our story so far

It all started in 1986…

Hachem & Rizk Law was founded by Managing Partners Antoine Hachem and Fadia Rizk. Married to one another, the founding partners’ natural strong bond of cooperation and respect, reflected automatically in the practice’s culture. Mixed with utmost diligence, continuing education, extensive experience and professionalism. The office’s activities which first started local by nature, crossed international borders within a couple of years, and gained extensive international legal experience and exposure in the MENA and the EU.

The  office practices law in four different languages and under different legal systems, and is always seeking to evolve its offering and expand its horizons. The core attorneys are members at renowned international associations: 

Hachem Rizk Law are members of Anwalt DE, the international community of German speaking attorneys since 2015, and were formerly members of the international body of JURITAX (The German Commonwealth for International Lawyers) from 2004-2013.

Antoine Hachem

Managing Partner

Languages: Arabic, French, English, German

Education: Law degree, La Sagesse University, 1980

Bar Admission: Bar Association of lawyers in Beirut since 1980

Experience: Formerly senior legal advisor for a multinational group of companies in the UAE, Antoine has over 44 years of experience in the Areas of Practice, and is the Founder and Managing Partner of Law Office Hachem & Rizk.

Antoine attended several certified seminars and workshops in International Commercial Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Fadia Rizk

Managing Partner

Languages: Arabic, French, English, German

Education: Law degree, Saint Joseph University, 1981

Bar Admission: Bar Association of lawyers in Beirut since 1981

Experience: Fadia has over 43 years of experience in the Areas of Practice and is a Founder and Managing Partner at Law Office Hachem & Rizk. 

She has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2007, a member of the Anwalt.de (the international community of German speaking lawyers), and the General Secretary of the Lebanese Charity Association “Les Dames de Secours“.

She attended certified seminars and workshops in International Commercial Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, as well as seminars in Gas & Oil laws & regulations.

Nada Hachem

External Senior Associate

Languages: Arabic, French, English, German

Education:

  • Certificate in Introduction to Leadership Concepts, Legal Research & Writing, Academy for Educational Development, USA, WDC, 2009.
  • Law degree, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, 2011.
  • Certificate of English Language Proficiency skills, Georgetown University DC, 2011.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Gas & Oil Law, IDRAC, Beirut, 2014.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in International Intellectual Property Law, University of London, UK, 2015.
  • MBA, International Business Law Concentration, La Sagesse University, Lebanon, 2015. Thesis Title “Mobile Phone Applications and Intellectual property Rights: An Assessment of the Adequacy of their Legal Protection from the Developer’s View based on the Systems of the EU & the US”.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Telecommunications Law, University of London, UK, 2016.
  • LLM in Corporate & Commercial Law, University of London, UK, 2017.

Bar Admission: Bar Association of lawyers in Beirut since 2013

Experience: Nada Hachem has over 13 years of experience in the Areas of Practice. She completed an internship at Wildgen Partners in Law, Luxembourg, in 2012, then practiced law at Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm, Beirut from 2014 until beginning year 2020 when she moved to Lex&Co Legal counsels and remained at that firm until year 2022.

Nada is currently an external legal counsel at Hachem & Rizk since 2011 and an of-counsel at Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss PLLC since 2022.