Obeid Law Firm

Dispute Resolution Department

Lebanon
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Obeid Law Firm maintains its prominent position in the Lebanese disputes market, with particular recognition as one of the country's leading firms for international arbitration. The team regularly acts on investment treaty disputes across the region and beyond, with complementary expertise and activity on construction industry disputes. Its domestic disputes practice sees it act on a host of additional contentious matters, such as contractual, shareholder and employment disputes as well as debt recovery mandates. In addition to noting its "very strong international practice," sources also describe the group as "a go-to litigation firm in Lebanon."

Nayla Comair-Obeid is a revered arbitration specialist with extensive experience acting across the region as both an advocate and arbitrator in international arbitration cases. She possesses considerable investment treaty and construction disputes experience, and was elected a member of the ICC Executive Board in July 2019. Sources commend her as the "grand dame of Middle East arbitration," with others describing her as "very active, very knowledgeable and very specialised in alternative dispute resolution."

Ziad Obeid continues to bolster his reputation for dispute resolution, with one interviewee endorsing him as "one of the rising stars in Lebanon." He is active representing clients in construction and project-related disputes, as well as in the energy sector.