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Al Tamimi & Company

EMAAR TOWERS, TOWER B, 11TH FLOOR, 6TH CIRCLE, PO BOX 18055, 11195 AMMAN, JORDAN
Tel:
Work +962 6 577 7415
Email:
Web:
https://www.tamimi.com

Khaled Saqqaf

Tel:
Work 0096265777415
Email:
Web:
www.tamimi.com
Al Tamimi & Company

Work Department

Corporate Commercial, Corporate Advisory

Position

Partner, Head of Jordan & Iraq Offices

Career

Khaled is a Partner and Head of the Jordan and Iraq offices of Al Tamimi & Company.

A highly experienced corporate commercial lawyer, Khaled regularly advises on some of the largest transactions in Jordan and Iraq. He practices in capital markets, M&A and due diligence transactions, drafting and reviewing all types of commercial contracts, structuring and restructuring of businesses, as well as advising on regulatory, labour, property, e-commerce and IT related issues.

Khaled’s experience further extends to banking and finance, where he advises Lenders and institutional investors on banking incorporation and regulation, the underwriting and syndication of loans, restructuring of conventional and Islamic debt, debt recovery, and secured commercial lending.

Khaled has a deep understanding of the legal and judiciary systems of Jordan, having acted as special counsel in connection with drafting the laws and amendments to the privatized Telecommunications and Postal sectors.

In addition to his professional experience, Khaled was a commercial law lecturer at the Faculty of Law at AlZaytoonah University – Jordan, as well as being a certified mediator and arbitrator to the Amman Stock Exchange.

He has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Chambers & Partners, IFLR and Legal 500.

Languages

English, Arabic

Member

1997 – Jordan Bar Association

Education

1996 – Masters Degree (LLM), University of Kent

1995 – Bachelor Degree, University of Jordan


Iraq

Local law firms

Within: Local law firms

Al Tamimi & Company handles M&A, transactional due diligence, financing and licensing deals, often in the context of project development mandates. Of recent note, a cross-office regional team advised an international telecoms company on its acquisition of a telecoms group incorporated in Kurdistan. Additionally, Khaled Saqqaf, who heads the Jordan and Iraq practices, advised China Export Import Bank on the seller-factoring financing of an EPC contract entered into with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity, and also advised on certain licensing aspects of the underlying power plant project. Mohammed Norri heads the firm's Baghdad office and Jawad Khalaf is also recommended.

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Jordan

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Khaled Saqqaf - Al Tamimi & Company

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Al Tamimi & Company's well-regarded office in Amman works closely with the firm's impressive network of offices throughout the Middle East, offering clients a strong integrated service. Office head Khaled Saqqaf divides his time between Jordan and Iraq and is backed up by a strong team of senior associates, including Dana Abduljaleel and Zeina Al Nabih. The team handles a broad range of commercial matters, including M&A, employment, franchising, and day-to-day matters. The firm is a popular choice among major banks, including Standard Chartered, which it acted for on the financing of a major clothes manufacturer. Mohannad Jarrar was a new arrival in 2019 from International Business Legal Associates (IBLAW).

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Al Tamimi & Company has a strong record handling major energy projects, where it acts for lenders and sponsors. Recently it advised Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company on a 200MW solar energy project in Tilal Al Rukban. Other clients include Eagle Hills, Standard Chartered Bank and National Bank of Kuwait. Khaled Saqqaf leads the team.

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