Bassam Mirza is a lawyer at the Paris and the Beirut Bars. He is a member of the French Arbitration Committee and is referenced as arbitrator on the ICC France list of arbitrators. He is a lecturer in civil law at the Faculty of Law of Saint-Joseph University of Beirut.
The government of the Lebanese Republic recently designated Mr Mirza to serve on the Panel of Conciliators maintained by ICSID until 16 September 2022.
Bassam Mirza, who is based in Beirut, is a founding partner of Pellerin Kecsmar Mirza, an international arbitration boutique law firm with offices in Paris and Beirut.
Prior to that, he practised international arbitration and cross-border litigation in Paris for more than seven years at prestigious international law firms (magic circle firm Linklaters LLP and French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel), and headed the international arbitration practice group of a leading Middle Eastern law firm based in Beirut with offices in Saudi Arabia and Dubai.
Having practised in both Europe and the Middle East, Mr Mirza acquired significant experience of international arbitration and complex cross-border disputes covering various industries.
He regularly acts as counsel and arbitrator in ad hoc and international institutional arbitrations conducted in Arabic, English and French and subject to wide range of applicable laws notably from the Arab and African countries.
He graduated in law from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut and holds a postgraduate degree in international law from the University of Paris II as well as a postgraduate degree in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution from the same university.
WWL says: Bassam Mirza is "emerging as one of Asia's foremost arbitration experts".
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