Overview

Fayez Hage-Chahine is the Founding Partner of the Firm and is recognized as one of the leading authorities on Private Law in the Middle East.

He is the first Lebanese attorney to hold the prestigious title of Agrégé of the French Faculties of Law and is the Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Law and political Sciences of Saint-Joseph University (Beirut and Dubai). He has participated in drafting numerous laws and regulations and presides over numerous law reform committees.

He is the former Vice-President of the International Association of Lawyers and the cofounder of the Academic Study Center of Saint-Joseph University in the Bekaa Valley and of Saint-Joseph University in Dubai. He is also the cofounder of the Lebanese Arbitration and Mediation Center (LAMC) and a former member of the board of trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC).

As one of the most famous litigators in Lebanon, his victories in court have led to landmark decisions that have established precedents in Lebanon. He specializes in complex cross-border disputes and commercial arbitration. He is an experienced arbitrator and has acted as chairman or as co-arbitrator in numerous domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

He frequently advises on issues of comparative law that involve multiple jurisdictions with a focus on Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Contracts, Family Law, Inheritance, and Real Estate matters.

 

Fayez Hage-Chahine holds a PHD in Private law, a DEA in Private law and a DES in criminal law from Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and a LL.B. in Lebanese and French Law from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut.

He has numerous publications in the fields of Banking & Finance, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Private International Law and Arbitration.

He is fluent in Arabic and French.

Education
  • Agrégé of the French Faculties of Law
  • PHD in Private Law, Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas
  • DEA in Private Law, Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas
  • DES in Criminal Law, Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas
  • LL.B. in Lebanese and French Law, Saint-Joseph University (Beirut)

