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Farran Law Firm | Lebanon | 24 Sep 2019

Only Lebanese courts can settle disputes between foreign companies and Lebanese exclusive representatives

The Beirut Supreme Court has ruled that arbitration clauses in exclusive distribution agreements signed with Lebanese representatives are invalid. Thus, only Lebanese courts have jurisdiction to settle disputes between the parties to such agreements. By adopting this approach, the Beirut Supreme Court has enforced the traditional position which grants Lebanese exclusive distributors a high......
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Farran Law Firm | Lebanon | 28 May 2019

Appeal court rules on shareholders' right to file claims against companies, chairs and directors

In a notable decision, the Beirut Appeal Court highlighted the requirements that shareholders must meet in order to submit claims against their company or its chair or directors. In its decision, the court held that while shareholders' personal rights are protected by their ability to challenge their company's management through an individual or company action, their claims should be......
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Farran Law Firm | Lebanon | 12 Feb 2019

Beirut Supreme Court confirms that trademark ownership is acquired through use, not registration

In a drawn-out dispute between the Kataeb Political Party and The Modern Media Company (MMC), the Beirut Supreme Court has confirmed that ownership of a trademark or trade name is acquired through use and not through registration with the relevant authorities. However, the MMC believes that the court made a serious error in its decision and has thus appealed to the country's highest court.
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