Zeina Mohamad Ahmad

Syria

Educational Level and WORK EXPERIENCE: Bachelor Degree of Law – Tishreen University, Master Degree of Law – Damascus University. License of Law. Lawyer /Specialized lecturer in the field of the international commercial arbitration and law / certified arbitrator in the field of domestic and international commercial arbitration. Member of the Research Institute of the Labor Observatory for Research and Strategic Studies in Damascus. The title of arbitrator supported by the systems of institutional integrity management in accordance with the international standard ISO 37001 accredited by the Swedish Academy SBA-AB Sweden (Swedish Fellowship). The title of quality arbitrator approved in companies contracts cases governed and depended on management and compliance management systems according to the international ISO- MSS and Basel from Qualitas UK (British Fellowship). A lawyer with Tartous Bar Association. A lecturer and trainer specialized in the field of the international commercial arbitration and law at several arbitration centers in Syria and a number of universities and with the Bar Association in Damascus and Tartous. A lecturer in the field of law and arbitration at the Syrian British Center (SBC) in Tartous. A certified arbitrator in the field of international and domestic commercial arbitration with several arbitration centers in Syria, according to the decisions made to publish those centers in the official newspaper by the Syrian Ministry of Justice. Those enters include: Damascus International Commercial Arbitration Center (Damascus), Al-Wefaq Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center (Damascus), Syrian International and Domestic Commercial Arbitration Center (Aleppo), the International Arbitration Center (Tartous – Safita). Legal consultant for the Private University for Science and Technology in 2011 and 2012 and hold a certificate of experience in this regard in both Arabic and English languages. Certificate of completion from ADB Institute - Asian Development Bank for completing the course: Financial Globalization Capital Flows, and the global financial cycle. Certificate from King,s College London for completing the course: Introduction to Business Management. Certificate from University of Leeds and Institute of Coding for completing the course: Communication and Interpersonal Skills at work. Certificate of completion from ADB Institute - Asian Development Bank for completing the course: Introduction to Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific. Scientific Certificates: Certificate of arbitration certified by the Swedish Academy SBA-AB Sweden and the Swedish Foreign Ministry (an arbitrator supported by the systems of institutional integrity management in accordance with the international standard ISO 37001 accredited by the Swedish Academy SBA-AB Sweden) (Swedish Fellowship). Certificate of arbitration certified by the British Qualitas UK (quality arbitrator approved in companies contracts cases governed and depended on management and compliance management systems according to the international ISO- MSS and Basel adopted by Qualitas UK) (British Fellowship). A certified certificate by the Quality Makers Center for Negotiations, International Arbitration and Substitute Means to solve Disputes for the scientific program of quality arbitration of the governed international and commercial investment companies and banks in cooperation with Smart Business Academy in Sweden, Qualitas Britain and Arab Quality Makers. A certified certificate by the Quality Makers Center for Negotiations, International Arbitration and Substitute Means to solve Disputes for the scientific program of Integrity Management and Bribe Control according to the international standard ISO 37001 and to prepare an arbitrator supported by the instructional integrity management and bribe control systems in conjunction with the International Conference of Transparency and Integrity held in Paris in cooperation with Smart Business Academy in Sweden, Qualitas Britain and Arab Quality Makers. A certificate certified by the International chamber of Commerce (ICC) Syria for participating in the conference organized by the chamber to mark the centenary of the founding of the International Chamber of Commerce – Paris entitled (the International arbitration and its role in attracting investment and the reconstruction of Syria). Fidaa Society for Community Development and Syrian researchers certificate within Link opportunity campaign. A certificate certified by Aleppo University (preparing the international arbitrator) on 23/4/2009. A certificate certified by Damascus University for the arbitrator and arbitration tribunal (the Arbitrator) and arbitration proceedings on 9/3/2010. A certificate given by the arbitration committee of Al-Wefaq Academic Research Prize for achieving the first place in the legal academic research field (arbitration of engineering contracts) 26/10/2015. Researcher in the field of law and honored by the General Conference of Arab Lawyers, held in Tunis on 17 March 2019 for my research entitled leadership and excellence in legal work. I have many academic legal researches published in the Syrian Lawyers Magazine. A tribute and appreciation from the Bar Association Chairman in the Syrian Arab Republic, Lawyer Nizar Al-Skaif, for the efforts made in promoting the culture of commercial arbitration as a new and important law in resolving civil and commercial disputes and for providing important publications in the field of law. Certificate from the Syndicate of Syrian Engineers and the Arab Consulting Engineering Bureau and Institutions Authority in engineering and international contracts and the settlement of their disputes, 21/6/2009. Successfully passed the official fellowship exam in Arab arbitration at the University of Damascus in cooperation between the Faculty of Law at the University of Damascus and the Arab Institute in Jordan for arbitration and alternative settlements (Aiadr) on 6-5-2010. Certificate in international arbitration (international arbitration in order to meet the requirements of international trade) based on the Syrian Arbitration Law No. 4 of 2008 from the Syrian Center for Domestic and International Arbitration, the Arab Navigation Chamber and the Bar