Jordan

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate
A & T Najdawi Law Office

The Jordanian law firm A&T Najdawi Law Office was founded in 1970. It has an office in Amman.

 

Focusses / specialisms

The firm is a highly visible corporate practice which provides support throughout every stage of the corporate lifecycle. It is particularly active in restructuring and insolvency related work.

The firm is also strong in the projects area, with mandates predominantly related to development and financing of infrastructure construction. The firm often acts for local public sector clients on large-scale Jordanian projects.

 

Key clients

Key clients include Greater Amman Municipality, Ministry of Transport, Jordan Telecommunications Public Shareholding Company (Orange Jordan).

 

Research period review: 31st edition (2020/2021)

The firm’s projects practice supported a plethora of developments in Jordan’s infrastructure sector. It was highly active in the project finance space, notably advising public sector borrower Greater Amman Municipality on several infrastructure projects. The team was also active in the solar sector, where it assisted Jordan Telecommunications Company (Orange Jordan) with a tender relating to its $39 million PV solar farm.

The firm was visible in the restructuring and insolvency space, working on transactions for large international clients.

Daniah Murad was recruited to the project finance practice at the firm, where she now works as a senior counsel.

 

Deal highlights: 31st edition (2020/2021)

Amman Bus Rapid Transit System

Al Mahattah transport hub

Orange Jordan solar farm

Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants

Founded in 1921, Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants is a leading Jordanian domestic law firm. The firm operates out of its Amman office.

 

Focusses / specialisms

The firm is highly capable across several areas which fall under the umbrella of financial and corporate work.

In banking it works on some of the major financing deals in Jordan and is retained by some of the largest domestic banks. It is also frequently employed by international banks that have financing facilities extended to Jordanian corporates. It is especially strong in project finance.

The firm has a strong position in Jordan’s capital markets representing leading issuers in the country.

In M&A the firm strong in energy but has a credible offering across many sectors. Each year it represents both buyers and sellers on landmark transactions that often have cross-border elements.

 

Key clients

Key clients include EBRD, IFC, Kingsway Capital, Hikma Pharmceauticals, Bank Audi, Edra, Suez, Capital Bank of Jordan and K-EXIM.

 

Research period review: 31st edition (2020/2021)

The banking practice was active in supporting lending transactions for several landmark projects in Jordan. It was predominantly active on the lender’s side, advising local lenders and international developmental institutions.

In capital markets the firm worked on the lion’s share of the major international capital markets issuances out of Jordan including bond issuances by the Government of Jordan and Hikma Pharmaceuticals.

In M&A, the firm advised buy and sell side clients on several deals, including notably the $1.2billion acquisition of Al-Eqbal Investments, the fifth largest public company on the Amman Stock Exchange, by Kingsway Capital.

 

Deal highlights: 31st edition (2020/2021)

Government of Jordan $1.75 billion eurobond issue

Kingsway Capital $1.2 billion acquisition of Al-Eqbal Investments

Hikma Pharmceuticals $500 million eurobond issue

Hammouri & Partners

Amman based firm Hammouri & Partners opened in 1994.

 

Focusses / specialisms

The firm has a prominent financial and corporate offering with broad experience across several areas.

Its corporate practice is very capable and advises major Jordanian companies and domestic banks.

It is mostly recognised in the project development space, predominantly for energy sector work, where it has the capacity to support large projects for developers and investors.

 

Key clients

Notable clients include Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources (MEMR), Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company, Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MOICT), Al Rakeaez Investment Company, Electronic Health Solutions (EHS) and Near East Technology.

 

Research period review: 31st edition (2020/2021)

During the research cycle the firm’s corporate practice was active in providing broad legal support on various matters to several international clients with activities in Jordan.

The firm was highly visible in the projects space. Its sectoral coverage was broad and, apart from its traditionally strong energy expertise, included support of deals in chemicals, mining, pharmaceuticals and financial sector.

 

Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021) 

 

Project development : Telecommunications networks 

"Attentive, meticulous and thorough." 

 

Ahmed Khalifeh 

"A very good listener, accurately captures the required work, responsive and attentive." 

Khalifeh & Partners

 With a history that can be tracked back to 1997 Khalifeh & Partners is one of the top law firms located in Jordan.

 

Focuses/ specialisms

The firm’s corporate and commercial practice is among the firm’s key areas of specialisation, providing key market advice across a multitude of sectors of the Jordanian economy.

One of the firm’s core specialties is company set up, where it is among the most trusted advisors.

The firm also assists across a wide range of corporate activity including M&A- public and private, joint ventures, disposals and private equity. It has a pre-eminent market position in full areas of corporate reorganisations, reconstructions, demergers and the full range of security issues,

 

Key clients

 

Key clients include ACWA Power, Al Arabi Investment Group, Al-Blagha Holding, Amazon, Tesla, Uber, McDonalds, Microsoft, Hanwha Solar, Oman Oil Company, Alcazar Energy, Kingdom Electricity Co, Ithmar Invest, Monsanto, Monrol, Coca Cola/Rani Juices, Manaseer Group, PepsiCo and National Industries Group.

Osama Sukkari & Associates

Amman Based Osama Sukkari & Associates is an established law firm offering legal advice to clients based in Jordan and the MENA region.

 

Focuses/ specialisms

The firm provides a comprehensive legal advice on a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial matters including corporate set-up, restructuring, contract agreements, compliance, M&A and loans.

 

Key clients

Key clients include Amman Stock Exchange, Euro Arab Insurance Group, Jordan Islamic Bank, Jordinvest, Pharma International, Legal Action Worldwide, International Development, Bank of Jordan – Bahrain, Kingsway Capital, Site Drilling.

 

Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)

M&A

"Very accurate and timely delivery along with precise point on risk highlighting."

 

Project development

"Deep knowledge about corporate law in Jordan. Quick feedback. "

Al Tamimi & Company

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Dubai, Al Tamimi & Co is a Middle Eastern and North African law firm with operations in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The firm’s presence in Jordan dates to 2008 when it opened its Aman office.

 

Focuses/ specialisms

The firm is among the top law firms in Jordan for financial and corporate work with an offering spanning M&A, financing, funds, capital markets and project work.

 

Key clients

Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), Maersk, Master Card, Credit Suisse, Safwa Bank, Western Union, Housing Bank for Trade & Finance (HBTF).

 

Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)

Investment funds: Private equity funds

"Very responsive and attentive to details."