IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate
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 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 

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


Research period review: 33rd edition (2023/2024) 

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. 


Deal highlights: 33rd edition (2023/2024) 

Aqaba Water Desalination Plant 


Client feedback: 33rd edition (2023/2024)  


Zu'bi advocates are extremely knowledgeable about the Jordanian and regional PPP market having advised on many of the transactions. 

Their advice is always very details and relies on their interpretation of the law and on similar cases from their experience.” 

“Their response time is always efficient. Zu'bi often responds in a short time even for complex questions and are always available for discussions. 

They are also very well respected in Jordan and their views and opinions are highly respected. 


Khaled Asfour 

“Khaled is extremely experienced and knowledgeable of the Jordanian market. he has strong knowledge of past deals and of the law and how it applies. He can quickly identify issues and propose solutions from his vast experience.” 


Jumana Toukan  

"Jumana is an excellent lawyer. She is full of energy and has excellent understanding of the PPP model and its application in Jordan. She is very detailed oriented and is great at proposing solutions to complex issues." 


IBLAW is a firm based in Jordan. 


Focusses / specialisms 

The firm has a focus on M&A work, joint ventures and investment and development work.   


Key clients 

Notable clients for the firm include Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), Coca Cola Bottling Company of Jordan, CCI International Holland BV (CCIIH BV), FINCA, Total Outré Mer, Zain Jordan, Al-Hikma Pharmaceuticals, AMIDEAST, Arab Mining Company (ARMICO), Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), Airport International Group (AIG), Crown Prince Foundation and Microsoft. 


Research period review: 33rd edition (2023/2024) 

During the research period, the firm was active in the projects space, carrying out work in the tourism, real estate, transport and energy sectors.

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 in a wide range of corporate activities 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, Executive Privatization Commission (EPC), European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), Kawar Energy Co., Aqaba Marine Services and National Industries Group. 


Research period review: 33rd edition (2023/2024) 

The firm was particularly active in Banking and finance area during the research period where it advised banks, such as the European Investment Bank (EIB), on loan lending mainly to support SMEs and economy recovery in Jordan. 

In project development, the firm advised both corporations and public institutions on infrastructure and energy projects development. Notable examples are the firm’s advice to Ministry of Electricity and National Investment Commission of Iraq on two energy projects and AD Ports Group for the development of infrastructure in Aqaba. 

In M&A the firm primarily advised investment management companies on private acquisitions. 


Deal highlights: 33rd edition (2023/2024) 

ACWA Power Tadawul IPO 

Jordanian Government €1.5 billion sovereign bond issue 

Rajai K W Dajani & Associates

Rajai K W Dajani & Associate was formed in 1963 in Jordan. 


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 Abt Associates, Academy for Educational Development (AED), AirServe International, CHF International, Chemonics, Cooperative Housing Foundation, Creative Associates International, DevTech Systems, Education Development Center, Environmental Quality Management, Global Communities, IBTCI, Intiqal, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Kiron and MEDA. 


Research period review: 33rd edition (2023/2024) 

During the research cycle the firm advised its clients with legal support in the corporate and M&A space. 

The firm was also active in the projects space in the healthcare sector.

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 has 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: 32nd edition (2022/2023)

In the most recent research period, the firm’s projects practice supported a plethora of developments in Jordan’s infrastructure sector. It was highly active in the project finance space.

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


Client feedback: 32nd edition (2022/2023)


Project finance

"Very good understanding of the claims and followed up the settlement in a very professional way."


Tha'er Najdawi

"Very professional, knowledgeable of Jordanian jurisdiction laws and has a very helpful team."

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."

Andersen Legal

Amman based firm Andersen Legal was established in 1993 as Zalloum & Laswi Law Firm and became a member firm of Andersen Global in 2019.


Focusses / specialisms

The firm advises multinational and national companies in diverse sectors including NGOs, healthcare, investment, consulting, technology and energy. The firm is particularly active in advising local and international clients on acquisition of shares and assets in companies.


Key clients

Key clients include F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Novartis, Acted, The Palladium Group, BORDA WesCA, Beyond Capital, MED EL, World Bank / IFC, GIZ and Wurth.


Research period review: 32nd edition (2022/2023)

The Corporate and M&A team was primarily involved in advising both international and local clients on regulatory compliance issues and general corporate law.

Senior associate Monjed Obeidat joined the firm during the research cycle.

Beiruti Attorneys & Counselors at Law

Founded in 1962, Beiruti Attorneys & Counselors at Law is a full-service Jordanian law firm located in Amman.


Focusses / specialisms

The firm is visible in the financial and corporate practice, where it advises oil and gas companies on acquisitions, private placements and joint ventures. The firm also advises clients in the technology and construction space.

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 Ranco Diversified Investments, 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: 33rd edition (2023/2024) 

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 healthcare, construction, pharmaceuticals and financial sectors. 


Client feedback: 33rd edition (2023/2024) 

Banking and finance  

"They have a deep knowledge of the local law, as well as of relevant international law. They wear their learning lightly but are entirely authoritative on matters of Jordanian law. They are highly efficient, setting clear deadlines, and sticking to them. They are user-friendly, accessible and very clear about what they can and cannot provide within a given service. 



"They provided the client with clear and practical advice in a timely manner." 


Project development  

"Their advice was excellent and very detailed, they were very professional and guided the client through unpredicted obstacles and bureaucratic procedures. 

"In the project they were lead counsel, they were excellent managers, very apt to the local issues of the various jurisdictions, quick and efficient in their responses." 


Yotta Pantoula Bulmer  

"Yotta provided us with clear and practical advice in a timely mannerShe was very responsive and also accommodating of the client requirements.  

"She is extremely knowledgeable, efficient, observing deadlines and budget issues, quick, responsive and cooperative."

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 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 Arab Islamic Bank - Palestine 

Key clients

Key clients include Arab Orient Insurance/ Gulf Insurance Group, King Hussein Business Park, Amman Stock Exchange, Jordan Islamic Bank, Jordinvest, Pharma International, International Development, Bank of Jordan – Bahrain, Kingsway Capital, Site Drilling, Arab Islamic Bank – Palestine, Ikea Jordan and Gulf Insurance Group.   

Research period review: 33rd edition: (2023/2024)  

During the research period, the firm was active in banking, M&A and project developments. In banking, the firm mostly acted for lenders on several financings including project, corporate and sovereign finance. The firm was active in M&A where it notably advised on acquisitions and divestments. The team was mainly involved in private, asset and real estate acquisitions. In projects the firm assisted both corporate clients and government agencies in public private partnerships and energy projects development. 

Safwan Moubaydeen in association with Dentons

Dentons is a full-service global law firm with its Jordan offices located in Amman under the leadership of Safwan Moubaydeen. The firm has global presence with more than 200 offices in more than 80 countries. 


Focusses / specialisms

The firm’s practice in Jordan is strong in corporate transactions, advising on legal issues relating to their businesses and offering corporate services to clients mostly in the energy, utility, aviation, telecommunications and healthcare industry sectors.


Key clients

The firm’s key clients include Adidas Levant, AerCap Ireland, Agence Française de Développement, Ahli Bank, Alamar Foods, Al Badiya Power Generation, Al Hamawi Roastery, Al Husainiyah Power Generation, Amazon Web Services, Services, Amman Asia Electric Power, Bank of New York Mellon, Chanel, CRIF and Engine Lease Finance.