Najib Hage-Chahine

Managing Partner

at Hage-Chahine Law Firm

Lebanon

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As the Managing Partner of Hage-Chahine Law Firm, Najib Hage-Chahine oversees all aspects of its operations and its educational initiatives for younger attorneys.He has supervised the recent restructuring of the firm that aimed to introduce the use of cutting edge legal technology and to implement a new system for the delivery of legal services.He holds the prestigious title of Agrégé of the French Faculties of Law which is the highest academic recognition that is bestowed upon French Law Practitioners and is a Professor of Private Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut and a Visiting Professor at Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas in Paris.He is routinely solicited to handle complex cross border disputes and international business transactions. He often acts for foreign companies who aim to do business in the Middle East and handles incorporation, acquisitions, commercial contracts, closing down of subsidiaries and establishing joint ventures. He also provides in-depth legal consultations on comparative law and regional compliance.As an experienced litigator and a listed arbitrator, he specializes in domestic and international disputes arising out of a contract. His expertise encompasses cross-border enforcement of court decisions and arbitral awards as well as investor-state dispute settlements. He is well-versed in issues of sovereign immunity and emanation of state and has demonstrated the ability to deliver indisputable results in matters involving foreign governments and international institutions.Najib Hage-Chahine has earned a PHD in Private Law from Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, a LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a Master 2 in Private Law from Saint-Joseph University, a Master 2 in Criminal Law from Lyon 3-Jean Moulin University, a Master 1 in Business Law from Lyon 3-Jean Moulin University and a LLB in Lebanese Law from Saint-Joseph University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (FCIArb) and a member of several prominent international arbitration organisations.  He has numerous publications in the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Civil Law, Contract law, Commercial Law, Private International Law, Mediation, and Tort Law. He has published one of the most comprehensive legal studies on international commercial agencies in the Arab Countries and has written an award-winning PHD thesis in Private Law.He is fluent in Arabic, French and English.

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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. In 2019, the firm underwent restructuring with the aim of becoming one of the leading law firms in the region.We have 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 while still taking into account the specificities of the Middle East.This new structure has allowed us to expand our practices and to service local and international clients by relying on a team of highly-skilled experts that have over 40 years of experience in corporate, real estate and transactional matters as well as mediation, arbitration and litigation.With a unique approach and a superior team of lawyers, we offer strategic and effective representation for individual and corporate clients who operate in the Middle East and to international companies who do business in the region.

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