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Qudah Law Firm
Level 5, Karadsheh Tower, Fifth Circle
AMMAN
Jordan

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Qudah Law Firm is praised for its 'professional expertise and positive attitude'. The firm has grown its corporate practice recently, having promoted Bassam Al-Abdallat to partner, and recruited Sufian Bataineh. The firm has a good reputation with international clients, thanks, in part, to managing partner Mohammad Mufleh El-Qudah's strong reputation for international clients.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The team is incredibly well educated, responsive, and fantastic to work with. As a complex firm with lots of moving requirements, I have never been anything but fully satisfied with the assistance we receive from Qudah Law Firm. Their responses have assisted us in managing our subsidiary organization while maintaining the necessary understandings of complex employment/labour law.

Mohammad Mufleh El-Qudah provides superior service in every one of his interactions with our organization. He has taken time on a weekend to discuss serious matters with me and has consistently explained the nuances of the laws in a manner that is unbelievably helpful.

Key clients

Estee Lauder

British Airways

Palladium

Olgoonik Management Services

Four Seasons Hotel

General Electric

Webhelp

Tesla

Societe Generale

The firm: Qudah Law Firm was established in 2009 by Dr Mufleh El-Qudah. Qudah Law Firm is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm, providing counsel and legal expertise on all business-related issues, domestic and international. The firm provides advice and consultancy services to foreign companies doing business or seeking to do business in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, as well as to local companies conducting business domestically and internationally. Its lawyers have extensive experience in representing and advising clients in transactions and litigation in a wide range of business sectors. The firm ensures the proper structure and content of contracts and agreements, negotiates and concludes those agreements, and advises on their subsequent implementation. One of the firm’s greatest strengths is its commitment to three essential values that are fundamental to achieving, providing and maintaining the highest standard of legal services: the interest of clients come first; its integrity is uncompromised; it recognises that it is providing a service.

Qudah Law Firm prides itself on providing quality legal services to its clients. It achieves this through a combination of talent, experience, commitment and hard work. To deliver a consistently high standard of service, lawyers must understand business. To facilitate this, its lawyers stay in close touch with, and help to shape, corporate, commercial, and industry trends. To better serve its clients, both in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and internationally, Qudah Law Firm maintains co-operative relationships with highly respected legal practices throughout the world. This network extends the firm’s effective reach across the globe and enables it to provide a comprehensive and effective service to regional clients doing business internationally. The firm recognises that a client’s needs may at times transcend purely legal considerations and that the client would be best served by an integrated consulting package of legal, financial and other professional advice. Accordingly, Qudah Law Firm has developed longstanding working relationships with a number of prestigious and specialised international consulting concerns. If required, it can co-ordinate legal, financial, quantity surveying, engineering, management and other technical expertise from around the world. The firm’s clients greatly benefit from these associations.

The firm has grown rapidly in the past two years, from three to ten lawyers. Moreover, the firm has been successful in attracting new international clients, such as: Accenture; BAE Systems; Bank of London and Middle East (BLME); British Airways; Dechert LLP; DLA Piper; Estee Lauder; FireEye; Hadef & Partners; MVM Ovit; Palladium; PERI GmbH; Pfizer; Sahaar Pharma; Schneider Electric; TESLA; and Uber.

Areas of practice: Qudah Law Firm is a leading Jordanian law firm. It is a full-service business law firm that is active in banking and finance; general corporate and commercial law; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; telecommunication and technology; construction and projects; renewable energy, employment; regulatory; insurance and international trade; and all related dispute resolutions and arbitration. Its team consists of lawyers who have practised in a range of Middle Eastern jurisdictions including the UAE and Qatar. The team is bilingual in English and Arabic, while some of the team are also fluent in additional languages. Qudah Law Firm has also been selected as the preferred firm to represent DLA Piper in Jordan. Qudah Law Firm won the Best Full-Service Business Law Firm – Jordan and Award For Excellence in Corporate Affairs, MEA Legal Awards 2017.

