Charbel is the firm's Managing Partner and the Chair of its International Arbitration practice. He is member of the New York, Paris and Beirut bars. Charbel has more than a decade of experience in international arbitration and litigation, including investor-state arbitration and international commercial arbitration in the Americas, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Charbel has acted as counsel and advisor to private parties and counsels in arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), ICC, UNCITRAL, and LCIA.
In addition, Charbel provides legal advice to companies in complex corporate matters. In that capacity, he has represented major airlines, pharmaceutical and F&B companies in multi-million dollar restrucutrings.
Charbel is fluent in Arabic, French, and English and proficient in Spanish.
Lead counsel in an ICSID annulment proceeding filed by U.S. investors against a Central American country.
Counsel in an ICSID arbitration dealing with a multiple million-dollar tax credit claim against a Central American country.
Serving as counsel to parties and expert in international arbitral procedures (ad hoc and before arbitral institutions).
Providing legal representation on the execution, appeal, and annulment of arbitration awards in Lebanese courts.
Advising numerous well-established banks and businesses, among them several Fortune 500 companies, as well as start-ups, governments, and state-owned entities, on all types of legal issues, including international arbitration law, commercial law, corporate law, administrative law, and banking law.
Representing a foreign government on various public international law issues, including the overhaul of its domestic arbitration laws, as well as its accession to major arbitration treaties and instruments.