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Khalil A. Sfeir

A veteran attorney and educator since 1955, Khalil Sfeir co-founded SADER & Associates, in 2004. Sfeir specializes in international law, intellectual property, family law, conflict of laws and comparative law, to name a few.
He earned his L.L.B. from Cairo University, and his L.L.M. from SMU, in Dallas, Texas, in 1956 followed by a PhD from Cairo University, in 1960. He was admitted to the Cairo Bar Association, in 1955 and then moved to Lebanon, where he became a member of the Tripoli Bar Association, in 1961.

Before joining SA, Sfeir had practiced law in several Middle East countries as well as in France, Switzerland, Italy and the United States, where trained in American Legal system at the Law firm of Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Irvine in New York.

Sfeir began teaching law in 1961, at Lebanon’s Sagesse Law School, where he has been appointed Dean from 1989 to 1999. His curriculum included international law, conflict of laws, family law, Anglo-Saxon law, comparative law, inheritance law, wills and intellectual property.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Intellectual Property
International Law
Wills and estates
Conflict of Laws
Comparative Law

Bar Admissions
Cairo Bar Association
Tripoli Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association (Honorary)

Honors and Achievements
Honorary member of the Dallas Bar Association
Doctor Honoris Causa, by the French University of Nancy (2007)

Author of several law books and publications (in Arabic, French and English)

Special Projects
Served as project director of the “Lebanese Laws in English", an electronic database of Lebanese laws translated into English, aimed at the legal community.  The project is a collaborative effort between the Lebanese Ministry of Economy and Trade, the Lebanese Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture and SADER Publishers.

Member of the Lebanese Association for Intellectual Property

SADER & Associates

3rd floor, SADER building,
Dekwaneh, Beirut, Lebanon

Tel/Fax: +961 1 499 888
Mob: +961 3 055 056