The firm aims to offer the highest standard of legal service to its clients. Its personnel are handpicked and trained to value quality, professionalism and confidentiality. The managing partner has extensive corporate and commercial law experience, particularly in respect of establishing various corporate vehicles, corporate structuring and restructuring, corporate governance, joint ventures, offshore jurisdictions and free zone regulations, inward investment, joint ventures, banking and finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He specialises in corporate finance and corporate advisory, private placements, initial public offerings, as well as listings of debt and equity instruments within the Middle East. He has special expertise in the infrastructure and contracting sectors, including a range of major projects and related financings. The managing partner has played an active role in a number of major projects including a number of important initial public offerings (IPOs), merger and acquisition transactions, equity finance and corporate restructuring transactions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate affairs Mohammad El-Qudah
Commercial transactions Mohammad El-Qudah
Banking and finance Mohammad El-Qudah
Banking and finance Bassam Al-Abdallat
Construction and engineering Mohammad El-Qudah
Construction and engineering Bassam Al-Abdallat
Renewable energy Bassam Al-Abdallat
Intellectual property Yosra Hamoud
Employment and labour Yosra Hamoud
Telecommunications and information technology Mohammad El-Qudah
Real estate Omar Al-Mrayati
Environmental Bassam Al-Abdallat
Litigation Dr Mufleh El-Qudah
Litigation Omar Al-Mrayati
Arbitration Dr Mufleh El Qudah
Legal translation services Heba Al-Drrass
Intellectual Property Zain Shaheen
Corporate Affairs Abdallah Louzi
Family Law Islam Qudah
Photo Name Position Profile
 Eman Al Baraj  photo Eman Al Baraj Paralegal
 Sarah Al Kurdi  photo Sarah Al Kurdi Paralegal
 Abdallah Al Louzi  photo Abdallah Al Louzi Legal Consultant
 Bassam Al-Abdallat  photo Bassam Al-Abdallat Partner
 Tala Al-Hyasat  photo Tala Al-Hyasat Associate
 Omar Al-Marayati  photo Omar Al-Marayati Partner
 Sufian Bataineh  photo Sufian Bataineh Senior Legal Consultant (Of Counsel)
 Aon El Qudah  photo Aon El Qudah Paralegal
 Mohammad Mufleh El-Qudah photo Mohammad Mufleh El-Qudah Managing Partner
 Islam El-Qudah  photo Islam El-Qudah Family Law Lawyer
 Dr. Mufleh El-Qudah  photo Dr. Mufleh El-Qudah Founding Partner
 Yosra Hamoud  photo Yosra Hamoud Senior Legal Consultant
 Zein Shaheen  photo Zein Shaheen Legal Consultant
Number of lawyers : 13
Arabic
English
DLA Piper
International Advisory Experts
Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP
Acquisition International (AI)

INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS:

CLIENT: Alexander McKinnon
COMPANY/FIRM: British Airways Plc
TESTIMONIAL: I have found Mohammad and his team a pleasure to work with. Mohammad is a very bright lawyer who is extremely responsive and available any day of the week. He and his team has helped us to navigate the Jordanian court system with confidence.


CLIENT: Armita Araghi
COMPANY/FIRM: Estee Lauder ME FZE
TESTIMONIAL: Qudah law firm delivers highly efficient and reliable and friendly services and the managing partner has excellent skill and vision for the future.


CLIENT: Ms. Amanda Fleetwood
COMPANY/FIRM: Genome Training and Consulting
TESTIMONIAL: The team at Qudah Law Firm has been the epitome of professionalism in dealing with us. They tend to our legal needs in a timely and efficient manner, always having our best interest in mind.
Their knowledge and integrity provides us with peace of mind, when it comes to legal matter, so that we can concentrate our time and energy on other important aspects of running our business.


CLIENT: Jad Bou Haidar
COMPANY/FIRM: PERI Lebanon SARL
TESTIMONIAL: Very good performance and support.
Fast cooperation, and coordination.
Accurate feedback, and continuous follow up .


CLIENT: Mohamed Ibrahim – Legal Lead Egypt & Levant Region
COMPANY/FIRM: Pfizer
TESTIMONIAL: I have worked with Qudah Law Firm on various matters in Jordan and Iraq markets. I have always been impressed by their timely responses, understanding of the business and practical legal advices. I really enjoy working with the lead partner of the firm Mohamed Al Qudah.


