Omar El Assir

  • Partner at Alem & Associates (18 Attorneys)
  • 126 Foch Street, Beirut, Lebanon 2012-6609
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Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Lebanon Branch). Author: "Arbitration Between the State and Private Entities in Lebanon (The New Law 440 on Arbitration)," published in the Revista latinoamericana de mediacion y arbitraje; "The New Law 440 on State Contracts in Lebanon," Link electronic newsletter. Co-Author: "International Telecommunication Law," Chapter on Lebanon, BNA International, London; "Arbitration Law in Lebanon," SMIT's Guides to International Arbitration, Juris Publishing Inc., USA. Main contributor to the drafting of the "Business Laws of Saudi Arabia," Thomson Reuters, 2010. Main contributor to the drafting of the "Corporate Governance Guidelines for Listed Companies," The Lebanese Transparency Association, 2009. Main contributor to the drafting of the "Yemen Corporate Governance Guidelines for Private Companies," Center for International private Enterprise, 2009. Main contributor to the drafting of the "General Guidelines for the Corporate Governance of Banks in the Arab Region," Union of Arab Banks, 2008. Main contributor to the drafting of a comprehensive report titled "A Review of the Legal and Regulatory Framework pertaining to the Corporate Governance of Banks in Lebanon," International Finance Corporation, 2006. Drafted the "Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Country Report on Creditor Rights and Insolvency Systems," World Bank, 2009.

(Also Senior Partner, Attayyar Law Firm in Association with Alem & Associates, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Banking and Finance
  • Islamic Finance
  • Private Equity

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+961 1 999717  Phone
+961 1 999607  Fax
Mailing Address:
126, 126 Foch Street, Beirut, Lebanon 2012- 6609
Law School Attended:
Saint Joseph University, LL.B., 1999; University of Paris I, Panthéon, Sorbonne, DEA in International Trade Law & Private International Law, 2000
Year of First admission:
2001, Beirut Bar
Beirut Bar Association.
Arabic and English and French

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