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MENA Legislations
In addition to our expertise in international arbitration in the MENA region, OLF’s team includes practitioners who regularly accept appointments as legal experts on various aspects of Middle Eastern and Shari’a law and have authored numerous publications relating to the laws of Arab countries.
In particular, Professor Dr. Nayla Comair-Obeid, who heads the firm’s international arbitration practice, is the author of the The Law of Business Contracts in the Arab Middle East, which is taught in a number of universities around the world and has been propounded asa treatise for those practicing and arbitrating in the legal and commercial aspects of business in Middle East Countries”. 
OLF’s lawyers are regularly called to give expert evidence on aspects of Middle Eastern legislations before international arbitration tribunals and foreign courts including the Grand Courts of the Cayman Islands and the English High Court. They have presented evidence on matters such as agency issues, shareholding rights, commercial representation, enforcement and recognition of foreign judgments and the enforcement of international awards and injunctions in Lebanon and the Middle East. As a firm, we are able to draw on this experience to provide our clients with a detailed insight into complex and multi-jurisdictional matters.
The firm is regularly involved in cases where the following laws are applicable to the substance of the dispute:
  • Egyptian Law, Jordanian Law, Kuwaiti Law, Lebanese Law, Qatari Law, Tunisian Law, UAE Law, Yemeni Law

  • English Law, French Law, Italian Law, Swiss Law, US Law

IBA 2020 Virtually Together: 'How to be a successful and sustainable small/medium law firm’
November 04 , 2020

Officer at the IBA Young Lawyer Committee and Senior Associate at OLF, Dr Zeina Obeid will deliver a speech reflecting on ‘How to be a successful and sustainable small/medium law firm’ at the IBA 2020 Virtually Together conference on 4 November 1600 – 1700 GMT.