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Nayla Comair-Obeid

Nayla Comair-Obeid
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Professor Comair-Obeid, founding partner of Obeid Law Firm, specialises in international business law and Islamic and Middle Eastern legislation and regularly serves as counsel or arbitrator in complex international arbitrations conducted in Arabic, French or English, both ad hoc and under a variety of international arbitration rules. Professor Comair-Obeid is also often called upon as a legal expert on various aspects of Lebanese law and Middle Eastern legislation in foreign courts and arbitral proceedings. She is professor of international commercial arbitration at the Lebanese University and alternative dispute resolution at the Lebanese Judicial Institute and former visiting professor at the University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas. Professor Comair-Obeid has taught the principles of civil law at the Lebanese University for many years.

Professor Comair-Obeid also publishes prolifically and is regularly invited to lecture at world-renowned academic institutions where her articles and scholarly publications are often cited as reference works. Of particular note is her book The Law of Business Contracts in the Middle East (Kluwer Law).

Professor Comair-Obeid was the president of the CIArb for 2017. In her work with CIArb, she has initiated three conferences on The Synergy and Divergence between Civil Law and Common Law in International Arbitration, and developed a pioneering syllabus interweaving the principles of international dispute resolution and Islamic finance. She has chaired and continues to chair multiple international panels. Professor Comair-Obeid is a member of the LCIA Court, trustee of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Arbitration and a council member of the Institute of World Business Law of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

WWL says: Nayla Comair-Obeid is “very well known” throughout the international arbitration market for her outstanding work as both arbitrator and counsel.

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