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Aline Tanielian


Aline Tanielian

Practice Areas

Arbitration, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Banking & Finance Law, Aviation Law, Business Law.


Dr. Tanielian heads the Firm’s Arbitration practice, and has been in charge of numerous arbitration proceedings before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Beirut Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC), in addition to several ad hoc arbitration proceedings. She is a member of the ICC Arab Arbitration Group and Arbitral Women.

She is active in the legal society and has been part of a great number of arbitration conferences organized by the ICC, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Cuban Lebanese Economic Forum. Notable recent appearances include the conference organized by the ICC Young Arbitrators’ Forum titled “Nuts and Bolts of International Arbitration – Selecting the Seat” on July 2017 in Beirut, as well as the “La Réforme du Code de Commerce Libanais” and “Investing Withdrawn US Dollars in Successful Lebanese Companies: The Advantages of Preferred Shares” conferences between 2018 and 2019.

Since 2012, Dr. Tanielian has been a lecturer of Commercial Law at Saint-Joseph University. She is a regular contributor to literary outlets including Le Commerce du Levant and specialized academic journals.
Aline has extensive experience in company and commercial law, including securitizations, issuances of preferred shares, GDRs and subordinated bonds by Lebanese banks, as well as experience in drafting the constitutions of financial institutions and opening representative offices of foreign banks in Lebanon. Her expertise also includes drafting shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements and other contracts, particularly for supermarket chains, malls, distributors, financial institutions and NGOs.
For many years, she has been trusted to carry out due diligence proceedings on behalf of established companies and start-ups, working on their set-up and follow-up, opening branches and REP offices thereof, and mergers and acquisitions operations. Dr. Tanielian has served as counsel on aviation matters, representing airlines and their insurers in order to settle disputes with families of airplane crash victims. She also took part in the legal verification of the Arabic version of the foreign investment legal framework in Cuba.
She was admitted to the Beirut Bar Association in 2007.


University of Paris II- Panthéon Assas (LL.D- 2012), topic of thesis: “The efficiency of shareholders’ agreements in unlisted companies (Comparative study between French and Lebanese laws)” under the supervision of Professor Michel Germain.

Saint-Joseph University (LL.M Banking & Finance Law- 2006), topic of dissertation: “Preferred shares issued by Lebanese banks” under the supervision of the Dean Professor Richard Chemaly, published in Proche-Orient Etudes Juridiques (2011).

Lebanese University- Francophone Branch (LL.M Arbitration & Dispute Resolution- 2002), topic of dissertation: “Estoppel in Lebanese and French laws?”

Saint-Joseph University- Beirut (License of Law- 2001).


Arabic, English, French, Armenian.