The Lebanese Arbitration and Mediation Center (LAMC) is an institution that provides administration and monitoring services for arbitration and mediation proceedings in Lebanon. It caters the local and international business communities, private and public institutions and the government.
LAMC consists of the Lebanese Arbitration Center which was founded in 1995 and the Lebanese Mediation Center which was founded in 2012.
LAMC’s services are not confined to the conduct of arbitration and include a wide range of other ADR procedures. LAMC also acts as administrator and appointing authority in ad hoc proceedings.
LAMC operates under a three-tier structure, comprising the Secretariat, the Court of Arbitration and the Board of Trustees.
The Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Center and the administration of all disputes referred to LAMC, for both arbitration and mediation.
Every case is diligently administered, but the extent of administrative support depends on the circumstances of each case.
The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary General who is the principal point of contact between the Center, the Court of Arbitration and the Board of Trustees.
The Court of Arbitration supervises arbitral proceedings and ensures the proper application of the LAMC Rules of Arbitration. It is assisted by the Secretariat in helping the parties and arbitrators in overcoming procedural hurdles.It is composed of 5 members, amongst which a President and a Vice-President. The Court shall carry out the functions provided for in the LAMC Rules of of Arbitration in force and in its by-laws, particularly the following:
The Board of Trustees is composed of eminent experts in the field of international arbitration and business:
The Board of Trustees shall carry out the following functions: