Firm Profile > Obeid Law Firm > Beirut, Lebanon

Obeid Law Firm
BEIRUT, PO BOX: 116/2234, LAW COURTS, BEIRUT 1109 2020

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Obeid Law Firm has a stellar reputation for representing international domestic clients in litigation, international arbitration and mediation. Its case portfolio includes high-stakes investment disputes, where it acts for major multinational companies. Ziad Obeid leads the team and is notably skilled in handling cross-border disputes. Other noteworthy names include Nayla Comair-Obeid and counsel Mona Tohmé.

Real estate and construction (including projects) Tier 1

Obeid Law Firm has considerable expertise handling engineering and construction projects, as well as investments in the space. Its work in this space also includes oil and gas disputes across the MENA region. Nayla Comair-ObeidZiad Obeid and counsel Marie Hayek are noteworthy names.

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Tax Tier 1

Obeid Law Firm is sought out by foreign investors to handle strategic tax planning, tax compliance and governance issues. In line with the firm's strengths in the oil and gas sector, the team has advised major clients in the industry on the Lebanese taxation regime, tax structuring and double taxation treaties. Ziad Obeid  and counsels Marie Hayek and Claude Comair are the key names.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Obeid Law Firm's multidisciplinary practice covers areas such as asset finance, leveraged finance, real estate finance and Islamic finance. Of counsel Marie Hayek is the key name to note and is an expert in both conventional and Islamic financings.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Obeid Law Firm is skilled in M&A, joint ventures and commercial agreements, with a strong focus on the construction, oil and gas, financial services and telecoms sectors. Ziad Obeid leads the team and a has a strong background in engineering. Of counsel Marie Hayek specialises in corporate and commercial matters pertaining to the financial services sector.

The firm: Established in 1987, Obeid Law Firm (OLF) is a full-service international law firm operating across the MENA region from its headquarters in Beirut. OLF enjoys widespread recognition among local and international legal practitioners and is one of the leading law firms in both Lebanon and the Middle East.

OLF has the vision of becoming the gateway to MENA. The firm prides itself on combining international best practice with in-depth local knowledge. It values and works hard to uphold its reputation for consistently providing unrivalled expertise and legal services to its clients throughout the MENA region and beyond.

The firm has associated offices located in several Middle Eastern and European countries. This allows it to cover mandates that extend to West Africa, the Caribbean and North America and to deliver world-class legal services tailored to fit the needs of its clients.

Areas of practice: OLF’s portfolio of cases highlights the broad range of services offered under several specialist practice areas and includes local and international mandates. The firm’s lawyers advise on legal reforms across the MENA region and specialise in complex, cross-border matters where expert knowledge of multiple legal systems is required. The firm has extensive experience representing a full spectrum of clients ranging from states and government entities to a roster of both nationally and internationally renowned investment groups, multinational corporations and individuals.

The firm has established a first-class international arbitration practice with internationally acclaimed arbitration specialists engaged in some of the most significant English, French and Arabic-language arbitrations in the MENA region.

Recognised for its consistency in providing unparalleled legal services in each of the fields in which it operates, OLF’s commitment to excellence and expertise in Middle Eastern legislations has led to major players in the region increasingly seeking out the firm’s services.

The mandates undertaken by OLF often relate to high-stake, high-value transactions and disputes. These are usually complex matters requiring extensive market knowledge and a multifaceted and holistic approach.

The firm has furthermore played a prominent role in the emerging Lebanon oil and gas sector. With vast experience acting in significant oil and gas disputes across the MENA region and in the formulation of legislation, OLF is recognised for its added value services and long-sighted perspective on all aspects of the developing Lebanese oil and gas sector. The firm is committed to continuing to play an active role in ensuring that the industry develops in line with international standards and best practice.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Corporate and M&A
Dispute resolution, arbitration
Litigation and ADR
Intellectual property
International and regional expertise
Private client group
Public international
Real estate
Sharia and Middle Eastern legislations
Construction and engineering
Maritime including boundary work
Media, energy and facilities
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Nayla Comair-Obeid photo Dr Nayla Comair-Obeid Founding Partner of Obeid Law Firm
Mr Ziad Obeid  photo Mr Ziad Obeid Managing Partner at Obeid Law Firm