Lebanese Arbitration and Mediation Center

Who We Are

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.

1- The Secretariat

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.

2- The Court of Arbitration

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:

  • Deciding on whether not to proceed with arbitral proceedings;
  • Deciding on the confirmation or the rejection of the appointment of nominated arbitrators;
  • Deciding on the removal and challenge of arbitrators;
  • Deciding on whether to deprive any party of its right to appoint a substitute arbitrator;
  • Deciding on consolidation of arbitrations; 
  • Determining, the fees of the arbitral tribunal at a figure higher or lower than that which would result from the application of the scales of fees annexed to the Rules.

3- The Board of Trustees

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:

  • Approving the general policy of the Centre and supervising its implementation ;
  • Approving any amendments to the LAMC Rules of Arbitration and its by-laws;
  • Issuing by-laws regulating the activities of the Court of Arbitration including any applicable fees;
  • Adopting the annual report on the activities and functions of the Court of Arbitration;
  • Appointing the Secretary-General;
  • Proposing and approving memberships of the Panel of Arbitrators in accordance with the standards set out in the LAMC Rules of Arbitration.

Upcoming events

Upcoming news

The new LAMC Rules of Arbitration will be launched soon.