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Kanaan Al-Ahmar

Munich, Germany Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : General Business Law
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General Business Law - Syria

Expertise Based Abroad in Syria

Kanaan Al-Ahmar is a Munich-based lawyer who was previously based in Damascus and still splits his time between both locations. He regularly receives mandates from banks and insurance companies, and has wide-ranging experience in all aspects of Syrian business law. His other particular area of expertise is intellectual property. He has noteworthy experience advising international clients on trade mark issues.
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Dr. Kanaan AlAhmar is a commercial and corporate lawyer whose main focus is on contract law, intellectual property law, competition law, as well as litigation and arbitration in Syria. He advises on the corporate structuring of entities in Syria and technology transfer issues.

Kanaan is an expert in trademark law and has advised numerous foreign multinationals in relation to government contracts in Syria. Work highlights include more than 200 trademark cases, including infringement/counterfeit court cases, trademark licensing in Syria and other Arab countries including Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, and Bahrain. Numerous court and arbitration proceedings relating to supply and infrastructure contracts with the Syrian Government. Acting as local Syrian counsel for due diligence issues.


Since 1988, Attorney at Law, Damascus, Syria. Co-founder and managing partner of Al-Ahmar & Partners in Association with AMERELLER, established in 2003. Partner at AMERELLER since 2011. Since 1999, international expert in IP by the WIPO . From 1996 to 2003 research fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich, Germany.

Professional Memberships

The Syrian Bar Association, The International Bar Association (IBA), Licensing Executive Society (LES Germany), Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR), Association for Arabic and Islamic Law (Germany).

Kanaan Al-Ahmar


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