Rachad Medawar > Obeid & Medawar Law Firm LLP > Beirut, Lebanon > Lawyer Profile

Obeid & Medawar Law Firm LLP
Charles Malek Avenue, Quantum Tower
3rd floor, Ashrafieh,
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Managing Partner


Rachad’s breadth of experience spans from offering long and short-term consultancies to legal advice on civil, corporate, commercial, transportation, shipping, banking, labor, finance, insurance law, family law as well as on a multitude of other subjects.

He has particular expertise in comparative, international, financial, investment, real estate, construction, mergers and tax law, and in the resolution of disputes before all Lebanese Courts of various jurisdictions and levels and through local institutional and ad-hoc and international arbitration panels or forums constituted under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, whereby he acted both as Lead Counsel and as arbitrator. He represents a number of leading banks, insurance companies, private funds and multinational companies in Lebanon and the region as well as high net worth individuals.

Rachad is a Lecturer at Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth since the year 2000 on the subjects of Business Law, Labor Law and Comparative Social Security Law. He is also member of the Disciplinary Council of the same institution.

Between the years 1998 and 2000 he was a lecturer at the faculty of Law at the Lebanese University in the subject of Special Contracts and Commercial Law. Prior to co-founding Obeid & Medawar Law Firm, Rachad was extensively involved in the preparation and treatment of various cases at Assha & El Khoury Law Firm, where he was a Senior Associate from 2001 until 2007. Rachad debuted his career at Ibrahim Najjar Law Firm where he was a Junior Associate between the years 1997 and 2001. Since 2004, Rachad is the Vice President of Rayfoun Municipality, in Kesrouan area, Lebanon. Rachad is co-author of “Doing Business Report-2007”, published by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. Rachad 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, and lately the ADGM courts.

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


Arabic, English, French


Member of Beirut Bar Association since 2001


Masters’ degree in Law in 1996 (Université Saint Joseph of Beirut)
DEA degree in International Private Law and International Commercial Law in 1997 (Université de Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne,France)
He pursued a PHD in International Private Law (Université de Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne,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.