Alem & Associates

Dispute Resolution Department

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Alem and Associates is a prolific, highly renowned firm operating in both arbitration and litigation. The firm is most notable for its international arbitration work under ICC, LCIA and AAA rules, including handling an ICSID dispute where it assisted a claimant against the State of Lebanon, concerning an investment in the aviation sector. It also has experience with construction disputes, trade marks, copyrights and debt recovery. Clients commend the firm for being "equipped with a significant, well-experienced and skilful team of lawyers covering all legal specialities." Notable clients include Huawei and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation.

Mohamed Alem is a highly esteemed practitioner, rated as an "outstanding man" and a "pretty shrewd lawyer" by his clients. He is well regarded for his work on complex cross-border disputes such as acting as lead counsel in a commercial fraud dispute valued at USD1 billion. This case has a large commercial impact as the entities involved are extensive landowners in Lebanon. He also has experience of dispute resolution in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Nader Nizar Obeid is a prominent member of Alem & Associates who is active on both domestic and cross-border litigation. He has conducted litigation in banking, finance, intellectual property and insurance cases. Sources "rate him highly" and report on his good level of activity.