Nayla Comair-Obeid Arbitration - Lebanon

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Obeid Law Firm
Sami El Solh Avenue

Tel: +961 1 393 906
Fax: +961 1 393 906 Ext. 5


Heading up the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice, Professor Dr Nayla Comair-Obeid has been systematically identified as one of the world’s best known practitioners in the field of international arbitration and dispute resolution. The 2012 edition of Chambers Global refers to Nayla as being “incredibly hard working” and “one of the most remarkable people in arbitration”, while the 2013 edition describes her as “excellent as an arbitrator – certainly a leader.”

Nayla specializes in international business law and Islamic and Middle Eastern legislations. She is professor of international commercial arbitration at the Lebanese University, professor of alternative dispute resolution at the Lebanese Judicial Institute and visiting professor at the University of Paris II, Pantheon-Assas.

Nayla has extensive trial experience in Lebanon and also accepts appointments as legal expert on various aspects of Middle Eastern and Shari’a law. She also regularly serves as counsel, expert and arbitrator in Arabic, French and English language arbitrations conducted ad hoc and under a variety of international arbitration rules.

Nayla has and continues to hold positions in many of the major international arbitration and professional institutions. She is appointed as member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators. Nayla is also a former Vice Chair of the Arbitration Committee in the International Bar Association (IBA) and is currently Trustee for the Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent and Vice Chair of the CIArb Board of Trustees, member of the Board of Trustees for the Cairo Regional Arbitration Centre (CRCICA), member of the Council of the Institute of World Business Law of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris and member of the Legal Committee of the Board of Directors of the Lebanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Nayla was formerly Chairman of the Lebanese branch of the CIArb and Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) in Geneva.

Nayla is fluent in English, French and Arabic.

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