Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants is one of Jordan’s top destinations for complex domestic and international disputes. The firm handles a broad range of civil and administrative claims, with strong credentials in major banking, tax, construction and commercial agency disputes. Clients appreciate the firm’s ‘excellent follow up and regular updates‘ and its ‘highly qualified advocates‘. Senior partner Sharif Zu’bi is a top figure in the market and regularly leads on the firm’s most high profile disputes. He is backed by a strong team that includes highly experienced senior counsel and litigation head, Edward Qassisiya. Associate Rashed Khalifah also comes highly recommended, and is praised for being ‘always available to address any concern, and provide valuable input to issues as they arise‘.
Dispute resolution in Jordan
Sharif Ali Zu’bi; Edward Qassisiya
Other key lawyers:
‘The attention to details and due diligence conducted on every aspect of the issue at hand (commercial, legal, contractual). Opinion provided addresses all aspects of the issue to make an informative decision. Rashed Khalifah is always available to address any concern, and provide valuable input to issues as they arise. Strong knowledge in their respective areas of expertise, excellent communication skills, and reliable.’
‘Excellent follow up and regular updates. Get appropriate resources for the case. Highly qualified advocates and completely aware of the details and always ready to respond to queries whenever asked. We had this experience with Sharif Zubi and Rashid Khalifah.’
AES Levant Holding B.V.
Camel International Textiles Corporation
PepsiCo (Jordan Ice and Aerated Water Company LLC)
Jordan Phosphate Mines Company PLC
Jordan Bromine Company (Private Free Zones)
Airport International Group
Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
Gadora Tobacco PSC
First Insurance Company PLC
Al Zawrae Internation Company LLC
China Communications Construction Company
- Representing ABB AB and ABB S.p.A in a complex claim filed against them by the Central Electric Generating Company (CEGCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Jordanian government in relation to a fire incident that occurred at CEGCO’s largest power plant in Jordan, the Aqaba Thermal Plant.
- Successfully represented Jordan Phosphate Mines Company PLC in an international construction arbitration, seated in Paris, against an international EPC contractor responsible for constructing the New Phosphate Rock Terminal – the client’s largest exporting facility in Jordan.
- Representing Al Zawrae International Company, the largest exporter of tobacco products in Jordan, in one of the country’s largest tax claims.
A & T Najdawi Law Office
A & T Najdawi Law Office is a popular choice for an impressive variety of major domestic and international companies. Clients appreciate the team’s ‘honesty, transparency and their level of legal knowledge‘. Managing partner Thaer Najdawi and senior partner, criminal law head and former judge Ahmed Najdawi are singled out as ‘very good and experienced trial lawyers, but on top communicate very well and lucidly with the client‘. The firm’s expertise covers a range of issues including high-end cross border claims and international arbitrations, infrastructure disputes, and white collar crime. Private and public sector clients come from across a range of sectors including telecoms, IT, manufacturing, hospitality, transport, and construction.
Thaer Najdawi; Rasha Zaid-Kilani; Daniah Murad
‘A&T Najdawi Law has a strong dispute resolution practice that started a long time ago. The team is knowledgeable and has a professional attitude. Thaer Najdawi is highly regarded in the market.’
‘The team performance was excellent in managing the case and approaching the counterpart in the interest of the client in addition to its transparency and explaining the advantage and disadvantage of their legal moves. We valued their honesty, transparency and their level of legal knowledge.’
‘Both Thaer and Ahmed are extremely knowledgeable and experienced attorneys. They are very good and experienced trial lawyers, but on top communicate very well and lucidly with the client. In addition to a good representation in the local courts you get reporting in line with international standards.’
‘Thaer and Ahmad Najdawi both impress as skilled and dedicated professionals who are knowledgeable of the law and familiar with practice. They provide hands on advice and deliver results in the local courts.’
