Sara Koleilat-Aranjo is a Senior Associate with Al Tamimi & Company admitted to practice in New York, Paris and Beirut. Sara regularly advises and represents clients in international and domestic arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional (ICC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, GCC Centre for Commercial Arbitration, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL) as well as complex commercial litigation, particularly in cases with cross-border facets. Sara has been involved in Arabic, English and French language proceedings in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Oman, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia in addition to the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and France. Sara also represents clients in arbitration-related court proceedings, including recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and annulment proceedings.
In addition to her practice of law, Sara regularly publishes and delivers talks on dispute resolution. She has held several prestigious teaching and editorial appointments, such as Editor of the Harvard Business Law Review and Lecturer in Law at the Sorbonne Law School in Paris.
Sara is appointed as a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR and was elected to the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen where she is currently serving as a Director for MENA. Sara also serves as the Y-ICCA Events Coordinator for the MENA Region.
Sara holds an LL.B. in French and Lebanese law from Saint Joseph University, Masters in International Business Law from the University of René Descartes (Paris V), an Advanced Masters degree in Management and Finance from the ESSEC Business School and LL.M. from Harvard Law School.
Sara has been awarded the Middle East Rising Star Lawyer of the Year Award at the 2019 Middle East Legal Awards.