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 is 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 include EBRD, IFC, Kingsway Capital, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Bank Audi, Edra, Suez, Capital Bank of Jordan and K-EXIM.
Research period review: 32nd edition (2021/2022)
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 private placements.
In M&A, the firm advised buy and sell side clients on several deals, including notably the acquisition of O&M contract and associated assets of First Solar by NovaSource.
Counsel Tareq Madanat joined the financial and corporate team while senior associate Zade Chalhoub departed the firm.
Deal highlights: 32nd edition (2021/2022)
Aqaba Water Desalination Plant
Client feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022)
Banking and finance
"ASZALC were professional to the highest extent. Other than their top-tier experience, efficient attention to details and quick problem solving, they were extremely informative when they followed up with us promptly. In a nutshell their legal service is utterly remarkable. "
"They are utterly professional and their knowledge is up to date and they are completely competent in many areas including banking and finance, corporates and funds."
Saleh Abdel Ati
"Saleh is absolutely experienced with an enormous legal knowledge that enables him to give a whole legal opinion when it comes to our financial services. "
Sharif Ali Zu'bi
"He is experienced in all aspects of law and is professional to the greatest extent."