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Lebanon's investment legislation is simple and transparent seeking to facilitate the establishment of new businesses in Lebanon, and to ensure their viable growth and expansion. The multiple trade agreements and investment treaties signed over the last few years have further improved the investment climate in Lebanon, accelerating its integration into regional and global economies.
The Lebanese legal framework complies with international standards, offering equal treatment for local and foreign investors and presenting a suitable platform for businesses.
Lebanon has signed bilateral and multiple trade agreements with many Arab and European countries as part its trade liberalization agenda. It is also signatory of 54 bilateral investment agreements for the promotion and protection of investments.
Investors wishing to file for a patent, trademark or copyright, are protected by the Intellectual Property Law.
Commercial disputes can be settled through the Lebanese Arbitration Center, whose by-laws and regulations are similar to those of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.
Investors’ interests are protected against political risks through the National Investment Guarantee Corporation and other international agencies.
Lebanon has in place a comprehensive and transparent legal framework that protects investors’ rights and regulate their operations in Lebanon.