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Abdul Hamid EL AHDAB

Dr. Abdul Hamid EL-AHDAB

Address Beirut
Hazmieh El-Fayadieh Street After Presidential Palace Junction - opposite Grundig Gardénia  bldg. 3rd Floor.
Telephone : 00 9615 951 827
Fax : 00 961 5 951973
P.O. Box : 443 Hazmieh

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NATIONALITIES: French and Lebanese

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: October 22nd, 1940; Beirut (LEBANON)

EDUCATION: D.E.S. 1977, Lebanese Univ.; PH.D. 1980, Univ. of Paris V

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Since 1965: Lawyer at the Beirut Bar (Lebanon)
From 1977 to 1980: Lawyer in Riad (Saudi Arabia)
From 1980 to 1986: Legal Advisor in Paris (France)
From 1986 to 1998: Lawyer at the Paris Bar (France)

PRESENT POSITION : Lawyer at the Beirut Bar, private practice.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION : European Law. Arab Law, Islamic Law, Oil & Gas law.

LANGUAGES : French , Arabic and English

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS :
- President of the Arab Association for International Arbitration
- Honorary President of the Lebanese Arbitration Association
- Member of the High Council of the Arbitration Center of the Chamber of  Commerce of Beirut

  1. Secretary General of the Euro-Arab Association for International Arbitration
  2. Vice-Secretary General of the Union of Arab Arbitration Centers
  3. Member of the Board of Directors of the Cairo Regional Center for International  Commercial Arbitration
  4. Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  5. Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  6. Member of the Swiss Arbitration Association
  7. Member of the International Union of Lawyers
  8. Member of the Association of Arab and African Arbitrators
  9. Professor at the Arab University of Beirut
  10. Member of the Association of Arbitrators (Egypt)
  11. Member of the Unesco "Cultural Committee" in Beirut

ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE :

Member of Tribunal, ICC cases (joined) 3790, 3902, 4050, 4051, 4054 (1982-1984), award published in 110 J. Droit Int’l (Clunet) 910 (1983); Partial award (1983) published in Yearbook Commercial Arbitration, Volume XI;1986, 119.
Sole arbitrator, ICC case 4317 (1983);
Sole arbitrator, ICC case 4406 (1984); published in 1986, Rev. arb., no3, p. 469;
Sole arbitrator, ICC case 4907 (1985);
Chairman of Tribunal, ICC case 5403 (1987);
Counsel, ICC case 5105 (1988);
Counsel, ICC case 5864 (1989);
Chairman of Tribunal, ICC case 5652 (1989);
Counsel, ICC case 5976 (1989);
Counsel, ICC case 5752 (1990);
Counsel, ICC case 6613 (1990);
Member of Tribunal, ICC case 5297 (1991);
Counsel, ICC case 6276 (1991);
Counsel, ICC case 6691 (1991);
Counsel, ICC case 6859 (1991);
Chairman of Arbitral Tribunal, ICC case 7151 (1991);
Counsel, ICC case 6733 (1992);
Member of Tribunal, ICC case 6677 (1992);
Counsel, Euro-Arab Arbitration system case 92200 (1992);
Counsel, ICC case 7205 (1993);
Counsel, Chambre Arbitrale de Paris, case no. PP/8992 (1993);
Counsel, ICC case 7639 (1994);
Counsel, ad hoc Arbitration (between a Saudi and an Italian party)
Counsel, ICC case 8288 (1995);
Arbitrator, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, case no. 1/94 (1995);
Chairman of Tribunal, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, case no. 24/91 (1995);
Chairman of Tribunal, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, case no. 95-97 (1998);
Arbitrator, ICC case 8433 (1995);
Arbitrator, ICC case 8245 (1995);
Arbitrator, ICC case 8808 (1996);
Counsel, Chambre Arbitrale de Paris, case no. PP/9246 (1996);
Counsel, LCIA case FT95/X31 (1996);
Chairman, ICC case 7245 (1996);
Counsel, ICC case 7478 (1997);
Counsel, ICC case 8374 (1997);
Counsel, ICC case 9088 (1997).
Counsel, ICC case 8921;
Counsel, ICC case 9001;
Chairman of Tribunal, ad hoc Arbitration, UNCITRAL ;
Chairman of Tribunal, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, case no95-97;
Chairman of Tribunal, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, case 120/98;
Counsel, ICC case n° 10912/ ACS;
Counsel, ICC case n° 9691/JK/DK;
Chairman of the Tribunal ICC case no. 12582/EC;
Chairman of the Tribunal ICC case no. 12583/EC;
Counsel, UNCITRAL (ad hoc) case no. 60320 SB/Ct;
Counsel, Cairo Regional Centre case no. 233/2001;
Counsel, ICC Arbitration case 12956/DK/RCH;
Arbitrator, Cairo Regional Center 382/2004;
Arbitrator, Cairo Regional Center 388/2004;
Arbitrator, Cairo Regional Center 486/2006;

PENDING CASES :
Counsel, ICC case no. 13054/EC;
Chairman of the Tribunal, G.C.C. Commercial Arbitration Center, case no. 20A/SxS/ 2007;
Chairman of the Tribunal, ICC.  Case no. 14690/EC (2007).

