Celine Abi Habib Kanakri

Celine Abi Habib Kanakri

Lawyer/ legal consultant- Partner in the International Arbitration Practice of Kennedys Law LLP Dubai office- I sit as counsel and arbitrator.

Firm or Organisation
Kennedys

Present Position
Partner International Arbitration practice of of Kennedys Law LLP Dubai office

Type of Practitioner
Arbitrator, Counsel

Nationality
lebanese

Country of Residence
United Arab Emirates

Practice Areas
Arbitration

Experience
Arbitrator- Counsel in commercial, construction and real estate disputes with more than 14 years experience in the UAE. Civil Lawyer fluent in English, French and Arabic.

Bar Admission
Lebanon

Education
Saint Joseph University- Lebanon

Publications
 Author, “The overarching obligation to act in good faith in contracts governed by UAE law - legal regime and practice”, Mondaq, October 2019  Co-author, “An overview of EPC Contracts in the UAE”, Mondaq, 2019  Co-author, "A sneak peek into the new DIAC 2018 Arbitration Rules", Lexis Nexis Middle East, December 2017.  Co-author, "Legal issues relating to construction contracts in the UAE", Practical Law's Construction and Projects Global Guide, October 2017.  Co-author, "Comparison of UAE and DIFC-seated Arbitrations", Practical Law's Arbitration Global Guide 2017, July 2017. Author, "UAE Construction Sector: Know The Legal Do’s And Don’ts", Gulf Business, May 2015.  Co-author, "Arbitration in Dubai: A Basic Primer", The Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration, February 2011.  Co-author, "Damages and Contracts in the UAE", The In-House Lawyer, March 2010.

Teaching
Not available

Other Information
I sit as arbitration with leading international and domestic institutions the like of the ICC, the DIFC-LCIA and DIAC. I was awarded by DIAC the prize of best sole arbitrator below the age of 40. I am a regular speaker at international arbitration events and conferences. I contributed in drafting and commenting on several UAE decrees, laws and regulations and in putting together the training material of the CLPD program of the Dubai Legal Affairs Department.

CV
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Email
celine.kanakri@kennedyslaw.com

Professional Address

Address
1101 Conrad Tower- Sheikh Zayed Road

City
Dubai

Country
United Arab Emirates

Telephone
0097143503636

Mobile
00971503951572

Email
celine.kanakri@kennedyslaw.com

Site
http://www.kennedyslaw.com

Languages

  • English: Proficient
    • Conduct DR proceedings
    • Represent clients as an advocate in DR proceedings
    • Testify orally
    • Draft opinions, reports, agreements, decisions, orders or awards
    • Understand written documents
  • Arabic: Native Fluency
    • Conduct DR proceedings
    • Represent clients as an advocate in DR proceedings
    • Testify orally
    • Draft opinions, reports, agreements, decisions, orders or awards
    • Understand written documents
  • French: Proficient
    • Conduct DR proceedings
    • Represent clients as an advocate in DR proceedings
    • Testify orally
    • Draft opinions, reports, agreements, decisions, orders or awards
    • Understand written documents
  • : Conversational