allen Hamilton

Responsability Investments AG

The Lebanese Association for Development – Al Majmoua

Association of Insurance Companies of Lebanon

Chamoun Family Trust

Dispute resolution Tier 3

SAAS Lawyers | Avocats represents clients in a wide range of jurisdictions including Lebanon, France, Dubai, Qatar and the USA. Construction, infrastructure and development projects are often the source of disputes handled by the team around Marwan Sakr. The practice head is also a skilled arbitrator and shows experience with insurance, oil and gas and telecoms industries.

Practice head(s):

Marwan Sakr

Key clients


Arope Insurance

Blom Bank France SA

Société d’Entreprise et de Gestion (SEG)

Nest Investments Holding


Inovalis SA

Ramco Altas B JV

Global Management and Development (GMD)

Sherman & Sterling Abu Dhabi

Three Crowns LLP

Bright Line Law


Keystone Law

33 Chancery Lane

Lenczner Slaght

Rubis Terminal

SAAS (Sakr,Awwad, Abi-Najem and Sakr) was established by lawyers having a vast experience acquired in major law firms having a wide background in all significant areas of economic and commercial law and dispute resolution. We offer tailor-made services to corporations, organisations, individuals and governmental entities, in particular on trade, commercial and financial matters both contentious and non-contentious, with an emphasis on cross-border service internationally and in the Middle East.

Our lawyers have a recognised practice in each of its core practice areas: mergers and acquisitions, stock market and private equity transactions, leveraged buyouts, taxation, group restructuring and financial transactions, new technologies,distribution and trade, foreign investments, private clients, international trade, project finance, contract negotiation and international arbitration/litigation and ADR, etc. We are regularly retained by domestic and international companies in a wide range of industries including financial services, insurance, technology, telecommunication, transportation, manufacturing, mining, construction, energy, insurance, infrastructure, hospitality and retail.

Our lawyers also advise a number of ministries and government entities, international and professional organisations and diplomatic missions.

SAAS lawyers maintain and continue to develop an extensive international network of alliances and affiliated law firms, enabling us to ensure our clients receive top quality integrated service as we work with the foreign law firms that will best meet their needs. Many of our lawyers are admitted and practice in a number of foreign jurisdictions.

Our multi-jurisdictional approach also allows us to act directly in cross-border transactions and international litigation/arbitration and to keep up to date with the latest international developments in the legal field.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration/litigation (international and domestic) Marwan Sakr
Arbitration/litigation (international and domestic) Jennifer Keyrouz
Arbitration/litigation (international and domestic) Michel Nassar
Banking and insurance Marwan Sakr
Banking and insurance Antoine Najem
Corporate/commercial Paul Awwad
Corporate/commercial Abdo Abi Najem
Corporate/commercial Zouha Sakr-Vayanos
Corporate/commercial Youmna Yazbek
European Marwan Sakr
European Jennifer Keyrouz
European Michel Nassar
International trade/competition Zouha Sakr-Vayanos
Intellectual property Paul Awwad
Intellectual property Abdo Abi Najem
Intellectual property Zouha Sakr-Vayanos
Media and entertainment Paul Awwad
Media and entertainment Abdo Abi Najem
Middle Eastern Marwan Sakr
Middle Eastern Zouha Sakr-Vayanos
French Marwan Sakr
French Michel Nassar
German Christian Ule
Private client Paul Awwad
Technology and telecoms Marwan Sakr
Technology and telecoms Abdo Abi Najem
Construction and infrastructure projects Marwan Sakr
Construction and infrastructure projects Jennifer Keyrouz
Aeronautics and defence Marwan Sakr
Aeronautics and defence Jennifer Keyrouz
Hospitality Paul Awwad
Hospitality Abdo Abi Najem
Public Marwan Sakr
Public Zouha Sakr-Vayanos
NGO Marwan Sakr
NGO Abdo Abi Najem
Tax/offshore Paul Awwad
Tax/offshore Marwan Sakr
US Paro Astourian
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Abdo Abi Najem  photo Mr Abdo Abi Najem Abdo Abi Najem is a co-founder of SAAS Lawyers|Avocats. He is an…
Mr Paro Astourian  photo Mr Paro Astourian Of Counsel
Mr Paul Awwad  photo Mr Paul Awwad Paul Awwad is a co-founder and managing partner of SAAS Lawyers|Avocats. Paul’s…
Prof Melhem El-Kik  photo Prof Melhem El-Kik Academic Consultant
Mr Jad Haidar  photo Mr Jad Haidar Associate
Miss Jennifer Keyrouz  photo Miss Jennifer Keyrouz Jennifer Keyrouz is an international arbitration and litigation lawyer at SAAS. Her…
Mr Ghassan Khoury  photo Mr Ghassan Khoury Senior Associate whose practice focuses on civil law, labour law, corporate law,…
Mr Antoine Najem  photo Mr Antoine Najem Antoine Najem is a Associate of SAAS, Lebanese attorney trained in Civil…
Mr Michel Nassar  photo Mr Michel Nassar Of Counsel & Academic Consultant
Mr Marwan Sakr photo Mr Marwan Sakr Marwan Sakr is a co-founding partner of Sakr, Awwad, Abi Najem &…
Mrs Zouha Sakr- Vayanos  photo Mrs Zouha Sakr- Vayanos Zouha Sakr is a partner of SAAS Lawyers|Avocats, she also practices law,…
Mrs Sanaa Sarkis- Awad  photo Mrs Sanaa Sarkis- Awad Sana Sarkis is a Lebanese attorney specializing in Company and Commercial Law,…
Dr Christian Ule  photo Dr Christian Ule Of Counsel
Ms Youmna Yazbeck photo Ms Youmna Yazbeck Associate
Number of lawyers : 15
at this office : 12
Other offices : Berlin
Other offices : Cairo
Other offices : Los Angeles (affiliated offices)
Other offices : Paris
Other Offices : Ras Al Khaimah