Through our offices in Paris, we provide legal services in France and across Francophone Civil Law Jurisdictions.
Our mastery of the Laws of France and of the Arab countries allows us to offer legal advice with a comparative law approach to businesses that operate in the Middle East and Europe.
Our team is completely trilingual and provides seamless legal services in Arabic, English and French.
Our attorneys have rights of audience before French Courts and 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 our 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 Paris.
Hage-Chahine Law Firm in Paris offers integrated legal advice to a wide range of sectors in key areas of business law, including:
Arbitration. We represent clients in French, English and Arabic proceedings in France and abroad, including commercial arbitrations that involve the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration and the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the Cairo Regional Center For International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution, the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). We can also draft multi-language expert reports and participate in ad hoc arbitration proceedings and other forms of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation.
Construction. We counsel on all aspects of construction law, from project inception to completion, and assist in procurement, contractual documentation and dispute resolution. We are experienced in drafting and amending standard forms of contract used in the region, including FIDIC, as well as non- standard, project-specific contracts.
Contracts. We advise on commercial and civil matters under French law as well as on the enforceability of agreements in the country. We support companies in the overall management of their trade and distribution networks in the region and are experienced in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial documentation, including agency, distributorship and franchising agreements.
Commercial Agencies & Franchises. From negotiating agency contracts and advising on local dealer protection laws to representing clients in arbitral proceedings and court cases, we have a proven track record in the field of Commercial Agencies. Our services include: negotiating agency contracts and distributorship agreements, drafting international commercial agency agreements, advising on compliance with local regulations and practices, advising on local dealer protection laws including issues of compensation arising out of the termination or non-renewal of an agency contract, providing representations in local courts and representation in arbitral proceedings.
Corporate/M&A. We advise on a full range of M&A, capital markets, private equity/funds, and general corporate and commercial matters. This experience includes joint ventures, divestitures, financings, reorganizations, spinoffs, strategic alliances and other business combinations.
Energy & Infrastructure. We understand the unique characteristics of the sector and provide expert assistance with the structuring, acquisition, financing and implementation of projects. Our expertise covers multiple areas including: Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Public-Private Partnership and Dispute Resolution.
Legal Consultancy. As one of the most reputable legal consultants in Lebanon and France, we have vast experience issuing scientific legal opinions that combine deep academic insights with efficient and innovative legal advice. The exceptional academic backgrounds of our attorneys and their deep knowledge of the unique legal landscape in France places us in a unique position to offer practical and insightful legal opinions for a broad range of complex transactions and dispute resolution matters in Arabic, English and French across all our practice areas and sectors. Our Senior Partners hold the prestigious title of Agrégé of the French Faculties of Law and teach at some of the most prestigious Law Schools in France and the Middle East. They have published award-winning scholarly research and are at the forefront of legal reforms in the Region.
Litigation. With rights of audience before French courts, we are able to advise on all aspects of litigation including civil and commercial matters in every industry and area of the law. Our lawyers are well-versed in cross-border matters that involve multiple jurisdictions and are experts at navigating the complex rules of Private International Law.
Logistics and Transportation. We advise on negotiations and proceedings before local and international authorities and government departments. We have considerable experience advising clients on all aspects of transport law including : Corporate/M&A, Regulatory Compliance, Contractual relationships, Employment law, Maritime Law, Environmental law, Carrier liability and Dispute Resolution.
Sovereign Governments and International Institutions. Our firm boasts one of the most experienced teams in matters involving Sovereign Governments and International Institutions. Aside from our transactional and regulatory expertise, we have a wealth of experience in dispute resolution proceedings involving state entities. We handle investor-state disputes and are familiar with arbitration proceedings arising out of multilateral and bilateral investment treaties. Our lawyers specialize in issues of sovereign immunity and have successfully handled enforcement of national court decisions and arbitral awards against state-owned assets in several jurisdictions.