Claudine Helou

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Claudine Helou specialises in international dispute resolution, and particularly in international commercial arbitration. She regularly serves as a counsel, arbitrator and legal expert in ad hoc and institutional, domestic and international arbitrations encompassing a broad spectrum of subject matters and conducted under a variety laws and arbitration rules, in English, French and Arabic languages.She has also successfully resolved a number of high-value complex cases within the MENA Region by mediation.Claudine handles large-scale litigations mostly with international ramifications including, inter alia, those connected to the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judgments.She has counselled local and multinational clients from various sectors and industries mainly on international law, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring, power and energy projects, construction and real estate development, corporate and securities, finance and banking, commercial agency, IT and telecommunications, intellectual property and investment.She has spoken at conferences on many topics in international arbitration and dispute resolution. She also taught seminars on international law organised by different international organisations including the World Bank.Claudine is admitted to Beirut Bar Association. She is registered as a member and listed on the panel of arbitrators of several international arbitration institutions, including, for instance, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)’s Arab Users’ Council, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Lebanon), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the Swiss Arbitration Association(ASA), the International Bar Association (IBA)’s arbitration committee, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre. She also served as a member of the working group on the revision of UNCITRAL arbitration rules and is a member of the ICC commission on Arbitration and ADR.

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