Association of Tartous, 18/11/2009. A certificate certified by the Bar Association of Tartous and the Justice Center for Conciliation and Arbitration entitled Marine Insurance and Arbitration, 11/11/2010. PERSONAL SKILLS: Mother tongue(s) Arabic. Foreign language(s): English. Communication skills: good communication skills gained through my experience as lecturer in the field of the international commercial arbitration and law. Organisational / managerial skills ▪ Team work spirit and co-operation ▪ Hard worker under stress. Job-related skills ▪ Teaching skills as I currently work as professor assistant at several arbitration centers in Syria And several universities and with the Bar Association in Damascus and Tartous. ▪ Good Communication, Presentation, and Leadership skills. Digital skills ▪ Expert user of Microsoft Office ▪ Expert user of SPSS ▪ Good at Photoshop and scanner using ▪ Professional in dealing with internet, search engines and browse through the web ▪ ICDL Certified Honours and awards: Hold first place at the level of the Syrian Arab Republic in the field of the legal academic research (Al-Wefaq Award in the Academic Research - 2015) in the field of engineering contracts arbitration. The research was adopted as a reference in the Al-Assad Library in Damascus, and as a reference for the engineering and contracting companies contributing in reconstructing the modern Syria. The prize was given on 26/10/2015 by Al-Wefaq Center for Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center (Damascus) under an official sponsorship of the Syrian Ministry of Justice, the Syrian Bar Association, the Syndicate of Engineers and Contractors in Damascus, the Syrian media (TV, Radio and Electronic) and the National Syria Youth Imprint Association as the social sponsor. Researcher in the field of law and honored by the General Conference of Arab Lawyers, held in Tunis on 17 March 2019 for my research entitled leadership and excellence in legal work. A tribute and appreciation from the Bar Association Chairman in the Syrian Arab Republic, Lawyer Nizar Al-Skaif, for the efforts made in promoting the culture of commercial arbitration as a new and important law in resolving civil and commercial disputes and for providing important publications in the field of law. Honored by several arbitration centers in Syria and obtained appreciation certificates for efforts exerted to publish the culture of arbitration in 2014 and 2015. Certificate of Appreciation from the Syrian youth imprint foundation for the efforts made in serving the country and developing society, date 26/10/2015. Summit and work experience with organizations: I was chosen to participate in Dhaka OIC Youth Capital Resilient Youth Leadership Summit at 27 - 28 July 2020 . and the Bootcamp with the association of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh and University of Cambridge. Practical researches and applied workshops with the Syrian Society for Social Development and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on many topics, most importantly (social justice, gender equality, women's rights, children's rights, rights of people with special needs, real estate ownership, and the personal status law). Worker rights - Witness rights in international criminal law as required by the community workshops with the Syrian researchers and the Fada Society for Community Development. many volunteer activities, with youth organizations, particularly JCI.( member of JCI Syria ) also participated in several campaigns to educate school students as well as young students ahead of the labor market by providing advice in the legal field of contracts and worker rights in accordance with the Syrian legislation. Legal academic books (lectures) I am teaching at the Bar Associations Branches and Arbitration Centers in Syria. To achieve a work environment favorable to women from the requirements of the first scientific conference held by the Labor Observatory for Research and Strategic Studies. A research of leadership and excellence in the legal work adopted as a working paper at the Arab Lawyers Conference in Tunisia, held from 15-17 March 2019. Practical steps to initiate the arbitration case (domestic and international) Agreement - Arbitration Tribunal the arbitration panel terms of reference, as contained in the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC). -Drafting contracts with practical training and Evidences in the lawsuit. -Administrative arbitration procedures (comparative study).-Drafting the arbitration agreement.-Types of arbitration agreements (institutional - free).-Arbitration: formal and substantive terms - defenses.-Arbitration procedures in accordance with the provisions of the Syrian Arbitration Law No. 4 of 2008. -Arbitral award-Judicial authority to oversee arbitrators' awards (case of invalidity).-Enforcement the arbitrators awards. -Enforce the international and foreign arbitrators awards in accordance with the provisions of the New York Convention.-The most important difficulties - the practical problems facing the process of the international commercial arbitration in Syria.-Proposals to amend the new Syrian Arbitration Law No. 4/2008. Legal academic books: First book (2012) entitled (implement the domestic – international commercial – foreign arbitrators award), according to the provisions of the Syrian Arbitration Law and New York Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards (New York, 1958). Second book (2015) entitled: Arbitration (Agreement – Procedure – Award) according to the provisions of the new Syrian Arbitration Law No. 4/2008. Third Book (2016) entitled: Arbitration of Engineering Contracts which won Al-Wefaq Prize for legal academic research in the first place in the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at present as a reference at Al Assad National Library and which acquired an academic property protection according to the document deposited with the Directorate of Copyright and Related Rights Protection, Ministry of Culture under No. 3495. Fourth Book (2018) entitled: The method of completing arbitration in domestic and international legislation. Fifth Book (2020) entitled: Proceedings of the Administrative Arbitration (comparative study).

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