Jordan Telecommunications Company (Orange Jordan)
Consolidated Consultants for Engineering and Environment
Jordan Decapolis Investments and Decapolis for Financial Investments
Ministry of Transport
Al Rabya Hotels, Tourism and Commercial Centres Co. Ltd
Fuchs Oil Middle East
KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG
Abu Dhabi National Paper Mill
AMEREURASIAN COMPANY UK LLP
IHG Group (Intercontinental Holiday Inn)
Jordanian Construction Contractors Association
The Consortium of Central Contracting Establishment, Ahmad Badawieh Establishment and Zamil Steel Construction Company
Jordan Valley Authority
King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre
MBC FZ (Dubai)
Greater Amman Municipality
- Successfully acting on behalf of Jordan Telecommunications Company (Orange Jordan) in litigation proceedings involving a JOD 250 million claim, which was ultimately dismissed due to lack of jurisdiction.
- Acted KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG in a JOD 84 million dispute, involving the dismissal of a counterclaim.
- Acting for Consolidated Consultants Engineering and Environment in an arbitration claim of JOD 100 million before an international arbitral tribunal.
Al Tamimi & Company handles the full range of commercial, banking and employment disputes. The practice is also especially adept at representing clients in cross-border claims, with the firm’s impressive regional network adding significant value. The team also has good expertise in white collar crime cases, international arbitrations, and construction and engineering disputes. Practice head Samer Al Zuriekat has over 20 years’ experience in the market and represents a solid spread of private and public sector clients. He also has a good niche in maritime claims, representing shipping agents and shippers on a variety of disputes.
Samer Al Zuriekat
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)
National Bank of Kuwait (NBK)
Al Maabar Aqaba (Eagle Hills)
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Emirates Steel Industries
LG Electronics Levant
Beiersdorf (Nivea Middle East)
- Representing Emirates Steel Industries in relation to various monetary claims against their agent in Jordan. Concurrent proceedings have also been initiated in the UAE.
- Lead counsel to Standard Chartered Bank on the majority of its debt collection and security enforcement cases in Jordan.
- Successfully representing National Bank of Kuwait Jordan as security agent on behalf of the syndicate, in claims against a defaulting borrower.
Hammouri & Partners Attorneys At-Law has a ‘very understanding‘ disputes team that provides ‘straight forward practical legal solutions‘ and ‘very good knowledge and experience’ . The firm has a strong infrastructure in place to handle high volume debt recovery and insurance claims, an area where senior associate and head of litigation Omar Sawadha is especially active. Of counsel Yotta Pantoula-Bulmer also has a good track record for international claims. Clients single out managing partner Tariq Hammouri for being a ‘ great example for how a professional attorney shall be’.
Omar Sawadha; Yotta Pantoula-Bulmer
Other key lawyers:
‘Having a massive legal knowledge that allows the team to deliver a diversity of legal opinions on time without delay. In addition, to being a collaborative firm in all aspects as well as the flexibility in the matter of fees. The partners as well as the associates of Hammouri have a very good knowledge and experience in many aspects which make them unique and allow them to provide their clients with a straight forward practical legal solutions. Dr. Tariq Hammouri is a great example for how a professional attorney shall be.’
‘Very understanding team, cooperative, they understand the situation and helpful.’
Promedz-Jordan (known as Mehaniun in arabic)
Private Individual in medical products industry
Societe General Bank -Jordan
Marwan Al Kurdi & Partners Co Ltd
The International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities – Jordan (“VNG”)
DELTA Insurance Co.
Watania Insurance Co.
Safwa Islamic Bank
- Advising Al Safwa Insurance Company on its motor vehicle insurance claims.
- Advising the healthcare equipment and services company, Promedz – Jordan, on a variety of commercial litigation claims.
- Assisting the publicly listed real estate investor and developer, Al Rakaez, on its civil disputes.
Hashem Law Office
Hashem Law Office has a ‘very well organized and professional team’ which is noted for its ‘great dedication, coherence, and flexibility’. The team handles an array of civil and criminal cases, often with a strong cross-border element, and it also has good international arbitration credentials. Clients come from across a range of sectors including energy, petrochemicals and financial services. Recently the team has been involved in several high profile collective labour and construction claims. Fadi Hashem ‘provided in-depth examination of all particulars of the disputes. He is highly recommended’. Other key partners include Rami Hashem and Luay Arabyyat, noted as ‘a great litigator'.
