Paul Awwad is a co-founder and managing partner of SAAS Lawyers|Avocats.
Paul’s practice encompasses commercial work and specializes in corporate and business law, M&A, Media law, Technology and Telecommunication, International Franchising and Intellectual Property and Offshore law.
Paul has experience with Lebanese and international clients in various industries, such as leisure, entertainment and hospitality, real estate, telecommunications, film and music production and distribution.
Throughout his career he represented and worked closely with local and international entities and businesses involved in trade, import and export, wholesale and direct sale, services and activities such as companies, business structures, entities working and dealing in Lebanon, the Arab and European countries, transacting with communication networks products and services; Film & Music production and distribution; Advertising and media; Start-ups and websites/mobile applications developing and management.
He also has a long-standing practice in serving private clients (personal holding companies, inheritance and estate, international tax planning etc..).
Paul advises clients on matrimonial issues and structures all forms of marital agreements, prenuptial planning or matrimonial disputes. He represents clients in matrimonial matters before civil and religious courts and provides advice on the tax aspects of property settlements.
He also has extensive experience in representing clients in litigation before various administrative/regulatory authorities and before Lebanese courts.
Paul started practicing in 1986 as an associate then a senior associate of a prominent firm in Beirut where he provided legal assistance in media law, terrestrial and satellite broadcasting and television production for a leading television station in the Arab world and represented local and international clients in civil, labour, criminal, property and commercial cases before the Lebanese courts. before establishing his own law firm in 2000 and then, participating in the founding of SAAS.