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Obeid Law Firm | Global | 22 Apr 2021

Conventional wisdom and innovation in arbitral proceedings

Innovative tools and platforms represent a way to improve the international arbitral process and ensure respect for conventional wisdom. Long and costly arbitration procedures can be avoided if the arbitration is organised and managed effectively, and numerous ideas have been developed to improve the efficiency of the arbitral process. This article considers several examples of procedural......
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Obeid Law Firm | Global | 11 Mar 2021

Conventional wisdom and perceptions in arbitral proceedings

Although the principles which constitute conventional wisdom are intended to be universal and are theoretically esteemed for their acceptability, international arbitration practice shows that despite a general consensus as to the formulation of certain principles, the perception of the way in which they should apply is likely to be influenced by the background of the party representatives or......
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Obeid Law Firm | Global | 28 Jan 2021

Conventional wisdom in arbitral proceedings

This article analyses the role of conventional wisdom in the promotion of efficient arbitration proceedings. It identifies numerous ideas and principles which are generally accepted and ensure the functioning of the arbitration process. However, questioning the meaning of conventional wisdom and identifying the principles which constitute it first requires an examination of the foundations of......
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Obeid Law Firm | Lebanon | 1 Oct 2020

Arbitration in Lebanon: overview

Lebanon has been experiencing an ongoing severe financial, economic and social crisis, which has been further exasperated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Beirut Port explosion. This situation may give rise to arbitration claims which are subject to Lebanese law or seated in Beirut. As such, this article provides a brief overview of the legislative framework for arbitration in Lebanon.
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Obeid Law Firm | Lebanon | 14 Jul 2020

Landmark decisions in banking sector amid ongoing COVID-19 and economic crisis

Despite the lockdown and its impact on court activities, decisions have been handed down by judges of summary proceedings in an attempt to restore the rule of law in response to the de facto capital controls imposed by local banks. This article provides an overview of the judicial measures adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and an overview of court decisions rendered against local......
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Obeid Law Firm | Lebanon | 3 Jun 2020

Employer-employee relationships amid COVID-19 pandemic

The government has adopted exceptional measures to manage the spread of COVID-19. These measures have had an unprecedented impact on employers and employees, which have been adjusting to the rapidly changing situation triggered by the pandemic and the national economic crisis. Faced with the intensifying economic impact of both crises, business owners have been forced to introduce adequate......
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Obeid Law Firm | Lebanon | 1 Jun 2020

COVID-19: impact on contractual obligations

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of using force majeure to repudiate the performance of burdensome contractual obligations that were undertaken before the pandemic. This article discusses Lebanon's approach with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak and its potential characterisation as a force majeure event by discussing recent developments and the general framework for force......
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Obeid Law Firm | Lebanon | 25 Feb 2020

Public-private partnerships

In 2017 Parliament passed Law 48 Regulating Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The law aims to attract foreign direct investment and bring specific expertise to Lebanon. Further, it institutes a legal framework that is, to a certain extent, in line with international standards and presents no particular red flags. This article analyses the new legal framework for PPPs in Lebanon, the......
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Obeid Law Firm | Middle East | 30 Aug 2019

Resolving telecoms disputes involving state entities in the Middle East

As the economy becomes increasingly data focused, telecoms markets across the Middle East are changing considerably. The policy framework has not always kept pace with this rapid change, and aspects of telecoms regulations are now outdated. However, personal data protection and public-private partnership (PPP) laws are starting to affect telecoms contracts and investments. Specifically, PPP......
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Obeid Law Firm | Global | 29 Aug 2019

Resolving telecoms disputes involving state entities in the Middle East

As the economy becomes increasingly data focused, telecoms markets across the Middle East are changing considerably. The policy framework has not always kept pace with this rapid change, and aspects of telecoms regulations are now outdated. However, personal data protection and public-private partnership (PPP) laws are starting to affect telecoms contracts and investments. Specifically, PPP......
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