Prof. Dr. Nayla Comair-Obeid is the Founding Partner of Obeid Law Firm, a Professor of Law at the Lebanese University and author of The Law of Business Contracts in the Middle East. She is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Executive Board ; Companion of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb); member of China’s International Commercial Expert Committee of the Supreme People’s Court; member of the LCIA Court in London, and Trustee of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Board of Trustees (CRCICA). She also sits on the ICSID panel of arbitrators and conciliators and is a member of World Business Law of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris. Prof. Comair-Obeid has acted as the President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) (2017) and was a former Chair of the Institute’s Board of Trustees. She is also a former vice chair of the arbitration committee in the International Bar Association and former commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) in Geneva.
Prof. Comair-Obeid has been actively involved in more than 100 domestic and international arbitrations as party-appointed arbitrator, chairperson, sole arbitrator, counsel, and expert in various parts of the world in ad hoc arbitrations and under the Rules of the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, DIAC, CRCICA, BCDR, DIFC-LCIA, UNCITRAL, etc.