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Dr Nayla Comair-Obeid (Lebanon)

Dr Nayla Comair-Obeid is the founder and managing partner of the Obeid Law Firm, Beirut. She is an attorney, a professor of law and an arbitrator.

She specialises in international business contracts, construction contracts, telecommunications, insurance, licensing and franchising contracts, and in Islamic and Middle Eastern laws. She has acted as a consultant for government entities, as well as for national and international firms.

She regularly serves as counsel and as sole arbitrator, party – appointed arbitrator and chairman of international arbitral tribunals conducted in Arabic, French and English under the rules of the ICC and other international arbitration institutions. She has acted in ad hoc arbitrations, including arbitrations conducted under the UNCITRAL Rules.

Dr Comair-Obeid is the Chairman of the Lebanese branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a former Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) in Geneva, a Council Member of the Institute of World Business Law of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, and Correspondent of the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law for the Lebanon Country Survey.

She holds a PhD in Business Law with first class honors from the University Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) and is Professor of International Arbitration at the Faculty of Law of the Lebanese University. She is the author of numerous publications in Arabic, English and French, and is a frequent speaker at legal conferences, seminars and workshops in Lebanon, France, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Dubai and Bahrain.

She is a Chartered Arbitrator and has been appointed a Trustee for the Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Languages: Arabic, French and English.


Dr Nayla Comair-Obeid
Obeid Law Firm
Makarem Building, Sami El Solh Avenue
B.P 116/2234 Law Courts Beyrouth 1109 2020
Beirut – Lebanon
Tel : + 961 1 395 163
Email: info@obeidlawfirm.com