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The Beirut Bar Association is the association encompassing the lawyers mandatorily registered in its bar roll, to whom the law restricted the right to represent and plead before courts and achieve the mission of justice by revealing legal opinion and depending the rights, pursuant to the provisions of the Law on the Organization of the Profession of Law No. 70/8 with it amendments and to the bylaws of the Bar and the Regulation of the Profession’s Ethics.The Beirut Bar was established pursuant to the decision of the General Administrative Governor No. 192 issued on February 6th, 1919. The decision provided for organizing the profession of law among its current members and those applying to enter this independent corps. It also ordered the formation of an administrative committee for the Bar Association at the Court of Appeals, whereby it would be comprised of a chair and four members.


For 28 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 100 jurisdictions, the results of which can be viewed free of charge using the "Rankings" tab at the top of the page. The rankings are based on a series of criteria, but simply put, The Legal 500 highlights the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.

The Legal 500 research is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market. The Legal 500 produces a wide ranging series of resources for in-house lawyers including roundtables, client insight reports, and  recognises and rewards the best in-house lawyers through GC Powerlist series and The Legal 500 Awards.


The International Bar Association, established in 1947, is the world's leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world.

It has a membership of more than 80,000 individual lawyers and more than 190 bar associations and law societies spanning over 160 countries. It has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community.

Aims and Objectives
• To promote an exchange of information between legal associations worldwide
• To support the independence of the judiciary and the right of lawyers to practice their profession without interference
• Support of human rights for lawyers worldwide through its Human Rights Institute
• The IBA works towards these objectives through three main areas of activity:
• Services for individual lawyer members through its divisions, committees and constituents
• Support for activities of bar associations and in particular, developing bars
• Support of human rights for lawyers worldwide


The Lebanese Franchise Association (LFA), a non-profit organization, develops and promotes excellence in the franchising sector in Lebanon. It is the official mouthpiece of the Lebanese franchising sector.

The LFA believes in promoting Lebanese and foreign expertise around the world through franchising. We work hard to raise public awareness on the importance of the role the franchise sector plays in promoting the exports of Lebanese goods, services, franchise concepts, and in putting forth Lebanese entrepreneurship and creativity around the world.

The LFA aims to build and maintain a favorable economic and regulatory climate for franchising. The LFA is the only association serving as the voice of franchising in Lebanon and is a major participant in the international franchise arena. Our mission is to enhance and safeguard the business environment for franchising. We act as a filter and lobby for franchisee and franchisor with the Lebanese government.


Interlaw is a network of independent full service corporate law firms with a distinguished reputation for adherence to the highest international standards of ethics, client service and professionalism. Every prospective law firm is thoroughly vetted before an invitation is extended to join the network, and each member’s participation and performance is monitored to assure continued quality control.

Interlaw’s culture is one of inclusion and familiarity and is known as the “high touch” relationship-building network. Through a variety of initiatives, shared matters, referrals, conferences, Interlaw conferences, casual face-to-face firm visits, collaborative business development projects, social media, and meet-ups at professional conferences, Interlawyers build confidence in the capacity and capabilities of member firms.

Interlawyers foster friendships over many years and through many simple and sophisticated channels. Interlawyers know and like each other and become familiar with the capabilities of fellow member firms. Interlawyers trust that their clients will be looked after with the highest level of competency and attention.

Interlawyers extend the courtesies of “Best Client” performance to fellow Interlawyers and their clients, including immediate response, quality legal counsel, transparency in billing, sharing of best practices, and open communication. These are long-term relationships.

Interlaw thoroughly vets prospective member firms, and generally considers only law firms located in a jurisdiction in which Interlaw does not currently host the primary office of a current member firm. Interlaw is not an exclusive network, and the firms are not financially integrated. However, Interlawyers tend to refer business to one another because they know of the quality, concern and responsiveness of fellow members.

Interlaw and its member firms have been awarded high accolades from legal and business publications and organizations, as has Interlaw itself. Interlaw is ranked by Chambers & Partners in its highest category, “Elite” amongst all global law firm networks.