Founded in 1965, Cabinet Abillama is a prime Business Law Firm in Lebanon, distinguished for being one of the few specialized Lebanese firms in Arbitration & ADR, Corporate Law, as well as Banking and Financial Laws. With a large portfolio of clients including entrepreneurs and corporations, conducting their businesses in the country and the region, and with several leading commercial and specialized banks and financial institutions as well as administrations and public entities seeking its legal counsel and expertise, Cabinet Abillama has indubitably earned its distinction as a law firm of experience.
The founder, Samir Abillama, Lawyer since 1965 and former President of the Beirut Bar Association (1991-1993), has been, along through his professional career, deeply involved in the modernization of Lebanese Law in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, and the promotion of Arbitration in the country and the region through his dedicated work with the different organizations involved in this mission, such as the High Court of Arbitration of the Beirut Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Lebanese Arbitration Association that he has been presiding since 1995.
On his side, Chafic Abillama, Lawyer since 1999 and specialized in Banking and Finance from France's Paris I - Sorbonne University with an intensive work experience in the domain, along with a Team of well experienced lawyers who have graduated from some of the leading universities in Lebanon and France, make sure the Firm keeps pace and faces the challenging environment that is Lebanon and the region, where the needs for development and specialization were never more crucial.
Cabinet Abillama is internationally involved on different scales and provides a large range of legal services whether to its local clients who wish to invest in the Middle East or overseas, or to its international clients interested in doing business in Lebanon or the region. On one hand, the firm is well engaged in international arbitrations, either by providing counsel for foreign or domestic parties, or by accepting missions as arbitrators. On the other hand, the firm has established an important network with many law firms in the Arab world, France, and the United States enabling a full time follow-up of each and every case.