LOCAL CLIENTS:

CLIENT: Auranitis life line
COMPANY/FIRM: Auranitis life line.
TESTIMONIAL: Qudah legal firms practiced law as a real specialist in no-fault, and they are renowned for their knowledge, skills, and ethical commitment. Qudah legal firm exceptionally possess broad knowledge and experience with the local and international different types of laws, and they do dedicate their firm to help others.
Within the short experience with their firm we found that Qudah firm are focused, determined, and dedicated to achieve the best results for their clients.
After interviewing multiple law firms, Auranitis decided to hire Qudah legal firm to represent our organization for any legal needs that we have or might have, and from the very beginning their compassion, confidence and perhaps most important, their knowledge gave us a lot of help.
We as an organization endorse Qudah legal firm for their intelligence, and wide knowledge into the fields of law.


COMPANY/FIRM: AL-Mirnaah for investment and business
COMPANY/FIRM: AL-NAYI for Informational and Communicational Consulting Company
COMPANY/FIRM: Ilevant Limited Company
COMPANY/FIRM: Jara Production Company
TESTIMONIAL: Our companies dealt with Qudah Law Firm for many years now, Mr. Mohammad Qudah has provided excellent legal advices on a variety of matters over the past couple of years, all concluding in the best possible outcome for our companies. Mr. Mohammad Qudah who knows how to analyse problems systematically, highly intelligent, tenacious and professional helps us make decisions objectively. Mr. Mohammad Qudah and his team tackles the issue immediately and deliver results. They are Experienced and confident attorneys and they offer outstanding services. I highly recommend Mr. Mohammad Qudah because he is a very professional and zealous advocate for his clients, reliable and extremely knowledgeable attorney. Qudah Law Firm team is more than capable of finding an innovative solution to most of the disputes, our companies plan to continue to consult Mr. Mohammad Qudah on legal matters in the future.


CLIENT: Mr. Mohammad Zeitoun
COMPANY/FIRM: Sahaar Drug Store LTD
TESTIMONIAL: We have been in the Pharma business for over 15 year and we have used different law firms in the past and we have never felt that we can depend on their services. Until we hired Qudah Law firm! This is by far the most professional and staff Friendly law firm I have encountered in Jordan. The fact that I can pick up the phone and call at anytime to consult with them no matter what the issues we are facing is simply priceless and unique.
Rarely you find such dedication, knowledge and performance in one place. It starts for top management to the and goes all around. Simply a true partner that allow you to approach any challenge you face in business or personal with peace of mind.


Qudah Law Firm is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm, providing counsel and legal expertise on all business-related issues, domestic and international. Our Firm provides advice and consultancy services to foreign companies doing business or seeking to do business in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, as well as to local companies conducting business domestically and internationally.

The Firm is noted for its corporate law practice and its expertise in advising clients on the formation of local companies, the establishment of branch and representative offices of foreign companies, commercial agencies, sponsorship and related arrangements.

Qudah Law Firm has considerable experience in advising on and preparing contracts for local and international transactions covering a diverse range of areas including asset sales, purchases, joint ventures, distribution, commercial agency arrangements, procurement, insurance, franchising and taxation.

Qudah Law Firm advises banks, financial institutions and corporate and other clients on a broad range of banking and financial issues, including corporate and project finance, restructuring and other transactional matters.

The accelerated economic growth of Jordan over the past two decades has driven significant growth in construction industry. Our Firm has advised and negotiated some of the large power and overhead transmission line EPC contracts..

Qudah Law Firm has extensive experience in handling all aspects of developing and financing of renewable energy projects, advising developers, lenders and borrowers.

Qudah Law Firm registers and safeguards a large number of prominent trademarks in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Qudah Law Firm has broad experience in supporting the requirements of telecommunications and IT businesses, from corporate structuring to development service contracts.

Qudah Law Firm is a full-services business law firm with extensive experience in all aspects of Employment and Labour Law. Our Firm has considerable knowledge in Transfers and Mobility, Employment disputes, including pre-litigation advice and mediation, Labour unions, Employee benefits, Pensions, Internal Investigations, Termination and Restructuring.

Investment in real estate development has grown rapidly in recent years. The Firm has significant experience in negotiating and documenting real estate purchase contracts, partnerships between investors and developers and other related transactions.

The Firm has assisted many industrial projects, including large-scale water and electricity projects, not only in relation to compliance with environmental regulations but also in the procurement of environment licenses, approvals, preparation and negotiation.

Qudah Law Firm is a full-service business law firm with extensive experience in commercial litigation, and in managing dispute resolution both locally and internationally.

Qudah Law Firm is regularly involved in domestic and international arbitrations. A number of senior lawyers have had experience as arbitrators as well as in representing clients with respect to complex arbitrations.

Qudah Law Firm provides legal translation services for companies with global presence and companies that wish to establish a local presence in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.


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Jordan

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

This guide seeks to provide a general overview to companies/individuals who are looking to establish a business in Jordan. This guide it is intended as a starting point to help you on your way.

We, at Qudah Law Firm, hope this guide will help in providing readers with an insight on setting up businesses in Jordan. We look forward to working with you.

ABOUT US

Qudah Law Firm is a leading Jordanian law firm, operating out of the capital Amman and specialized in international and domestic corporate and commercial law and related areas.

One potential challenge to conducting international business is the crossing of borders and cultures. Local laws, traditions and language can be daunting for even the most well-travelled and experienced businessman, whether one is in the east looking west or vice versa. To help clients to address these issues, Qudah Law Firm provides the services of a team of lawyers who are educated and qualified to practice in Jordan with a well established knowledge of other Middle East jurisdictions, and solid experience in representing Jordanian, Middle Eastern, European and North American clients.

The team consists of members experienced in many different cultures and contains individuals fluent in a number of languages, including Arabic and English. These crosscultural skills, integrated with the Firm’s professional abilities, enable Qudah Law Firm to provide highly effective legal services and advice to its clients.

The Firm’s practice and reputation have grown due to its practical and transparent approach to business. Qudah Law Firm strives to offer each client, in a timely fashion, the most effective and appropriate legal advice, taking into account relevant commercial factors. The objective is to achieve the results sought by each client while uncompromisingly observing the highest standards of integrity.

INTRODUCTION

Jordan is a land steeped in history. It has been home to some of mankind’s earliest settlements and villages, and relics of many of the world’s great civilizations can still be seen today. As the crossroads of the Middle East, the lands of Jordan and Palestine have served as a strategic nexus connecting Asia, Africa, and Europe. Thus, since the dawn of civilization, Jordan’s geography has given it an important role to play as a conduit for trade and communications, connecting east and west, north and south. Jordan continues to play this role today.

Jordan is located in the Middle East and borders Syria, Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea, Palestine, and Iraq.

His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein assumed his constitutional powers as King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on February 7th, 1999, the day his father, the late King Hussein, passed away. His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal, the father of modern Jordan, will always be remembered as a leader who guided his country through strife and turmoil to become an oasis of peace, stability, and moderation in the Middle East. Among Jordanians, his memory is cherished as the inspiration for Jordan’s climate of openness, tolerance, and compassion. Known to his people as Al-Malik Al-Insan (“The Human King”), King Hussein was the forty-second generation direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

STARTING A BUSINESS IN JORDAN

Generally speaking, the following steps can should be applied when starting a company in Jordan, regardless of the company type and objectives:

1. Obtaining pre-approvals (if needed).

2. Registering as a formal entity.

3. Registering a trademark or trade name (optional).

4. Becoming a member of the Chamber of Commerce or Chamber of Industry.

5. Obtaining a vocational license.

Once the above steps are completed, the company will be considered registered and licensed under Jordanian laws. However, additional steps must be taken to commence full business operation:

6. Register the company with the Tax Department.

7. Register employees with the Social Security Corporation.

8. Obtain work permits for any Non-Jordanians employees.

MOST COMMON TYPES OF BUSINESS FORMS

Individual Establishment: The simplest business structure. This company type is not seen as separate from the owner. Therefore, the owner does not have limited liability and shall be responsible for covering all legal, financial and administrative costs incurred by the business.

General Partnership Company: Partners in this type of business set-up do not enjoy limited liability. The number of partners cannot be less than 2 and cannot exceed 20, unless in case of inheritance. All partners must not be younger than 18 years of age.

Limited Partnership Company: This business set-up allows for a combination of general partners and limited partners. Limited partners are not allowed to be involved in the company’s operations.

Limited Liability Company: This is the most common form of business set-up in Jordan. It is also the business type that is preferred by the majority of people who wish to set up a business in Jordan, as it is quite convenient.

In this type of business set up, all partners are considered limited partners. Further, with the approval of the Companies General Controller, it is possible to be owned by one individual. The minimum company capital for LLCs is (1) one Jordanian Dinar only.

Private Shareholding Company: Limited liability companies that do not offer or trade their company shares to the general public in the stock market

FOREIGN COMPANIES

1. Foreign companies operating in the kingdom: An operating foreign company is a non-Jordanian entity registered outside Jordan, with its headquarters in another country. This company type branches out into the following types:

– Foreign companies operating for a limited period, where such companies are awarded tenders and carry out their business in Jordan for a period limited to the duration of a contract. The registration of such companies shall cease upon completion of their business operations in Jordan.

– Companies operating permanently in Jordan under a license granted by the appropriate authorities

2. Non-operating foreign companies in the Kingdom: A non-operating foreign company is an entity which has a regional office or a representative office in Jordan for its operations, which are conducted outside Jordan, or representative office to manage and coordinate its operations with its headquarters. A non-operating foreign company is prohibited from carrying out any business or commercial activities in Jordan.

LABOR MATTERS

The legal framework in Jordan is mainly comprised of the Jordanian Labour Law No. (8) and its amendments (the “Labour Law”). The Labour Law was issued in 1996 to govern labour affairs and to regulate the relationship between the employer and the employee, the latest amendments to the Labour Law came into force under the Law Amending the Labour Law No. 14 of 2019 which was published in the Official Gazette on May 16, 2019.

The Labour Law is applicable to every person, male or female, who performs a job in return for wages and is a subordinate to his employer and works as per his instructions. The Labour Law also covers juveniles and those under probation or rehabilitation and any employment contract or any provision in an employment contract that contradicts the Labour Law is considered invalid.

Under the Labour Law, there are two types of employment contract: fixed-term contracts and indefinite-term contracts. The type of contract that the employment relationship falls under is not determined solely by the terminology used in the contract itself. The overall character of the employment relationship is the determining factor for whether a contract is considered fixed-term or one of indefinite duration.

Non-Jordanian employees in Jordan

Non-Jordanian employees may be appointed with the approval of the Minister of Labor or his delegate provided that the work requires experience and competence not available in Jordanian employees or that the available number of them does not suffice, and provided that the foreign employee obtains a work permit from the Minister or Labor or who he delegates prior to entering Jordan for one year, renewable. NonJordanian employees in any economic activity may transfer their salaries and compensations out of the Kingdom.

Minimum wage

The minimum wage shall be raised –as of 2021- by a decision of a tripartite committee at the Ministry of Labor as follows:

– (JOD260) for Jordanian workers, and; – (JOD230) for non-Jordanian workers.
Overtime Compensation

The Jordanian Law only provides for one form of overtime compensation which consists of a wage against every hour of overtime performed with a minimum of 125% of the employee’s ordinary wage. Furthermore, if the employee works on his weekly rest day, religious feast holidays or official holidays, he will be entitled to receive a minimum wage for his work performed on that day of not less than 150% of his ordinary wage.

Holidays

Every employee is entitled to 14 days at full pay for every year of service (unless a more advantageous holiday entitlement has been agreed between the parties).

This entitlement will increase to 21 days at full pay if the employee has worked for the employer for more than 5 successive years.

Employees with less than one year service will be entitled to a pro rata holiday entitlement.

Official holidays, religious feasts and weekly holidays are not calculated as part of annual leave.

With agreement between the employer and employee, holiday can be postponed to the immediate following year. However, if the employee does not use this holiday within that following year, it will be lost.

Within the first month of the year, employers can fix the date of annual leave for each employee and the manner in which it is to be used, taking into consideration the employer’s work organization needs, and as long as it does not prejudice the employee’s interests.

On termination of employment any accrued but unused holiday will be paid in lieu.

Maternity leave

Maternity leave shall 10 weeks at full pay, provided that the period subsequent to delivery cannot be less than 6 weeks.

Following expiry of the maternity leave and within one year from the date of delivery, the employee will be entitled to up to one hour per day with pay for the purposes of nursing her child.

Paternity leave

Paternity leave shall be 3 days at full pay.

BANKING

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is one of the most developed countries in the banking systems in the region. It has 13 local banks; 7 international banks and 4 Islamic banks. Jordan Has regulated many legislations aiming to protect the financial transactions by its local banks to increase the transparency between bank managements, clients and the Central Bank of Jordan.

The Central Bank of Jordan is an independent and autonomous corporate body, which is the monitoring authority of international and Jordanian commercial banks and specialized credit institutions.

DEVELOPMENTAL AREAS

A Developmental area is any area that is located within the scope of the custom of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and is declared as a development area in accordance with the Jordanian Investment Law No. 30 of 2014 and its amendments, which are as follows:

  1. Ajlun development zone (Tourism)\ Ajlun.
  2. King Hussein Business Park development zone (Information Technology)\ Amman.
  3. King Abdallah || Development area (Manufacturing)\ Amman- Sahab.
  4. Al-Mwqar development zone (Manufacturing)\ Amman.
  5. Dead Sea development zone (Manufacturing)\ Balaqa+ Madaba.
  6. Al-Hasan industrial area (Manufacturing)\ Irbid.
  7. Irbid development zone (Smart city (scientific research+ information technology+ medical industries))\ Irbid- Ramtha.
  8. Jerash development zone (Manufacturing)\ Jerash.
  9. Al-Hussein Bin Abdallah || development zone (Manufacturing)\ Karak.
  10. Ma’an development zone (Industrial Park+ Residential Community+ Solar Park+ Hajj Oasis)\ Ma’an.
  11. Solar Park development zone (Solar Energy)\ Ma’an.
  12. Mahmedieh development zone (Matura Reserve Area for Livestock)\ Ma’an.
  13. Madaba development zone (Manufacturing)\ Madaba.
  14. King Hussein Bin Talal development zone (Manufacturing+ Solar energy+ Residential community)\ Mafraq.
  15. Salt development zone (Manufacturing)\ Salt.
  16. Tafeleh development zone (Manufactoring)\ Tafeleh.
  17. Al-Turaia development zone\ Al-Mafraq. 18. Aqaba Special Economic Zone\ Aqaba.

FREE ZONES

Public and Private Free Zones and Duty Free Shops.

The Free zone is a part of Jordan’s lands defined and walled with a separating barrier that is allocated for the purposes of carrying out economic and commercial activities, including storing goods, and it is considered outside the customs domain, and goods and economic activities inside it are treated as outside the Kingdom for the purposes of implementing the provisions of the investment legislation in force in Jordan.

The Free Zones in Jordan are divided into public and private areas, the public free zones belonging to the same administration under the Jordan Free and Development Zones Group (JFDZ)\ )Government corporation), which resulted in 2016 from integration of the Jordan Development Areas Company and The Free Zones Company.

The establishment of public free zones in Jordan has been expanded to reach (6) working free zones distributed throughout the kingdom’s governorate, in addition to a large number of Private Free Zones that belong to the private sector and each regulated by numerous legislation and provisions.

The term Duty Free shop is called free zones that vary in the investment field of various goods and services, which means that they are not defined by a specific industrial or productive sector, and free shops are located within the free zones and are frequently located in airports.

Jordan’s Public Free Zones:

  1. Zarqa Free Zone\ Zarqa.
  2. Queen Aliaa International Airport Free Zone.
  3. Al-Mwaqer Free Zone\ Al-Mwaqer (East of Amman).
  4. Sahab Free Zone\ Sahab (East of Amman).
  5. Al-Karama Free Zone\ Al-Karama.
  6. Al-Karak Free Zone\ Al-Karak.

Jordan’s Private Free Zones:

  1. Indo-Jordan Chemicals Company Ltd. Al Shaydiya.
  2. Trans-Jordan Livestock Company Qweira/ Aqaba.
  3. Hijazi and Ghosheh Company for meat and livestock Qweira/ Aqaba.
  4. Jordan Bromine Company Karak.
  5. Jordan Magnesia Company Karak.
  6. Arab Fertilizers & Chemicals Industries LTD (KEMAPCO) Aqaba.
  7. Nippon Jordan Fertilizer Co NJFC Aqaba.
  8. Solvochem Holland B.V. Co Aqaba.
  9. Middle East Regional Development Enterprises (MEREN) Qweira.
  10. Jordan Abyad Fertilizers and Chemicals Co. (JAFCCO) Karak.
  11. Jordan India Fertilizer Co (JIFCO) Al-Shaydiya.
  12. Jordanian Duty Free Shops Co Amman.
  13. Jordan Media City (Dallah Media Production Company) Na’our/ Amman.
  14. International Diamond Investment Co South Shouna.
  15. King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) Zarqa/ Al – Dulayl.
  16. Al-Baha Company For Caustic Chlorine Ind. Zarqa/ AlHallabat.
  17. Bayt Al Mal for Saving and Investment Housing Bank (Baytona) Karama.
  18. Jordan International Investment Company (JIIC) Zarqa/ Al-Hallabat.
  19. Hikma Pharmaceuticals Co. Amman/ Al-Qastal.
  20. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Amman/ Qweismeh.
  21. Jordan Saudi Company for Satellite (JASCO) Amman/ Na’our.
  22. Trans Middle East International Distribution Co. Ltd Amman/ Al- Taneeb.
  23. Jordan Aircraft Manufacturing and Development Company Queen Alia International Airport.
  24. Jordan Aeronautical-systems Company (JAC) Marka Airport.
  25. Jordan Aircraft Maintenance Limited (JorAMCo) Queen Alia International Airport.
  26. Jordan Airmotive (JALCo) Queen Alia International Airport.
  27. Jordan Airline Training & Simulation Company (JATS) Queen Alia International Airport.
  28. Jordan Airline Catering Company (Dnata) Queen Alia International Airport.
  29. Jordan Duty Free Shops Marka Airport.
  30. Jordan Air Cargo Company Marka Airport.
  31. Aviation Handling Services Company Ltd Queen Alia International Airport.
  32. Information Technology and Industrial Cities Development Company (Cyber City) Irbid.
  33. Jordan Gateway Projects Co. King Hussein Bridge.
  34. Ad-Dulayl Industrial Park and Real Estate Company (IDMC) Zarqa/ AlDulayl.
  35. Royal Jordanian Air Academy (RJAA) Marka Airport.
  36. Rhodes Precast Concrete Ltd Zarqa Al Hallabat.
  37. Airport Retail Shops Co Queen Alia International Airport.
  38. Al Mehaniya Aircraft Maintenance Queen Alia International Airport.

Eligibility to register in the Free Zones.

Local, Arab and foreign investors have the right to engage in investment activity within the Free Zone and the right to register and license is limited to the following:

  1. Individuals.
  2. Solidarity companies.
  3. Limited partnership companies.
  4. Limited Liability Companies.
  5. Foreign companies.
  6. Professional institutions operating in the Kingdom in accordance with the provisions of the relevant legislation.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISMS

Litigation.

The Jordanian civil court system hears all civil and criminal matters that do not fall under one of the special courts. In ascending order of authority, the civil court system is comprised of: magistrate courts, first instance courts, courts of appeal, high administrative courts, and the Court of Cassation.

Arbitration.

Jordan is a member to the Washington Convention (Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States). Jordan has signed the Washington Convention on 14 July 1972; it was ratified on 30 October 1972, and entered into force on 29 November 1972. Jordan is also a member to the New York Convention (Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards). Jordan has signed the New York Convention on 10 June 1958, and it was ratified on 15 November 1979. Moreover, Jordan has ratified important bilateral and multilateral conventions and treaties concerning Arbitration and Enforcement, including the 1983 Riyadh Treaty on Judicial Collaboration and the 1987 Amman Convention. Jordan also has an Arbitration Law.

Mediation. The formal Jordanian system of mediation started in 2006, with the enactment of the Mediation in Resolving Civil Disputes Act of 2006. It is largely court-based, with mediation centers in all courts throughout the Kingdom. Efforts to expand mediation beyond the court-system exist, and Jordan is putting increased attention on the establishment of private mediation centers for commercial cases.