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Dr. Kanaan Alahmar is a partner based in the Munich office. He is also co-founder of AlAhmar & Partners. He represents a broad client base of multinational companies on various aspects of business law in the Middle East.

His practice includes commercial transactions, government contracts, joint ventures, intellectual property law, litigation, arbitration, mergers & acquisitions and regulatory compliance.

In addition, Kanaan has special experience in trademark law and in assisting foreign multinationals in relation to government contracts in Arab countries.

Between 2002 and 2010, he prepared the drafts of several economic laws.


  • Damascus, 1988.
  • Accredited in Germany as a legal consultant for Arabic 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
  • Dr. iur., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, 2017

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Ranked for 17 years, Expertise based abroad, General Business Law – since 2007

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Recommended Lawyer – since 2003

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Arbitration and Mediation – 2020 – 2023


Dr. Kanaan Al-Ahmar is an expert in trademark law and has advised numerous foreign multinationals in relation to government contracts. He receives praise from commentators, with notable strengths in IP and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings.

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