Dr. Kanaan Alahmar


T. +963.11.231.6256

M. +49.173.8035.893 (DE)

M. +963.933.679.406 (SY)


Kanaan Alahmar has been based in Syria since 1992 and is a co-founder of Al-Ahmar & Partners, in Association with AMERELLER in Damascus in 2003. He represents a broad client base of multinational companies on various aspects of business law in Syria.

His practice includes commercial transactions, joint ventures, Intellectual Property Law, litigation, arbitration, mergers & acquisitions and regulatory compliance.

In addition, Mr. Alahmar has special experience in trademark law and in assisting foreign multinationals in relation to government contracts in Syria.

Damascus, 1988.
Accredited in Germany as a legal consultant for Arabic and Syrian law, 2004.

Bachelor in Law, Damascus University, 1987.
LL.M., International Business Law, London University,1997.
Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property,
Competition and Tax Law, Munich, Germany, 1996-2002.

Arabic, English and German
Various publications on Business Law in English and Arabic, including:

"Intellectual Property and E-Commerce in Developing Countries," Damascus, 2001;

"Critical Review of Trade Mark System in Syria, in the International Review of Industrial Property and Copy Right (IIC), Vol. 30, 1/1999;

"The New Rules of Transfer of Technology in Egypt", IIC, Vol. 33, 5/2001.