Mallat Law Offices

Mallat Law Firm was founded half a century ago by Wajdi Mallat, a former minister and president of the Beirut bar. The firm has an established history in several areas of litigation. Upon its founder's election in 1993 to the presidency of the newly formed Lebanese Constitutional Council, his son Chibli, then full-time academic in the law department of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and Director of its Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, took over as principal. Professor Chibli Mallat is EU Jean Monnet Chair of European Law and Director of the Centre for the Study of the European Union at the University of Saint Joseph, Beirut, and SJ Quinney Presidential Professor of Law and Professor of Law and Politics of the Middle East at the University of Utah.

While litigation, negotiation and corporate work remain a strength of the firm, a new emphasis has developed in the realm of international law consultancy and litigation. The firm is a leader in international criminal law, in the laws of the Middle East, and in European law.

Lawyers at the Firm

Wajdi Mallat (1919-2010), Founder


Chibli Mallat, Principal Counsel



Presidential Campaign 2005-2006


Daily Star Law Page   

Husam el-Helou
Thérèse Aoun
Samir Doumit
Rita Boutros 
Sandra Noujeim 

Islamic and Middle Eastern Law

Materials on the Lebanese Legal System 

          A primer on the Lebanese legal system

          Bibliographical survey of Lebanese law

          Law and commerce

          Lebanese law, general