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Mohammad F. Mattar

Mohammad F. Mattar

About Mohammad F. Mattar

Mohammad F. Mattar is a founding partner of the Firm and was a partner at Mattar and Mattar Law Firm from 1983 till 2002. He also was a lecturer in the Concept of Law and the Legal Lexicon at Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon, and a researcher at the Third World Institute, London, United Kingdom.

 

Mohammad’s principal focus is Arbitration and International Criminal Law cases as well as advising on regional transactions in the Middle East and West Africa involving a wide range of sectors, including infrastructure projects, telecommunications and complex corporate matters. He was general counsel, legal advisor and expert in a major arbitration matter before the ICC for a business group exceeding US$ 4.2 billion. He also is general counsel and legal advisor in expansion-related matters including: negotiation with governments, drafting licenses and other telecommunication agreements, acquisition of companies, mergers as well as joint-ventures transaction, structuring in terms of entry of new investors for an International Telecommunication group of companies with businesses in the Middle East and Africa.

 

Mohammad is member of the legal team on the International Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). He is a member of the legal team advising the Lebanese Ministry of Justice in claiming compensation for the July 2006 war. He is also the Legal Counsel for the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) and the Legal Counsel for the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL).

 

Pro Bono

Mohammad performs advisory work for civil societies, philanthropy and public policy-oriented entities.

 

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Beirut Bar Association since 1980.
  • Ex-Chairman of the Lebanese Transparency Association, the Lebanese Branch of Transparency International (for two mandates).
  • Legal counsel and co-founder of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Lebanon.
  • Chairman of the American University of Beirut (AUB) Task Force commissioned by the Board of Trustees of the AUB that restructured the Alumni body worldwide.
  • Counselor and co-founder of Mena Future Foundation.
  • Co-founder of the Lebanese Economic Forum (L.E.F.), an association of businessmen, industrialists and intellectuals constituting a pressure group to enhance private enterprise and shape economic public policies.
  • Founder and member of the Board of Trustees (1985) of the Lebanese Studies Foundation (L.S.F.), an independent public policy, non-profit foundation researching all aspects of Lebanese modern history, society, economy and culture.

 

Education

  • Read for a D.Phil. at Oxford University, Saint Antony’s College, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • 1979, LL.B., Lebanese University, Faculty of Laws and Political Sciences, Lebanon.
  • 1977, M.A. in Islamic Law and Middle Eastern Studies, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, United Kingdom.
  • 1974, B.A. in Philosophy, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

 

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Working French

Publications

Mohammad published many articles on fighting corruption, accountability and responsibility in Penal Law, law practice and human rights, Lebanon’s electoral Law, law and freedom in the Arab world as well as Jurisprudence.

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