Rami Hashem; Luay Arabyyat; Fadi Hashem
‘Very well organized and professional team. Luay Arabyyat is a great litigator. We are glad he is on our side.’
‘I noticed great dedication, coherence, and flexibility of the team members. The team consists of well experienced professionals. Fadi Hashem provided in-depth examination of all particulars of the disputes he was and still is handling. He is highly recommended.’
Haboob Chemicals Industries Establishment
NK Hospitality Evergreen IKE (Greece)
Nidus Real Estate S.A. (Greece)
Jordan Electric Power Company (Jordan)
Al Hashemiah Contracting Co
Nippon Jordan Fertilizer Company
Moayana Technical Consultancy (Saudi Arabia and Jordan)
Nemko AS (Jordan/Norway)
Mint Advertising and design Solutions (Jordan)
Tritea Maritime Ltd (Greece)
- Advising Al Hashemiah Contracting Co on disputes in Madrid relating to the sale of Popular Bank to Santander Bank.
- Regular litigation counsel to Jordan Electric Power Company on multiple cases.
- Advising Haboob Chemicals Industries Establishment on various claims arising from the construction of a new plant.
International Business Legal Associates (IBLAW) has several disputes lawyers with solid credentials in civil, criminal and administrative litigations and international arbitrations. Firas Malhas leads the department with strong support from partner Salim Kopti. Senior partner Salaheddin Bashir is an arbitrator, while Nancy Dababneh is the main contact for IP-related claims.
Other key lawyers:
Salim Kopti; Salaheddin Bashir; Nancy Dababneh
Osama Sukkari & Associates - Attorneys at Law
Osama Sukkari & Associates – Attorneys at Law regularly represents clients on high profile civil and criminal disputes. The team is also experienced in cross-border litigations and arbitrations, and often represents leading corporates, banks and NGOs. Osama Sukkari is experienced in this area.
Safwan Moubaydeen Law Firm in association with Dentons has a versatile disputes practice that is regularly sought out by major domestic and international clients. The firm handles a range of mandates including international arbitrations and mediations, as well as more localised labour, tax and customs, commercial and financial claims. Managing partner Safwan Moubaydeen divides his time between the Amman and Doha offices, and has a good track record in litigation. Partner Ala’ George Musleh is also active in this area. Legal consultant and litigation head Dia Zaiter covers commercial, banking and regulatory disputes and is especially active on the tax litigation side.
Safwan Moubaydeen; Ala’ George Musleh
Other key lawyers:
adidas Levant Limited
Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
American University of Madaba
Fujeij Wind Power Company
Philadelphia Solar Company
Gama Güç Sistemleri Mühendislik ve Taahhüt A.Ş.
Digital Systems for Trading Co. (OSN Group)
Discover Jordan Tours
- Advising adidas Jordan in regards to all litigation and mediation matters in Jordan including customs, employment, financial, and leasing claims.
- Advising Citibank on various litigation matters, including 11 ongoing lawsuits in relation to financial claims and criminal complaints.
- Representing Philadelphia Solar Company before the Courts of Jordan in approximately 15 lawsuits including financial claims, customs and tax issues, and employment law.
Sanad Law Group in association with Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is praised for its ‘hands on‘ lawyers who bring ‘international standards‘ to their disputes practice. Cross-border claims feature prominently, and the firm’s clients benefit from its regional and global network, particularly when it comes to international arbitration. Managing partner Ghaleb Al Faraj and Hani Kurdi are both experienced disputes lawyers, and Kurdi has good experience of telecoms and aviation-related claims. The team is also seeing an increase in insolvency-related disputes, and is well versed in dispute avoidance and risk management.
Ghaleb Al Faraj; Hani Kurdi
‘The partners are very hands on and they closely follow the developments in the matters. Hani Kurdi is very gentle, polite and responsive. They are aligned with international standards.’