Amer F. Obeid > Obeid & Medawar Law Firm LLP > Beirut, Lebanon > Lawyer Profile

Obeid & Medawar Law Firm LLP
Charles Malek Avenue, Quantum Tower
3rd floor, Ashrafieh,
Beirut
Lebanon
Amer F. Obeid photo

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Prior to founding Obeid & Medawar Law Firm he debuted his career with Assha & El Khoury Law Firm in Lebanon, a renowned institution founded by the late Mitri Assha in 1945. In 2006, he became a lecturer at Université Saint-Joseph in the subject of Consumer Protection Law, for a period of 5 years between 2006 and 2011. In Lebanon, he worked extensively on several law drafts, such as the laws and decrees regulating the Lebanese financial markets, the law related to the consumer protection act, the law project for the supply of electricity by municipalities, and the law project organizing the real estate brokerage profession. He has counseled for the Ministry of Finance, as well as the Ministry of Economy and Trade on several occasions and has been since 2003 the legal counsel for the Lebanese Parliament and for the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) since 2007. He represents a number of leading banks, financial institutions and insurance companies in Lebanon as well as a large number of companies and high net worth individuals both locally and regionally.

In Africa and other emerging markets, he represents several groups of investors active in acquiring large-scale concessions across African countries in the fields of secure printing, border control and biometrics, mining, telecom and banking, ports, airports and aircrafts handling, as well as power generation, trade inspection, casinos and lottery. He was engaged closely with several African authorities and institutions and was instrumental in consulting, negotiating and drafting every aspect of the collaboration modules on behalf of his esteemed Clients. He also has particular expertise in the resolution of disputes before the various Courts of jurisdictions and levels and through local institutional and ad-hoc and international arbitration panels for Forums constituted under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, OHADA…
Most notably, he has a solid know-how in Construction related disputes and especially in FIDIC based agreements.

He has in depth expertise in Arbitration and enforcement of awards against private and public entities.

As of its establishment in January 2020 at Abu Dhabi Global Market, Amer is a Managing Partner of Obeid & Medawar Law Firm LLP.

Languages

Arabic; English, French

Memberships

Member of Beirut Bar Association Since 2003

Education

BA in Lebanese and French Law in 2002 (Université Saint-Joseph – Beirut)
Masters in Political Sciences in 2003 (Université Saint-Joseph – Beirut)
LLM Equivalent – DEA – in 2004 (Université Saint-Joseph in affiliation with Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas France)

Lawyer Rankings

Lebanon > Dispute resolution

Obeid & Medawar Law Firm LLP provides experience with local, regional and international litigation in an extensive area of industry sectors. The team also conducts arbitrations and  specialises in the enforcement of arbitral awards. Amer Obeid and Rachad Medawar share the practice lead.

Lebanon > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Obeid & Medawar Law Firm LLP fields competitive corporate services ranging from mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures to tenders, stock acquisitions and leveraged buyout transactions. Industry expertise includes telecoms, mining, pharmaceuticals and insurance. In addition to its work for corporate clients, the team around Amer Obeid and Rachad Medawar also assists private family businesses in the region with fund creation and management.