Firms in the spotlight: Hage-Chahine Law Firm

Hage-Chahine Law Firm provides first-rate comprehensive legal services in Lebanon and the Middle East since 1976.

The Firm is known for handling high-profile cases and solving complex legal issues by combining deep academic insights with superior practical efficiency. It has an established reputation as the law firm of choice for international businesses operating in Lebanon and the Middle East.

Hage-Chahine Law Firm is the only law firm in Lebanon with two attorneys who hold the prestigious title of Agrégé of the French Faculties of Law which is the highest academic recognition that is bestowed upon French Law practitioners.

Members of the team include graduates of Harvard Law School, Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and Saint-Joseph University as well as Law Professors who teach at some of the most prestigious universities in Europe and in the Middle East.

In 2019, the Firm underwent restructuring with the aim of becoming one of the leading law firms in the Region. The Firm adopted state of the art systems for the delivery of legal services and implemented a modern business model that adheres to the highest international standards.

This new structure has allowed Hage-Chahine Law Firm to expand its practices and to service local and international clients by relying on a team of highly skilled experts that have over 40 years of experience across 14 practice areas and 9 sectors including:

Dispute Resolution: From drafting arbitral agreements and assisting clients with arbitral proceedings to seeking recourses in front of national courts and enforcement of arbitral awards, the Firm has established a world-class arbitration practice that provides legal services at all stages of the arbitration process. In addition, the Firm has become a regional litigation powerhouse and has secured landmark victories in numerous domestic and international cases. In 2020, Hage-Chahine Law Firm became the first Lebanese Law Firm to be shortlisted in two categories of the Middle East Legal Awards and was nominated for the Arbitration team of the year award and the Litigation team of the year award.

Contracts/International Business Transactions/Commercial Agencies & Franchises: Hage-Chahine Law Firm helps clients with civil and commercial contracts, compliance, joint-ventures, commercial agencies, franchises and distribution agreements. The Firm also handle disputes arising out of a contract in judicial and arbitral proceedings. Members of the team include Professors of contract law who are recognized authorities in the field.

Corporate/M&A/Banking & Finance/Compliance: Hage-Chahine Law Firm’s corporate practice helps local family-owned enterprises, emerging startups and large international companies with corporate services, corporate re/structuring, transactions and mergers and acquisitions. The Firm also assists banking and non-banking financial institutions with conventional and Islamic transactions. The Firm offers legal advice on capital market laws and regulations, financial instruments, compliance, fraud, anti-money laundering, complex deal structuring and investments. It boasts an extensive knowledge of local regulations and is well positioned to help clients in the Middle East deal effectively with regulatory and compliance issues.

Real Estate & Construction: Hage-Chahine Law Firm represents builders, developers, consultants, architects, engineers, employers, subcontractors, property owners, investors and financial institutions in Real Estate & Construction related transactions and disputes. The Firm is familiar with the specialized jargon of the construction industry and represents clients at all phases of the construction process.

Energy & Infrastructure: Hage-Chahine Law Firm provides expert assistance with the structuring, acquisition, financing and implementation of Energy & Infrastructure projects in the MENA Region. with notable experience in the sectors of power generation, oil & gas and public-private procurements, the Firm has the resources to help clients navigate through a complex regional regulatory landscape.

Sovereign governments & International institutions: Hage-Chahine Law Firm has firmly established itself as the Market leader in all issues pertaining to sovereign governments and international institutions. Aside from an extensive transactional and regulatory expertise, the Firm provides a wealth of experience in dispute resolution proceedings involving state entities and has successfully handled the enforcement of multi-billion decisions against state-owned assets in multiple jurisdictions.

For more information, please visit Hage-Chahine Law Firm’s website: https://www.hagechahine.com/

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