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Over the years Airut Law Offices has built a strong reputation in litigation matters, whether civil or commercial. The pragmatism and creativity that characterize Airut Law Offices has granted it a lot of respect and reliability in Arbitration and other dispute resolutions methods. Over the years, Airut Law Offices has actively participated in arbitration proceedings in Lebanon and abroad; in 2009, it has counseled a major Lebanese company in an arbitration issue before the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board in Seoul, Korea.
Airut Law Offices has become a reference in bankruptcy and enforcement procedures in Lebanon. Founding Partner Charles Airut is known to be one of the top lawyers in the field. He has earned the title of “Unbeatable”.
Since the inception of Airut Law Offices banking has been at the core of its activities. Banking law practice and expertise have granted it a strong reputation in the field and earned it a position of permanent counsel for some major banks and financial institutions in Lebanon. Airut Law Offices provides to its clients the entire legal service starting from day-to-day advice to consultations on major problems as well as mergers and acquisitions of banks. The firm has developed as well a wide banking expertise in Iraq over the past years. It has been acting as legal counsel of most Lebanese banks operating in Iraq. 
Airut Law Offices was one of the first law firms to counsel major Lebanese companies for their listing on the Beirut Stock Exchange. The firm has advised on many occasions, issuers and managers in connection with the issuance of GDRs, preferred shares and other financial products. Airut Law Offices advises as well Lebanese and international Private Equity funds in their prospective investments in Lebanon and abroad. Moreover, the firm has been counseling several Investment Banks and Funds in their prospective investments in Iraq.
There may be plenty of ways to do business, however there is only one optimal solution. We, at Airut Law Offices, think out of the box. Therefore, we assist our clients from the initial establishment of their company through all aspects of its evolution and operation. We build for them corporate and tax structures that fit best and advise on every step of the way so they could enjoy developing their business and take advantage of all exemptions and particularities of the Lebanese system. We have been for nearly 15 years counseling some of the biggest groups in the MENA region for matters relating to expansion, IPOs, due diligence, mergers & acquisitions, legal and financial restructuring, tax and labor issues. Fast and reliable, our team has built a strong and valuable reputation over years in all matters relating to Commercial Law and more specifically competition, franchising, distribution, and management agreements. What makes Airut Law Offices so unique is the wide variety of its practice fields as regards Corporate Law, mainly:

  • Banking and finance
  • Hospitality
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • E-commerce platforms
  • Franchising
  • Distribution
Airut Law Offices has been working extensively on Construction and Real Estate projects in Lebanon, Iraq as well as other Middle Eastern countries and has been counseling and providing all legal frameworks they need in their establishment, development and operation. Airut Law Offices has been counseling clients on a broad range of construction related legal matters, among others, contracting, subcontracting, project management, architecture and engineering works, for multipurpose projects developments, hotels and resorts, residential complexes. Many members of the Team have developed an expertise in FIDIC agreements.
One of the most popular projects is the development and construction of a Mall in Beirut, Lebanon as well as the development and construction of several 5-star hotel in Erbil, Iraq. In addition, the firm has advised in the development of a USD 4-billion, 25,000 units real estate construction project near the City of Mosul as well as two other 1 million square meters real estate projects in Erbil, Iraq.
We have developed a wide expertise in Insurance laws and regulations in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region Governorate since it is at the final stages of incorporating a local joint stock insurance company that is affiliated to an Abu Dhabi-based Insurance Company and has been advising several Lebanese Insurance Companies and insurance brokerage companies in establishing a legal entity in Erbil or Baghdad.
Airut Law Offices has earned throughout the years substantial experience in a wide range of intellectual property areas, including trademarks, trade names, patents and unlawful competition. It has counseled major companies and successfully litigated numerous cases in the intellectual property field. Airut Law Offices counseling in that area goes from initiating and following up proceedings against counterfeiters of intellectual property rights to annulling illegally protected rights.
In light of its expansion in Iraq and in light of the latest development in the oil industry in Lebanon, Airut Law Offices has been focusing on developing its oil and gas expertise.
Over the past years, the firm has advised an international Oil and Gas Services Company in its acquisition of a Middle Eastern Oil and Gas Services Company with business in Iraq and assisted an Oil and Gas Company in its negotiations with Public authorities for the award of exploration blocks. Furthermore, it has been advising a regional Oil and Gas Services Company on its Iraqi operations.
In Lebanon, since 2010, Airut Law Offices has been following closely the legislation and regulations relating to Offshore Oil and Gas in Lebanon. Moreover, Airut Law Offices has assisted one of the bidders in the pre-bidding phase early in 2013.
Airut Law Offices has developed its Iraqi expertise in Telecommunications over the past years especially in Iraq. The firm advised a foreign investor in the development of fiber optic in Northern Iraq. Moreover, the firm has been counseling the company licensed to develop 4G internet services in Northern Iraq. 
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