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Lawyer: Walid Nasser

Status: Member since 2008


Walid Nasser studied law at Saint Joseph University in Beirut and graduated with Honors in 1975. He then obtained a Masters Degree in Law (DEA) from Jean Moulin University in Lyon, France, and a Masters Degree in Law (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Between 1977 and 1981 he practiced law in Beirut in the law offices of Me. Edouard Karam. In 982, he left Lebanon for Kuwait, where he worked in the legal department of the Al-Ghanim Industries. Between 1984 and 1985, he was associated with the New York Law firm of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison. Between 1985 and 1993, he headed the Middle East Anti-Piracy Operations of the Motion Picture Association of America (“MPAA”). Thereafter, he served as the MPAA’s Deputy General Counsel in the Head Office in Los Angeles, California. In 1997, he became the Acting General Counsel for the MPAA. At the end of 1997 he resigned from the MPAA and decided to return to his native country Lebanon, where he resumed work in the law firm he had established in 1981.

Mr. Nasser is one of the drafters of the newly enacted copyright and patent laws of Lebanon. In addition, he drafted the Access and Benefit Sharing law, and the biosafety decree for Lebanon. Furthermore, he contributed to the drafting of the biodiversity section of the special book on the environmental laws and regulations in Lebanon, and authored a certain number of articles that were published in international legal publications. Some of these articles include: Transforming Lebanon Into A Tax Haven; Reconstruction of Lebanon; Trademark Laws In The Middle East. 


Mr. Nasser is the Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Lebanon, and a member of the Board of the Advisory Board  of  Initiative for Biodiversity Studies in Arid Regions (IBSAR).


Mr. Nasser is licensed to practice law in Lebanon since 1975, and is a member of the American Bar Association. He is also a partner with the law firm of Hikmat Fayad in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He speaks five languages (English, French, Arabic, Italian and some Turkish).

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