Dr Amer Tabbara

Dr Amer Tabbara

Birmingham Law School
Assistant Professor of International Commercial Dispute Resolution

Contact details

University of Birmingham Dubai

Dr Tabbara is an assistant professor of international commercial dispute resolution. He has been practicing law since 2009. He has advised in a number of international disputes under various governing laws. Dr Tabbara is a certified arbitrator and sit as an arbitrator in domestic and international commercial disputes. Having studied, worked, and taught in several countries, Dr Tabbara is familiar with several legal systems (Lebanon, France, the UK, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE).


  • PhD in international litigation and arbitration, Paris 1 Sorbonne University, Paris, 2018
  • LLM in International and Comparative Dispute Resolution, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom, London, 2008.
  • Masters in International Private & International Commercial Law, University of Assas (Paris II), Paris, 2008.
  • BA in Law (Comparative French and Lebanese Law), Lebanese University - French Section (La filière francophone de droit), Beirut 2007.


Dr Amer is an assistant professor in international commercial dispute resolution. Before joining Birmingham University, he was holding a role as an assistant professor in law at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University in Saudi Arabia and practicing law as a dispute resolution lawyer.


  • International Oil and Gaz Contract (LLM Program)
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution (LLM Program)

Postgraduate supervision

• Private International Law (conflicts of law, conflicts of jurisdiction)
• International Commercial Arbitration
• International Investment Law and Arbitration
• Energy Law
• Law and Technology
• AI and Law


Dr Amer’s principal research interests are in the fields of International Commercial Dispute Resolution and Private International Law. He is the author of several publications in these areas.

His PhD entitled “Group actions in international litigation” published by L’Harmattan (France), addresses complex issues of conflict of laws and conflict of jurisdictions in the context of international group actions procedures.

Dr Amer has also published several articles in relation to the development of international commercial dispute resolution in the Middle East.  

Dr Amer’s research interest also covers the area of AI and Law.

Other activities

  • Dr Amer is practicing as an independent arbitrator.
  • He is a fellow of the Charted Institute of Arbitrators.
  • He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Law in the Middle East

Languages and other information

Dr Amer is fluent in Arabic, French and English