Samer has been practicing law since 1994. He is the founder of Sultans Law Syria and has expanded to Egypt in 2012. Managing partner with extensive experience in Corporate and commercial law, advising in particular on corporate structuring and restructuring, foreign investments, real estate, joint ventures, commercial contracts, and corporate tax. In addition, Samer focuses his practice on a wide range of mergers and acquisitions across a diverse range of industries.
Litigation and dispute resolution is another core area of practice, representing clients in commercial litigation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution.
In addition, Samer has been known for his experience advising and training governmental officials on administrative law as well as legislative drafting relating to a range of sectors.
Samer has been ranked as a leading individual by Chambers and partners for the last couple of years.
Recent advisory projects include:
Advised Coca-Cola Export Corporation on a multimillion USD acquisition of substantial equity in a Middle Eastern beverage corporation.
Advised Ssangyong Corporations on tax issues debt recovery related to a letter or credit.
Advised Kuwait Financial House on a multimillion USD acquisition of a large development project.
Advised Pfizer Inc and its global anti-corruption and anti-bribery procedure for implemented International Market.
Advised Tetra Pak on their End of Full Support.
Advised Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) about drafting a Guidebook regarding foreign trade/foreign direct investment laws, rules and regulations.
Advising Tiryaki Agro (Turkey’s leading agro-business company) on a multimillion USD enforcement of arbitration disputes.
Advised Cargill (one of the world’s largest food and agricultural products companies) on the first major project finance deal in Syria.
Advised Italferr (worldwide railway, infrastructure and technological system provider) on three multimillion contracts with the Syrian Government.
Advised Nokia Siemens on setting up a branch office in Syria.
Advised Picanol (the Belgian-based worldwide supplier of textile solutions) on major debt recovery, taxes and security for credit in Syria.
Advised Dentsply Limited regarding employment contract.
Advised Panasonic on the standard form of exclusive agency agreement with Sky Joud.
Advised NEXANS on limitation of liability of seller as to a contract with Syrian PUBLIC ESTABLISHMENT OF ELECTRICITY FOR GENERATION AND TRANSMISSION.
Advised Siemens Com Carve out regarding the establishment of a Branch office.
Advised and filled a trademark for V-KOOL INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD
Advised Al Furkan Company on structuring a multimillion USD acquisition of a four-star hotel in Aleppo.
Advised the Syrian Ministry of Economy and Trade, through the EU, on setting up a Companies House.
Advised the Syrian Ministry of and Trade, through the EU, on enhancing legislative drafting and taking the Syrian Company Law as a case study.
Advised Oversees Food Trading Ltd on structuring a multimillion USD acquisition of a food processing plant.
International Division of Law Society of England and Wales
Syrian Bar Association
International Bar Association, Vice-Chair of the Arab Regional Forum.
Diploma International Law, London GuildHall University, London, 2002
LL.M International Business Law, Hull University, Hull, 1998
LL.B Aleppo University, Aleppo, 1994
Training programs completed include:
International law training program held by EU, Damascus 2003
Teamwork, Syrian European Business Center (SEBC), Aleppo, 2003
Marketing Skills and Business Start-Up, SEBC, Aleppo, 2002
Teaching English for Business, EUROCENTRES, 2000
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