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    • Khaldoun Nazer - Khalifeh & Partners Lawyers

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Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants has an excellent track record for advising sponsors, developers and lenders on a wide range of major energy and infrastructure projects. The firm has been heavily involved in the renewables sector and advised Amea Solar, the sponsors, on the development and financing of a photovoltaic power project. The team also assisted the IFC and Islamic Development Bank with the financing of the Xenel wind power project. Khaled Asfour heads the highly rated team, which also includes experienced partner Jumana Toukan. Other clients include Adenium Energy Capital, Mitsui, Suez, and Capital Bank of Jordan.

Khalifeh & Partners Lawyers has a first-class energy and projects practice that is regularly instructed on the country's largest deals. Recent highlights include its advice to Irbid District Electricity Company on the closing of a power purchase agreement with Al Badiya Company, involving an 11MW expansion of an existing solar project and the development of a 12MWH battery-based power storage unit. Managing partner Ala’ Khalifeh and Khaldoun Nazer are highly regarded for project finance and energy.

Obeidat & Freihat has long been one of the top choices for energy and infrastructure-related matters, and is active for lenders and sponsors on major developments, particularly in the renewables sector. The firm also acts for several companies in the mining and natural resources industries. Co-managing partner Thamer Obeidat is one of the firm's lead partners.

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.

Hashem Law Office is especially strong on the energy front where it regularly advises Jordan Electricity Company on its various projects. The firm's experience extends to other natural resources, including advice to Arab Potash Company and Jordan Magnesia Company. Rami Hashem leads the team.

International Business Legal Associates (IBLAW) is experienced in major energy, power, transport and water projects, where it regularly acts for the private and public sector. This includes advice on related construction, leasing, and regulatory issues. Founding partner Salaheddin Bashir is one of the firm's main contacts.

Rajai K.W. Dajani & Associates is well versed in major energy and infrastructure projects, including advice relating to industrial zone and major transport projects. Rajai Dajani has developed a very strong track record in this area.

Safwan Moubaydeen Law Firm in association with Dentons has advised on numerous renewables and oil and gas projects, often on behalf of sponsors and developers. Highlights included representing Fujeji Wind Power Private Shareholding Company on its $184m 89MW wind power plant in the Fujeji area, which was scheduled to start operating at the end of 2018. The firm is also advising Aggreko on power supply contracts to the Arab Potash Company. Safwan Moubaydeen is very active on this front.

Sanad Law Group in association with Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is heavily involved in the renewables sector where it provides comprehensive advice on all matters,  including major infrastructure projects. Major clients include Agrico, Scatec Solar and Jordan Projects for Tourism Development. Iyad Zawaideh leads the active team.

Barghouti Bashir Khirfan Advocates has been involved in several significant projects, and recently advised Airport International Group on the upgrade of the baggage handling system at Queen Alia International Airport. The firm also assisted EUBC with a $36m housing works contract to support Attarat Power Company's shale oil power plant project. Yazan Barghouti heads the team.

Odat & Co is experienced in advising clients across the energy and infrastructure industries, including handling financing, regulatory issues, transport, joint ventures, PPPs and project developments. Ghazi Al Odat leads the team.

Osama Sukkari & Associates - Attorneys at Law has a strong focus on infrastructure projects, particularly in the renewables, oil and gas, and water sectors. This has included advice to sponsor companies and contractors. Osama Sukkari and senior associate Anwar Sukkari are experienced in this area.

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