Academic Appointments
  • Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Law and political Sciences at Saint-Joseph University (Beirut & Dubai)
  • Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint-Joseph University
  • Visiting Professor at the Hague Academy of International Law
  • Former Professor at the Lebanese University
  • Former Professor of International Private Law at the Judicial Study Institute
  • Visiting Professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Visiting Professor at Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas
  • Visiting Professor at Tunis 2 University
Memberships
  • President of the Lebanese committee of the International Academy of Comparative Law
  • Member of the law reform commission presided by the Ministry of Justice (Lebanon)
  • Former member of the High Council of Arbitration – Lebanese Arbitration and Mediation Center (LAMC)
  • Member of the Compared Legislation Society (Paris)
  • Former Vice-President of the International Union of Lawyers- UIA (Lebanese committee)
  • Former Member of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC)
  • Former President of the Private Law Section at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Saint-Joseph University (Beirut)
  • Former Director of the Arab World Law Study Center (CEDROMA)
  • Founder of the Academic study Center of Zahlé and the Bekaa.
  • Former representative of the Lebanese Government Next to the Arab league (Commission of unification of Arab Legislations)
Awards & Accolades
  • Golden Medal of the Beirut Bar Association
Publications
  • Pour le maintien de la notion de Cause, in Vers la création d’un ordre juridique pour la Méditerranée, Bruylant , 2012, p. 145.
  • Arabic version of the annotated French Civil Code, Dalloz, 2009.
  • Le rationnel et l’empirique dans la notion d’inexistence en matière juridiques, in le Monde du droit, Écrits rédigés en l’honneur de Jacques Foyer, Economica, 2008, p. 529.
  • Les aspects contemporains de la théorie de la cause en matière contractuelle, in le Droit en Mouvement, Mélanges en l’honneur de Méliné Topakian, Bruylant - Presse de l’Université Saint Joseph, Beyrouth, 2005, p. 93.
  • La sanction de l’absence de cause constatée au moment de la formation du contrat, in Mélanges Decoq, Litec, 2004 p. 327.
  • Jurisdictional immunity in Lebanese law, Hatem, n˚ 173, p. 405.
  • Monetary depreciation in Lebanese Case law, Al Adl 1998, P. 169.
  • L'ordre public : Aspects nouveaux, Rapport général, Journées Libanaises, Travaux de l’association Henri Capitant des amis de la culture juridique française, Tome XLIX, 1998, LGDJ p. 17.
  • La clause de conciliation, Al Adl 1996.
  • La prescription extinctive en droit international privé, Recueil des cours de l’Académie de droit International de la Haye, 1995.
  • Le contrôle de la sentence arbitrale, Actes du colloque sur l'arbitrage, Beyrouth, Proche-Orient Études Juridiques, 1995, n˚ 48, p.115.
  • La notion d'inexistence et ses intérêts pratique - Étude comparative de droit français et de droit libanais, Proche-Orient, Études Juridiques, 1994, n˚47, p. 69. Savings Accounts in Lebanese Law, Hatem, 1993 (Book).
  • L'article 311-14 du Code civil français et la règle étrangère de conflit dans le temps et dans l'espace, JDI 1990, p. 73.
  • Contribution à la théorie générale de la prescription, Cours de droit civil approfondi, D.E.A. Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, Les cours de droit, 1987-1988.
  • Powers of the Urgent Matters Judge in granting interim relief, Hatem, 1986 (Book).
  • La vérité jurisprudentielle sur la loi applicable à la prescription extinctive de l'obligation, Études dédiées à Alex Weill, Dalloz-Litec, 1983, p. 303.
  • Essai d'une nouvelle classification des droits privés, Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Civil, 1982, p. 705.
  • Precontractual liability arising out of the Breakoff of negotiations Al Adl, 1979, P.1.
  • Les conflits de lois dans l'espace et dans le temps en matière de prescription, Recherches sur la promotion du fait au droit, Paris, Dalloz, 1976 (Book).
  • L'acte juridique et le corps humain, Travaux de l’Association Henri Capitant des amis de la culture juridique française, Journées belges, 1975.
  • L'erreur comme cause d'exonération de la responsabilité, Revue judiciaire libanaise, 1974, p. 230.
  • La réglementation de la prescription en matière de transport maritime de marchandises, Clunet 1972, p. 17.
Speaking Engagements
  • Remarks on the new French Contract Law, Beirut Arab University, 2016.
  • How will the French reform of contract law be received in Lebanon and the Arab countries that were inspired by the French Civil Code of 1804?, Conference on the reform of contract law in France, Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, 2016.
  • Cultural Cooperation between the Government of Dubai and St. Joseph University, Saint Joseph University, Dubai, 2012.
  • The Role of Comparative Law, Qatar University, Doha, 2012.
  • New Trends in Labor Law, CEDROMA, 2011.
  • Version arabe de l’avant-projet de réforme du droit des obligations, Colloque du Sénat français du 1er avril 2008, « l’art de la traduction- l’accueil international de l’avant-projet de réforme du droit des obligations », Editions Panthéon- Assas, 2011, p. 21.
  • Dignity and Contract Law, Université Saint-Esprit, Kaslik, 2000.
  • The Role of Public policy in International Arbitration, Lebanese Center for Arbitration.
  • The relationship between the arbitrator and the Urgent Matters Judge, Association of Lebanese Banks, Beirut, 1998.
  • Simulation, Beirut Bar Association.
  • Arbitrary Use of the Right to litigate and its application by Lebanese Courts, Tripoli Bar Association.
  • Bank secrecy and anti-money laundering rules, UIA Conference.
  • La cause dans les droits français, libanais et égyptien, Beirut Arab University.
  • Mandatory Rules in International Arbitration, Lebanese Center for Arbitration, Beirut, 1999.
  • Expertise and Arbitration, Association of Chartered Accountants, Beirut, 1998.
  • Strict Medical Liability, Université Saint - Esprit Kaslik, 1998.
  • Risk and the French Code Civil, Université Saint -Esprit Kaslik, 1997.

Bar Admissions

  • Beirut Bar Association
  • Paris Bar Association

Languages

  • Arabic (fluent)
  • French (fluent)