Ziad Obeid, partner at Obeid Law Firm, is a dual-qualified dispute resolution lawyer and civil engineer with extensive cross-border experience of complex disputes and arbitrations across various industries, including cases brought under bilateral investment treaties and investment laws.
With his dual-disciplinary background, Ziad Obeid has notable expertise in international construction claims and arbitrations involving high-value, technically complex civil engineering, infrastructure and building projects, as well as disputes arising from contracts in the oil and gas and nuclear industries.
Prior to his joining Obeid Law Firm, Ziad Obeid worked as an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in its world-leading international arbitration practice based firstly in the firm's Paris office and thereafter in Dubai. Having practised in both Europe and the Middle East, Ziad Obeid has built up considerable experience of international contracts, arbitrations and arbitration-related litigation proceedings.
He regularly acts as counsel, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or chairperson in multifaceted international arbitrations conducted in Arabic, French and English and subject to a wide range of applicable laws from within the MENA and beyond.
Ziad is a member of the task force charged with proposing amendments for the revision of the ADR, expertise and dispute board rules issued by the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and has been identified by prominent international legal publications as a leading lawyer in dispute resolution. A lawyer who "knows the ins and outs of international arbitration and the pressures that come with it", Ziad Obeid has been described as a "rising star" in his field.