Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants > Amman, Jordan > Firm Profile
Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants Offices
14 IBN AL-FAREDH STREET
PO BOX 35267
Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants > The Legal 500 RankingsAli Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants maintains a dominant position in the Jordanian market. The team has an excellent track record on high profile transactions, including sovereign and corporate bond issues, cross-border M&A, restructurings, joint ventures, and aircraft financings. Highly rated managing partner Khaled Asfour has almost 30 years’ experience and remains a leading figure in the market for a wide range of corporate finance matters. Another key partner is Jumana Toukan , who has an active M&A practice. The team was boosted in 2021 by the arrival of counsel Tareq Madanat, who joined from AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP in Saudi Arabia.
Other key lawyers:
Adenium Energy Capital
- Advised Cairoscan on its $50 million acquisition of a medical imaging laboratory business in Jordan.
- Advised Bank Audi in connection with the sale of its Jordan and Iraq branches to Capital Bank of Jordan.
- Advised Hikma Pharmaceuticals on the Jordanian law aspects of its $500 million bond issue.
Jordan > Dispute resolution Tier 1Ali 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‘.
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.
Jordan > Projects and energy Tier 1Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants has one of the top projects and infrastructure practices in the country. The firm typically represents sponsors and lenders, and has an excellent track record in major wastewater, desalination plants, conventional and renewable energy, utilities, oil & gas, transport and social infrastructure development projects. The arrival of counsel Tareq Madanet from AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP in Saudi Arabia adds weight to an already strong team. Managing partner Khaled Asfour brings over 30 years' of experience to the table. Fellow partner Jumana Toukan is also hugely experienced in project finance transactions.
Other key lawyers:
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Development Finance Corporation (previously OPIC)
Capital Bank of Jordan
Adenium Energy Capital
- Advising the EBRD on the financing of five wheeling/net metering projects sponsored by Yellow Door Energy.
- Advising Suez/Morganti, the sponsors of the Samra Waste Water Treatment Plant project, in connection with the second expansion of the plant and obtaining Mezzanine financing.
- Advising the Capital Bank of Jordan on the financing of three self-generation/wheeling projects developed by Catalyst.
Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants > Firm Profile
Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants is the premier law firm of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
We were founded in 1921 by the late Sharif Ali Zu’bi as a boutique firm located in Nazareth, Palestine. Throughout our century-long history, we have built an exceptional track record that is unparalleled across the region. Today, we are recognised as the law firm of choice and the entrusted partner for the most significant and complex matters, in Jordan and the Middle East.
We offer a full range of quality legal services and our highly regarded capabilities extend to virtually all areas of practice, including corporate, commercial, banking, finance, regulatory, litigation, and arbitration matters. We have particular strength in foreign investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, government and infrastructure projects, project finance, privatisation, PPPs, as well as enforcements of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.
Exceptional client service is our priority. We are renowned for our comprehensive understanding of our region’s dynamic legal landscape and our clients’ evolving businesses. Our substantial involvement and extensive experience in complex, cross-border matters enable us to render tailored, high-quality service to all our clients. Each client consistently receives our best resources, attention, and service.
We take pride in the exceptional talent and calibre of our attorneys. Our attorneys collaborate across practices and specialities to seamlessly provide superior service to our clients. Our committed and sophisticated partners have earned various accolades for shaping many of the most significant legal matters in Jordan, and continuously pass on their knowledge and expertise to our associates. Our dedication to ongoing legal education and training, supervision, peer review, and quality creates a forward-thinking environment that benefits each of our clients.
We are well positioned to support our clients with matters across the Middle Eastern region. As example, with the establishment of our Iraqi practice in 2003, we have drawn upon our unique contacts and deep understanding of the Middle East region to effectively advise our clients on foreign investments and financing initiatives across a broad range of industries in Iraq.
As we embark on our second century of partnership, we remain committed to our founding values: superior service and unrivalled counsel to our clients.
|Banking and finance||Khaled Asfour|
|Banking and finance||Saleh Abdel Ati|
|Capital markets||Khaled Asfour|
|Construction||Saleh Abdel Ati|
|Corporate and commercial||Saleh Abdel Ati|
|Corporate and commercial||Lubna Hawamdeh|
|Dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration||Sharif Zu'bi|
|Energy and resources||Khaled Asfour|
|Energy and resources||Jumana Toukan|
|Foreign investment||Sharif Zu'bi|
|M&A and joint ventures||Lubna Hawamdeh|
|M&A and joint ventures||Khaled Asfour|
|M&A and joint ventures||Jumana Toukan|
|Privatisation and public-private partnership||Khaled Asfour|
|Privatisation and public-private partnership||Jumana Toukan|
|Project finance||Sharif Zu'bi|
|Project finance||Khaled Asfour|
|Project finance||Jumana Toukan|
|Telecommunications||Saleh Abdel Ati|
|Mr Saleh Abd El-Ati||Partner and Head of Corporate & Commercial Section with expertise in litigation,…||View Profile|
|Mr Khaled Asfour||Managing partner and Head of Projects and Major Transactions Section. Acted as…||View Profile|
|Mrs Lubna Hawamdeh||Partner with expertise in general corporate and commercial counselling, privatisation projects, mergers…||View Profile|
|Miss Jumana Toukan||Partner. Has worked on several financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and has…||View Profile|
|Mr Sharif Zu'bi||Senior partner with wide experience in general civil and commercial practice specialising…||View Profile|