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Aline Tanielian

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Aline Tanielian

Practice Areas

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

Experience

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 ArbitralWomen.
She is active in the legal society and has been part of a great number of conferences organized by the ICC, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Cuban Lebanese Economic Forum. Notable recent appearances include her participation as speaker at 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Seat” on July 2017 in Beirut, as well as at the conferences “La Réforme du Code de Commerce Libanais” and “Investing Withdrawn US Dollars in Successful Lebanese Companies: The Advantages of Preferred Shares” between 2018 and 2019.
Since 2012, Dr. Tanielian has been a lecturer of Commercial Law at Saint-Joseph University (Beirut). She holds an LL.M in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from the Lebanese University (Francophone branch- Beirut), an LL.M in Banking and Finance Law from Saint-Joseph University (Beirut), and an LL.D from the University of Paris II- Panthéon Assas (Paris), where she specialized in comparative differences between the Lebanese and French legal systems’ approach to shareholders’ agreements in unlisted companies. She is a regular contributor to literary outlets including Le Commerce du Levant, Legal Agenda and specialized academic journals.
Dr. Tanielian 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 the constitutions of financial institutions and the opening of 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 representative 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.

Education

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

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

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).

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.

 

Publications

Les actions de préférence émises par les banques libanaises (POEJ 2011)

L'efficacité des conventions de vote (Revue Al Adl 2015, n. 4)

La détermination prima facie de l’existence d’une convention d’arbitrage (Revue libanaise de l'arbitrage 2017, n. 78 et 79, p. 71 et s.)

Les actions de préférence des sociétés libanaises, un investissement alternatif (Le Commerce du Levant, juin 2020 : https://www.lecommercedulevant.com/article/29825-les-actions-de-preferen...)

Are virtual hearings valid under the Lebanese law? (Legal Agenda, September 2020, in Arabic) : https://legal-agenda.com/

Languages

Arabic, English, French, Armenian.