Karawani & Co is one of the leading law firms and Intellectual Property consultants in the Middle East region. The firm was founded in 1994 by Attorney Mr. Osama Karawani. The firm brand is “Karawani & Co”, and operates under this name, however its official name extends to Karawani Law Firm and Karawani Legal Consultancy depend on the jurisdiction and the legal requirement in countries of operation.

Over the past years, the firm practice and reputation have grown. In the year 2000, attorney Raed Karawani joined the firm along with his international education and experience in international and commercial business law. He is also specialized in intellectual Property and corporate work.

Currently, the firm consists of a team of about 45 people in various offices, in Damascus, Beirut, Dubai, Fujairah and Lodz.

The firm has plan to expand in several other Arab countries soon, including Iraq and Kuwait, some of the offices we operate and those planned boutique offices have great focus on Intellectual Property protection and registration.

We have built our reputation on a commitment to meet the individual needs of each client. We understand our client’s key objectives, and assist them in reaching their goals, by providing our best advice and consultation. We ensure that our client’s needs are met in a timely manner, our clients receive a cost-effective service and value for their money.

Karawani & Co provides legal expertise on all national and international business related matters. The firm serves many of the most successful companies from all over the world.

Our firm is available to advice, draft, negotiate, and interpret documents in English as well as Arabic.

From July 2009, we have started our quality and management program, establishing fully collaborated and integrated environment between the employees of the firm. Assuring timing responses, work flow management and training. A Consultancy company started planning and implementing this program at the firm, including general and legal training for lawyers including time management, ISO manuals, and Advance Outlook. We are supposed to get ISO certification soon.

In 2009 the firm with other three well-known law firms form the region, formed a partnership under a new branding with a goal to be the first true pan-Arab law firm.

مينا سيتي لويرز أم سي أل (MENA CITY Lawyers MCL)


The four law firms that formed MCL are:

  1. Karawani Law Firm – Syria.
  2. MENA City Lawyers – Lebanon.
  3. MENA City Lawyers (Al Sulaiti) Al-Sulaiti Law Firm – Qatar.
  4. AlBisher Legal Group – Kuwait.

The four offices have been working on implementation plan for the past several years, Karawani & Co have been growing in different location and formed a strong partnership with the Lebanon office with a resident team as well allocated for Lebanon office.

Karawani & Co is now operating directly in the following countries;

UAE with operation in Dubai and Fujairah, Syria, Lebanon and Poland.

And provide Intellectual Property consultation, registration and litigation services in all Arab countries.