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Definition of The Lebanese and International Arbitration Center of the Beirut Bar Association (LIAC-BBA)

 مركز التّحكيم اللّبناني و الدّولي لدى نقابة المحامين في بيروت

The Lebanese and International Arbitration Center of the Beirut Bar Association (LIAC-BBA)

The Beirut Bar Association has established an independent center for arbitration in order to provide services for domestic and international arbitration.

The Center is administered and supervised by three committees presided by the Director of the Center, each according to the scope of works as determined in the Center’s Statutes.

-          The Administrative Committee: determines the general policy of the Center and to supervise it administrative and financial matters;

-          The Scientific Committee: follows up on the scientific and legal status of the Center and prepares seminars and trainings;

-          The Director of the Center: follows up on the day-to-day business of the Center, preside the administrative and financial bodies and implements the decisions of the Scientific and Administrative Committees and represents the Center before all authorities.

The Statutes further provide for the establishment of a higher arbitration council and an advisory committee:

-          The Higher Arbitration Council: Comprise prominent retired judges and attorneys, has jurisdiction to review the arbitral awards and provide its observations thereon as well as the appropriate directions for the proper administration of the Center’s works. It has also the authority to confirm arbitrators;

-          The Advisory Committee: comprises prominent attorneys and retired judges and businessman, is endowed with the mission to promote the Center before the national, Arabic and international authorities and may give the directions it deems appropriate for this purpose.


The Center has adopted modern rules that conform to international arbitration practices and takes into consideration technology pertaining to arbitration services with respect to notifications via emails or the holding of hearings via audiovisual means. These rules also ensure the swift resolution of disputes submitted to the Center as well as the adoption of arbitration costs and arbitrators’ fees that are in line with international standards.

The Center is located in the Beit El Mouhami premises (Third floor).

Director of the Center

Attorney RaficGhanem


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