Nayla Comair-Obeid

Nayla Comair-Obeid
Stratum Building
Omar Daouk Street
Beirut Central District
PO Box: 116/2234
1109 2020
+961 1 363 790
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Professor Dr Nayla Comair-Obeid, founding partner of Obeid Law Firm, heads the firm's dispute resolution practice. Author of The Law of Business Contracts in the Middle East, Professsor Comair-Obeid 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.

Throughout her career, Professor Comair-Obeid has held and continues to hold prominent positions in several major international arbitration institutions. Professor Comair-Obeid chaired the board of trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in 2014, she is past-president of CIArb for 2017. In 2018 Professor Comair-Obeid was appointed as CIArb Companion. Professor Comair-Obeid is also a member of the LCIA Court; trustee of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Arbitration; council member of the Institute of World Business Law of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); and a member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators and conciliators. In August 2018, she was appointed as a member of China's international commercial expert committee of the Supreme People's Court.

A specialist in international business law and Islamic and Middle Eastern legislation, Professor Comair-Obeid 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 legislations in foreign courts and arbitral proceedings. Professor Comair-Obeid is referred to as “pre-eminent in her field” and a “leading authority in international arbitration” by international legal publications.

WWL says: Nayla Comair-Obeid is a distinguished name in the African market, with peers noting that she is a "legendary lawyer" who is "really prepared, knows the issues and gets it right".

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