Mr Khaled Saqqaf > Al Tamimi & Company > Amman, Jordan > Lawyer Profile

Al Tamimi & Company
EMAAR TOWERS, TOWER B
11TH FLOOR, 6TH CIRCLE
PO BOX 18055, 11195 AMMAN
Jordan

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

Memberships

1997 – Jordan Bar Association

Education

1996 – Masters Degree (LLM), University of Kent

1995 – Bachelor Degree, University of Jordan

Lawyer Rankings

Iraq > Leading firms

Led by Khaled Saqqaf (Jordan) and Mohammed Norri (Iraq), the Iraq team at Al Tamimi & Company is widely known for its expertise in construction and project development. It regularly advises on residential and mixed-use developments and also handles work in the utilities, infrastructure, energy and leisure sectors. Much of its workload is international in scope and involves frequent interactions with the government in relation to the negotiation and implementation of deliverables. A recent highlight is its advice to the Export-Import Bank of China on a multimillion-dollar EPC contract with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity. Commercial banking specialist Jawad Khalaf is also noted. The firm maintains offices in Baghdad, Erbil and Basra.

Jordan > Projects and energy

Al Tamimi & Company has a good track record for infrastructure and development work, where it represents a mix of lenders, sponsors and developers. The firm’s strong international network is of great benefit to clients, particularly for cross-border projects. Practice head Khaled Saqqaf is especially active on the lender side.

Jordan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Khaled SaqqafAl Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company stands out for its strong regional practice, where clients benefit from access to its market leading offices throughout the Middle East’s key jurisdictions. The highly rated team in Amman is led by Khaled Saqqaf, who is hugely experienced in capital markets, M&A, regulatory issues, and broader commercial matters. The firm acts for an impressive mix of domestic and international clients, including major corporates, banks and multilateral agencies.