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Business law in Lebanon

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
The new appointments to judicial bodies should strengthen the independence of justice.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Equal treatment by the judicial institutions between Lebanese and foreigners.
The Language of Justice
The judicial language in the country is Arabic.
Recourse to an Interpreter
It is possible to have recourse to an interpreter.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the law in the country is the constitution of 1926 (amended many times, most recently through the Tariff Agreement). The legal system is a mix of Ottoman law, Napoleonic code and civil law. Lebanon has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction.
Checking National Laws Online
Website where certain Lebanese laws are listed.
Website of the Council of Ministers
Website of the Ministry of Finance
Site of the Bank of Lebanon (laws concerning the banking sector)

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