PUBLICATIONS:

Books published:

  1. Legal System of Petroleum in Saudi Arabia, in French (Beirut 1979; Maison du Liban) and Arabic (Beirut 1982 – Naufal);
  2. L'arbitrage dans les pays arabes in French (Paris 1988; Economica);
  3. Arbitration with the Arab Countries in English (Deventer 1990; Kluwer);
  4. Arbitration in Arabic (Paris 1990, Naufal) (four volumes: Volume I- Provisions and Sources, Volume II; Arbitration in the Arab Countries, Volume III- International Arbitration, Volume IV; Documentation on Arbitration);
  5. Encyclopedia of Arbitration (in Arabic), (2 vol.),1998, Dar Al Maaref , Egypt;
  6. Arbitration with the Arab Countries in English (Deventer 1998; Kluwer);
  7. Encyclopedia of Arbitration (in Arabic), 3rd version, (3 vol.), to be published in 2008, Al Halabi Publishers , Beirut.

ARTICLES PUBLISHED :
L'intérêt en Droit Musulman in Proche-Orient Etudes Juridiques, 1984, Revue de la Faculté de Droit et de Sciences Politiques, Université Saint-Joseph-Beyrouth.
Le Centre Arabe d'Arbitrage Commercial à Rabat (Convention Arabe d'Amman sur l'arbitrage commercial 1987) in Revue de l'arbitrage, no4, 1989 (Bulletin du Comité Français de l'Arbitrage, Librairies Techniques).
L'arbitrage en Arabie Saoudite in Revue de l'Arbitrage, no2, 1981, p.239.
Arbitration in Saudi Arabia under the new Arbitration Act. 1983 and its Implementation Rules of 1985 in Journal of International Arbitration, Part One, Volume 3, no3 September 1986, p.27, Part Two, Volume 3, no 4, December 1986, p.23.
The Moslem Arbitration Law in Proceedings International Bar Association, Arab Comparative & Commercial Law, Volume I, Graham & Trotman (1987) Paper 14, p. 323.
General Introduction on Arbitration in Arab Countries in International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, Pieter Sanders'; Kluwer (Suppl. II January 1990).
Interest in Moslem Law in the ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin, Vo. 3/no1, May 1992, p. 47.
La nouvelle loi sur l'arbitrage de l'Etat des Emirats Arabes Unis, in Revue de l'Arbitrage, no2, 1993, p. 229.
The Qatari Arbitration Act A Study, in Journal of International Arbitration, Volume 10, no 2, June 1993, p. 143.
The New Yemeni Arbitration Act-A Study, in Journal of International Arbitration, Volume 11, no2, June 1994, p. 51.
Saudi Arabia accedes to the New York Convention A study, in Journal of International Arbitration, Volume 11, no3, September 1994, p. 87.
Cour de Cassation Egyptienne (Ch.civ. et com.) 23 décembre 1991, in Revue de l'Arbitrage, no4, 1994, p. 757.
La loi libanaise sur l'arbitrage, A study, in AL-ADL, Revue de l'Ordre des Avocats, Beirut, Special Issue, 1994, 2;
The New Egyptian Arbitration Act in Civil and Commercial Matters A study, in Journal of International Arbitration, Volume 12, no 2, June 1995, p.65.
Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in the Arab Countries A study, in Arbitration International, Volume 11, no 2, 1995, p.169.
The Kuwaiti Judicial Arbitration Act 1995, A study, in Arbitration International, Volume 12, no1, 1996, p. 101.
The Lebanese Arbitration Act. A study, Journal of International Arbitration, Volume 13, no3, September 1996, p. 39.
The New Omani Arbitration Act in Civil and Commercial Matters, A study, Journal of International Arbitration, Volume 14, no4, December 1997, Kluwer, p. 59.
La Nouvelle Loi sur l'Arbitrage du Sultanat d'Oman, Revue de l'Arbitrage, 1997; no4, p. 527.
The New Arbitration Act of Sultanate of Oman, Mealey's International Arbitration Report, December 1997, Volume 12, no 12.
International Arbitral Procedural and Evidence, Journal of Arab Arbitration, May 1999, Volume 1, p.16.
La Nouvelle Loi Jordanienne sur l'Arbitrage, Revue de l'Arbitrage 2002, No 2 The Lebanese Review of Arab and International Arbitration (in Arabic) No 22.
Guarantee of Investments and Amendment of the Lebanese Law on Arbitration, The Journal of World Investment, February 2003, Vol. 4, No 1.

Languages : English, French and Arabic