Dr. Zeina Obeid
Dr. Zeina Obeid is a Partner at Obeid & Partners, where she practices in the litigation & Arbitration Department.
She has acted as lead counsel in major international arbitration cases across the Middle East and North Africa region. She also acts as arbitrator and as an administrative secretary in several domestic and international arbitrations, both ad hoc and under international institutional arbitral rules, including those of the ICC, DIAC, LCIA, CRCICA, BCDR-AAA, and DIFC-LCIA.
Zeina holds a PhD from the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) in France and an LLM from Columbia University in New York. She also holds a dual Master II in Business Law in the Arab Countries as well as in Arbitration & ADR obtained at the University Paris II and a Masters in Lebanese Law from the Lebanese University.
She frequently publishes articles on various topics notably in arbitration. In 2017, she published her book “Setting aside arbitral awards in the Arab Countries”, which has been cited as a reference book for practitioners around the MENA region.
She is a Fellow and tutor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). She has been elected in 2022 as Board Member of the CIArb- UAE Branch. She is also member of the ICC Commission on arbitration & ADR and member of the International Bar Association (IBA) where she holds the position of Officer in the IBA Young Lawyer’s Committee (as co-secretary) and previously served as Middle Eastern representative of the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee.
Zeina is qualified to practice law both in Beirut and Paris and licensed in Dubai by the Legal Affairs Department. Zeina is fluent in Arabic, English and French.
“An authority on setting aside arbitral awards in the Arab Countries.” GAR quoting clients