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Obeid & Partners
BEIRUT, PO BOX: 116/2234, LAW COURTS, BEIRUT 1109 2020

Work Department


- Construction&Engineering
- Energy&Natural Resources
- Joint Ventures
- Consortia&Cooperation
- Real Estate
- Nuclear
- Telecoms
- Oil&Gas
- Aviation


Managing Partner at Obeid & Partners


Ziad Obeid, managing partner at Obeid & Partners, is a dual-qualified dispute resolution lawyer with a civil engineering background and extensive cross-border experience gained through legal practice in the Middle East and Europe. Prior to joining Obeid & Partners, Ziad practiced in the leading international arbitration practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP,  based in Paris and Dubai

With his dual-disciplinary background, Ziad has notable expertise in international construction claims and arbitrations involving high-value, technically complex civil engineering, infrastructure and building projects, as well as disputes arising from contracts in the oil and gas and nuclear industries.

Identified among the world’s foremost dispute resolution practitioners, Ziad regularly acts as counsel, sole arbitrator, chairperson or co-arbitrator in multifaceted international arbitrations conducted in Arabic, French and English brought both ad hoc and under a variety of institutional rules and subject to a wide range of applicable laws from within the MENA region and beyond.

Ziad has extensive experience acting in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and large scale international civil and commercial litigations. He has been and continues to be involved in the representation of foreign states, major foreign public law entities and multinational companies. 


Ziad is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.


  • Chairman of CIArb Lebanon Branch
  • Fellow of the IACL
  • FCIArb
  • ICC Task Force
  • ICC Bulletin Editorial Board
  • Djibouti International Arbitration Centre Task Force
  • Arbitrator Center’s Users Council Committee for the Middle East


Harvard Law School, Leadership in Law Firms
Executive Education Diploma

University of London, Queen Mary, School of International Arbitration
Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration

Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II
Masters of Civil Law – General Private Law

Université Libanaise, Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Politiques
Masters of Law, Bachelor of Law

American University of Beirut 
Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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