ICC YAAF Roadshow: Dispute Resolution Landscape amidst Setbacks – Beirut 1/3

21 Dec 2022

Beirut English
17.00 (Beirut) | 16.00 (CET)

Join us on the first stop of this roadshow, in Beirut, on 21 December 2022. It will be followed by stops in Cairo and Tunis. Dates to be announced shortly.

Lebanon, Egypt and Tunisia share a historically solid and mature legal tradition and infrastructure suitable for the development of international arbitration. They also share macroeconomic and geopolitical commonalities: the evolution of their recent and current history was marked by geopolitical turmoil's and economic instability with a succession of crises undermining perhaps their potential to become reliable hubs for international arbitration. This, while we witness the emergence of aspiring regional hubs in neighbouring gulf countries.

This roadshow is an opportunity to hold a series of events to discuss to what extent such recent geopolitical and economic setbacks have affected the dispute resolution landscape and the main issues practitioners and counsel are grappling with in arbitrations seated in these respective jurisdictions.

All young arbitration and ADR practitioners, youngs lawyers and students are invited to attend the event.

(Beirut Time Zone)


Free visit of the MIM Museum (Optional)




Impact of the recent geopolitical and economic setbacks on the Lebanese dispute resolution landscape:

  • Jennifer Keyrouz, Counsel, SAAS Lawyers, Beirut (moderator)
  • On the international level: should we expect investment arbitration against Lebanon in the upcoming years? 
  • Samy Markbaoui, Partner, White & Case, Paris
  • Prof. Nagib Hage Chahine, Managing Partner, Hage Chahine Law Firm, Beirut
  • On the national level: what are the challenges Lebanese practicioners are facing, regarding the enforcement of arbitral awards?
  • Rana Kahwagi, Partner, Alem & Associates, Beirut


Q&A session


Networking cocktail 

Prof. Nagib Hage Chahine

Managing Partner, Hage Chahine Law Firm, Beirut

Rana Kahwagi

Partner, Alem & Associates, Beirut

Samy Markbaoui

Partner, White & Case, Paris

Jennifer Keyrouz

Counsel, SAAS Lawyers, Beirut

Promotional information  A free visit of the MIM Museum will be organized prior to the conference to discover the incredible collection of minerals showcased
Venue MIM Museum, Innovation and Sport Campus, Saint-Joseph University
Damascus street, Beirut, Lebanon

For further information, please contact:

Araygi, Nicole, ICC YAAF Representative for Middle East & Turkey; Associate, Araygi & Maalouly Law Firm, Beirut, Lebanon

+961 3 00 51 52