Nasr Lawyers has 81-year history in the legal practice
The story began in 1937 when the late Jean Nasr, born 1912, founded during the French mandate a law office in the heart of Beirut city (Allenby Street), after accomplishing three years of legal training at the law practice of President Emile Eddé (President of Lebanon from 1936 to 1941).
The firm, initially known as “Cabinet d’Avocats Jean Nasr” developed a practice in Dispute Resolution. The founder quickly took his place among Beirut’s legal elite and has become a community leader under the authority of a French High Commissioner, managing a successful law practice and witnessing the creation of the Republic of Lebanon. His reputation as a distinguished trial lawyer vaulted him into the position of member of the Council of the Beirut Bar Association, following his election for a three years term successively in 1945 and 1970. He was awarded the Gold Medal by the Bar Council in 1992.
The firm evolved progressively and significantly increasing the lawyer’s headcount. Pierre Nasr, who followed in the practice, became the second-generation of lawyers in the family and the firm’s first Managing Partner. He set out to grow the firm, and quickly changed it from a family-owned entity to a recognized law firm in the Middle East providing the highest quality service to clients.
The firm has grown over the years into a full-service law practice with highly regarded practices in Litigation, International Arbitration, Corporate, Business Transactions, Trade, Private Equity, Real Estate, Construction, Banking, Employment, Family laws, Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy, Tax, Contracts, Compliance and other areas of law.
Many “future” distinguished members of the bench trained as lawyers in the Nasr Lawyers practice before embarking on their legal careers.
Jean-Pierre Nasr, the grandson of the founder and a third-generation lawyer in the Nasr family leads the firm since 2010, with a large book of business and client portfolio ranging from large companies to government agencies. His combined leading practice in Dispute Resolution and Corporate has marked the firm’s regional growth.
To this day, the firm continues to be a thriving and dynamic player in the legal community. It is consistently engaged in a variety of high profile transactions and complex litigation matters helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest services with local expertise.
With correspondent offices across the globe, the firm provides expert representation in diverse areas of the law. Our lawyers continue to practice law in the best tradition of the firm’s founders and leaders, and are dedicated to the highest standards of the legal profession.
We keep reinventing ourselves and we look forward to continuous growth.