Litigation and Arbitration Practice

We have been present in the legal litigation practice throughout our more than 50 years of practice. The name Sarkis, headed by our founder Mr. Suhail Sarkis, is well known in the judiciary community of being well experienced in litigation in all commercial and civil matters, including arbitration. In fact, Mr. S. Sarkis acts as consultant and arbitrator in many international transactions before local and international legal institutions.

The Litigation Department comprises of 11 experienced lawyers, headed by a Senior Associate who has 20 years of experience and covers commercial, banking, employment litigation; energy; insurance/reinsurance; intellectual property; international trade; and tax controversy and litigation. Our litigation team is well known for its efficiency in obtaining successful results in the courts.

In addition, the firm has an unparalleled reputation for its work and excellent knowledge of public and administrative law across the board. We pride ourselves with never having lost a case before the Council of State.

Our expertise in the field of Arbitration includes acting as arbitrators, chairman of arbitral tribunal, as well as representing clients in arbitral proceedings in internal arbitration and international arbitration.

  • We handle all banking litigations for our clients in the financial sector including local and international banks and financial institutions as well as insurance companies;
  • We handle all employment litigation of our clients ranging from banks and financial institutions to local corporations and subsidiaries of regional and international corporations.
  • The firm has an unparalleled reputation for its work and excellent knowledge of public and administrative law across the board. We pride ourselves with never having lost a case before the Council of State.
  • Mr. F Sarkis has acted as an expert to the court in London, UK in relation to guarantees issued by the Commercial Bank of Syria and counter indemnified by a well-established UK based bank.