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Nada Sader

Nada Sader

Derains & Gharavi InternationalLazaristes Building, Bloc A.2.2., 1st floor933 Emir Bachir Street, DowntownBeirutLebanon

Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

"She is an excellent and extremely dynamic lawyer"
"Nada is brilliant with knowledge of both commercial and investment arbitration"
"She is knowledgeable and competent with a razor-sharp intellect"
"She is excellent both as counsel and arbitrator"
"Nada demonstrates unparalleled drive and dedication in the matters she handles"


Ms Nada Sader is a partner at Derains & Gharavi International, and since 2015 heads the Beirut office of the firm. She is a member of the Beirut, Paris and New York Bars.

She joined the Paris office of Derains & Gharavi as an associate, when it was created in 2009. She has represented private parties and governments in numerous ad hoc and institutional commercial arbitrations, including under the arbitration rules of the ICC, ADCCAC, BCCI, the Paris Chamber of Arbitration and UNCITRAL, as well as investment arbitrations (more than seven ICSID arbitrations as counsel, as well as annulment proceedings). Her experience extends to proceedings governed by civil law, common law, investment treaties and general public international law.

She also sits as arbitrator (sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator) in various commercial arbitrations, under different sets of rules.

Her practice covers a wide range of industries. She has been particularly active in the sectors of engineering and construction, energy (oil and gas), telecommunications, joint ventures, distribution, international sales/services agreements, real estate, shareholders’ disputes, pharmaceuticals and investments in general. She has also advised companies on public international law matters, including compliance with national, regional and international sanctions.

Ms Sader holds a postgraduate degree in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution from the University of Paris II and an LLM in general studies from Georgetown University Law Center.

Her working languages are English, French and Arabic.

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