Mohamed Y. Alem
Name: Mohamed Y. Alem
Firm Name: Alem & Associates
Jurisdiction: Lebanon
Practice Area: ADR Law

Telephone: +961 (0)1 99 97 17
Fax: +961 (0)1 99 96 07

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Professional Biography:

Mohamed Alem is the founder and managing partner of Alem & Associates and focuses his practice on alternative dispute resolution, energy, and complex commercial cross-border transactions.

Mohamed advises public and private clients on concession in energy projects, roads and public lighting, PPP projects, energy generation and distribution, and maintenance works of industrial and petrochemical facilities.

With more than 20 years of experience in international and domestic arbitration, as well as commercial transactions with special emphasis on real estate, telecommunication, foreign direct investment, financial structuring and aviation. Mohamed Alem has built a regional reputation as one of the leading Arab lawyers operating in the Middle East region.

Mohamed Alem is often requested to advise Governments and State owned enterprises on legislative reforms and regulatory developments as benchmarked to international best practices. He is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences on a multitude of currently legal subjects.

Mohamed is also considered one of the upcoming Arab leaders through his contribution to domestic and regional efforts in promoting core values of modern societies such as freedom, democracy, human rights and transparency.

He is currently co-chairing the Beirut Committee of Human Rights Watch (HRW), acting as Secretary General for the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA) and the Lebanese Centre for Policy Studies (LCPS). He is also chairing the Lebanese Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

Arbitration and ADR Practice Practice:

Our Arbitration and ADR Practice Group has the skills and extensive expertise to handle the most complex cases. We have experience in resolving disputes in accordance with the rules of major international arbitral institutions including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). We also counsel on arbitration cases conducted according to the rules of the Beirut Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).

Our team of lawyers shares experiences as arbitrators, counsels, members of Dispute Adjucation Boards, and mediators, bringing a multi-leveled approach to Arbitration and ADR. The impressive team is able to interfere at any stage, from the preliminary work to the choice of arbitrators, and the enforcement of arbitration awards.

Additionally, we provide mediation as a tool to resolve complex business cases. We strongly believe that mediation is an effective mechanism to resolve conflict from the root level and that with an applied and active mediator, parties are able to resolve their business disputes through structured recognition and control over final outcome. We have mediated a wide range of matters including investment, banking, commercial and labor related disputes.

Alem & Associates:

Alem & Associates is a regional boutique legal power house designed to provide state-of-the-art legal services blended with knowledge of the local heritage. By embracing change and understanding the business of our clients, we are able to provide a high-end approach integrated with transparency and a vibrant mindset. We find the right legal solutions by looking beyond the paperwork, taking into consideration our client’s business and the environment in which they operate.

Alem & Associates provides a personal touch, tailor-made approach to the needs of its clients and those of their business, with a style that integrates expertise with experience to maximize the available opportunities. We focus on adding value and providing good advice about the right legal solution.

With our unflinching commitment to excellence, we are never satisfied with the status quo, consistently looking to stay ahead. We are able to do so because we truly believe in taking our job seriously, while remembering to never take ourselves too seriously.

Founded in 1959 by Youssef Alem, one of the most known and prominent lawyers in Lebanon, the firm was reshaped to its current standing by Mohamed Alem. Indeed, Mohamed undertook to build on the reputation and tradition of the past, a young law firm for modernity.

Strong with this spirit, Alem & Associates was able to bring together a team of lawyers and legal counsels that grew into a dynamic, young, resourceful and continuously evolving group.

Alem & Associates regularly advises clients throughout the world, with a focus on the Middle East, on issues including corporate, regulatory, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, capital markets, banking & finance, energy & environment, aviation, franchising, agency and distribution and construction. The firm has also owned an excellent reputation for its litigation and arbitration work.