Céline Abi Habib Kanakri Joins BLK Partners

 BLK Partners has announced the admission of Céline Abi Habib Kanakri as a Partner at the Firm and her appointment as the Co-Head of BLK’s Regional Dispute Resolution Practice.

Céline, who will be based at BLK’s Dubai offices, brings over 19 years of experience in international arbitration, specializing in commercial, construction, and real estate matters, as well as alternative dispute resolution within the GCC. Her distinguished career includes serving as an arbitrator with renowned institutions such as the ICC, the LCIA, and the DIAC.

Céline has earned acclaim in prominent legal publications such as Asian Legal Business and Legal 500, where she was recognized as one of the MENA Super 50 lawyers for 2022 and maintained consistent rankings for her proficiency in construction and dispute resolution. Additionally, she is featured in the Legal 500 Private Practice Arbitration Powerlist for the Middle East Region in both 2022 and 2023, affirming her status as a leading authority in arbitration. Notably, she was acknowledged by DIAC as the top sole arbitrator under the age of 40, highlighting her exceptional abilities and commitment to excellence.

Céline’s admission aims to bolster BLK’s regional Dispute Resolution Practice and further develop the firm’s capacity to deliver top-tier legal services to its valued clients. This move marks a significant milestone in Céline’s career and is expected to bring new vigor to the Dispute Resolution practice at BLK Partners.