Alexander G. Sakr


Alexander is a Senior Partner of ElKhoury Law Firm, and he has been involved in the legal field since 1986. He has been a member of the Beirut Bar Association since 1990.

Graduated with distinction from Saint Joseph University Law School, he received his DES in Private Law with Distinction.

Being specialized in Civil, Banking, Commercial Law, as well as Construction, Urbanism Real Estate Law and Legal terminology he is a teacher and a Lecturer in these subjects at Saint Joseph University in Beirut and the Lebanese University since 1988.

Me. Sakr has published numerous academic and professional publications.

Relevant Experience
  • Acting as general legal counsel for large banks and their affiliates operating in Lebanon and advising on all related legal matters, and as Secretary of the board of directors, supervising all legal relationships with the banks regulatory authorities (Central Bank, Banks Control committee), and advising as well on all matters regarding the employees and the internal procedure within the bank including the preparation of standard forms of agreements to be adopted (general terms and conditions loan agreements, deposits agreement), negotiations of loan agreements syndicated loans, financing projects with clients, conducting due diligence and approving the legal documentations for loans and securities.

  • He also worked on mergers and acquisition, including due diligence, drafting the Sale and Purchase Agreement, advised on the loan agreement with banks to finance the deal, including negotiating the loan and securities terms and conditions.

  • He advises on property development in Lebanon including negotiating and drafting of purchase agreements, obtaining government authorizations and decrees to foreign investors to acquire Real Estate properties in Lebanon, negotiating with Architects and Contractors and drafting contracts according to FIDIC terms and conditions drafting the agreement with the project developers, drafting agreements with buyers.

  • Me. Sakr advises pharmaceutical businesses in Lebanon, drafting contracts with their suppliers and negotiating new distributorship rights.

  • He advises on the split of a group of companies among shareholders: negotiating, drafting, and implementing the shareholder’s agreement.

  • Litigating, handling and attending hearings in many court cases before Lebanese Courts in very broad subject matters.

  • Me. Sakr also handled arbitration disputes according to the ICDR (AAA) rules in the U.S. Appointed as an arbitrator in Lebanon.

Other Qualifications

Lecturer at Saint Joseph University Law School-Beirut.

Lecturer at Saint Joseph University Translation School-Beirut.

Lecturer at the Lebanese University: (Institut des Sciences Appliquées / CNAM Paris).

Member of the Committee of the External Affairs in the Beirut Bar Association.

Member of the Committee of the Professional Ethics in the Beirut Bar Association.

Member of the Committee of admitting the trainees to the Beirut Bar Association.

Member of the Committee of the Beirut Bar Association Law Journal Al Adl.

Lecturer at Saint Joseph University Law School-Dubai.