Wherever appropriate and efficient, El-Aref International Law Office’s attorneys in the trial practice work as a team. We have an impressive track record for winning extremely large and difficult cases, and a proven history of courtroom success.

Examples of our most high-stakes litigation include:

El-Aref International Law Office successfully defended a corporation and its affiliates in a successful defense of a fraudulent conveyance and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit brought by unpaid creditors, in which the plaintiff had sought to recover more than 6 million USD

El-Aref International Law Office was the first law office to initiate  litigation concerning license-franchise comparison
Advised multinational food consumption corporation in its defense of intellectual property infringement claims

El-Aref International Law Office represented a multinational corporation established in Lebanon seeking to recover losses incurred in July, 2006

The Firm represented a Licensor client against its licensee, resulting in the license agreement being declared void

The Firm was involved in a litigation concerning corporate issues against dissident shareholder members

El-Aref International Law Office was recently involved in defending shareholder actions brought against major companies and/or their directors.

El-Aref  International Law Office litigation team represented Kuwaiti Franchisee against Master Franchisee and Franchisor in Germany. This litigation in Germany was undertaken by Clifford Chance, LLP, it involved complex litigation one of which resulted in Bankruptcy of the Master Franchisee in Germany.

El-Aref International Law Office successfully traced assets of the Master Franchisee in the United Kingdom in order to file injunction in the United Kingdom.El-Aref International Law Office recently represented General Nutrition Center, Inc. American Franchisor in its claims against its Franchisees in Lebanon based on the grounds of unfair competition.  El‐Aref International Law Office achieved a significant victory for the American Franchisors in First Instance Courts in Litigation brought in Lebanese Courts.  In addition, El-Aref International Law Office successfully represented General Nutrition Center, Inc. (GNC), in settlement negotiations for its claims related to trademark disputes and cybersquatting pursuant to the Lantham Act and Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) which prohibits any person from registering a domain name that contains an established trademark, the defendants unauthorized use of a registered trademark constitutes an infringement of the trademark holder’s rights under the Lanham Act.  El-Aref team worked diligently to protect GNC intellectual property, and we are pleased with the outcome in this hard-fought trial.