The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
Work +962 79 841 5555
Fax +962 6 463 4277

Sharif Zu'bi

Work +962 79 841 5555
Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Projects Sections


Senior partner specialised in the practice areas of mergers and acquisitions/joint ventures, privatisation and project finance in addition to foreign investment and judicial reform.


Trained Ali Sharif Zu'bi Law Office; qualified 1985; managing partner Ali Sharif Zu'bi Law Office 1985; Minister of Industry & Trade, Government of Jordan, April 2005 – November, 2006; Minister of Justice, Government of Jordan, November, 2006 – November, 2007; senior partner Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants since November 2007. Senator, Jordan's Upper House of Parliament November 2010 - November 2011; Member, Higher Council for the Interpretation of the Constitution November 2010 - November 2011; Member, the Senate's Legal Committee November 2010 - November 2011; Member of the Royal Commission for Judicial Reform and the Rule of Law, since October 2016. Expertise in M&A, privatisation and project finance. Directly involved with most of the substantial projects in Jordan. Was instrumental in updating Jordan's investment laws and initiating a massive overhaul and upgrade of the country's legal and judicial system. A frequent speaker in many international conferences and seminars on foreign investment and judicial reform as well as many other legal issues. Membership in: Vice-Chair to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, ICC Arab Arbitration Group, Board of Trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Centre Foundation (a Jordanian NGO), Board of Trustees of the King Abdullah II Centre for Excellence, Board of Directors of the Arab Jordan Investment Bank. Ex-Memberships/Posts: Member, Board of Directors of Royal Jordanian, Chairman of Jordan Investment Board, Chairman of Jordan Insurance Commission, Chairman of Jordan Industrial Estates Commission, Chairman of Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation, Chairman of Jordan Judicial Institute, Jordan's Economic and Social Council, Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Jordan, Board of Trustees of the International Academy of Amman (a Jordanian NGO), Chairman of the Council of the Arab Regional Forum of the International Bar Association.


Arabic and English.


Jordan Bar Association


University of Bristol, England (LLB Honours 1984 and LLM in Commercial Laws 1985).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Sharif Ali Zu’bi - Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants has a first-class reputation for corporate and commercial work, and its lawyers are held in high esteem throughout the market. The firm was involved in several premium mandates, and advised on the merger between International Petroleum Investment Company and Mubadala Development Company. Senior partner Sharif Ali Zu’bi is a leading figure in the market, as is corporate head Saleh Abdel Ati.

[back to top]

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Sharif Ali Zu’bi - Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to