Name: Nada Abdelsater‐Abusamra
Firm Name: ASAS Law
Jurisdiction: Lebanon
Practice Area: M&A Law

Telephone: +961 1 384 556 / 557 / 558
Fax: +961 1 396 303

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Nada Abdelsater‐Abusamra as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in Lebanon. If you wish to get in touch with Nada, please use the contact information provided above.

Nada Abdelsater‐Abusamra is an international lawyer admitted to the Courts of New York and Beirut and in the Hague (Netherlands) where she acts as the legal representative of victims at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon looking into the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri.

She is the founding partner of ASAS Law, a Lebanese law firm with activities across the Middle East and extending to Europe, USA and commonwealth countries. She has a strong practice in international cross border transactions, litigation, and arbitration including notably white‐collar crimes, as well as complex commercial litigation, confiscation, freezing orders and cross border enforcement of judgements and arbitral awards.

Her clients includes high profile individuals and multinationals. She leads multi‐ faceted investigation processes and asset recovery proceedings across several jurisdictions according to rigorous and high professional standards.

She advises clients on tracing and seizing or freezing funds and assets located in Lebanon or deposited in Lebanese Bank Accounts. She acts for clients in liberating funds that were unduly frozen by international or national regulatory authorities. She is distinctly respected by high ranked regulators (notably in the banking sector) who solicit her insight on legal matters.

As part of her practice, she handles complex transactions including financial engineering, M&A, oil and gas, PPP, corporate and financial transactions and corporate governance restructuring.

She was named more than once as “Leading Lawyer” by reputed international guides. She earned international recognition for her work in corporate governance and ethics. She is the recipient of the Corporate Governance Rising Star Award, 2009, Yale University (School of Management, the Millstein Center) and has received other medals and decorations.

Areas of Expertise

  • M&A
  • International cross border transactions
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • White‐collar crimes
  • Commercial litigation


  • Masters in Law from Harvard Law School (LL.M 1999)
  • Lebanese and French Master Law degree from University Saint Joseph in Beirut (1998), a Bachelor of Science from the American University of Beirut (1994)
  • Completed the M.A coursework in International Affairs at the Lebanese American University (1994).
  • Nada has also taught law and corporate governance at the American University of Beirut, Business School.

Firm Description:

ASAS LAW is a specialist law firm headquartered in Beirut with activities across the Middle East and extending to Europe, USA, Africa and commonwealth countries, gathering a team of highly experienced lawyers admitted to practice in New York, The Hague and Beirut. ASAS LAW is top ranked by Chambers Global as a “distinctive firm best known for its practice in banking and finance, particularly with regard to cross-border transactions.

The firm’s specialisms include project finance, Islamic finance, securitisation and public-private partnerships”​. ASAS LAW is also top ranked in Litigation and Arbitration and in Corporate and Finance by the major international legal ranking guides including Chambers, the International Financial Law Review (IFLR), Who’s Who Legal (WWL) and Global Investigations Review (GIR) who rank ASAS LAW lawyers as Thought Leader in Asset Recovery, Business Crime Defense and Investigation and recognised for “great Negotiations skills and cross border laws expertise”. ASAS LAW is the exclusive representative of ICC-FraudNet in Lebanon and takes pride in having the highest professional and ethical values.