Hammouri Law firm

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Banking and Finance:
We advise domestic and international banks and lending institutions on specialized banking transactions, including syndicated loans, structured finance and secured debt. The firm represents key local banks, international banks and financial institutions, including the Central Bank of Jordan, the Commercial Bank, Falcom Investment Bank, Gulf Finance House and Iraqi Islamic Bank.

Corporate and Commercial:
The firm advises clients across different industries and sectors on corporate set-up and organization, corporate finance, corporate compliance and governance, mergers and acquisitions, business transactions including drafting and negotiating of all types of commercial contracts.
Hammouri & Partners’ impressive and growing portfolio of served client, includes notably, Jordan Investment Board, Agility, Consolidated Consultants, Jordan Aviation Company, Datel, MGMA International, Wurth International, Academy of Education Development, Airmalta, Aldeasa, International Organization for Migration, Juki Singapore and Arabian Bridge for Oil Services.

Corporate Governance and Compliance:
We routinely advise our corporate clients on all government corporate and regulatory requirements to ensure they maintain good standing. Our experience covers, inter-alia, board of director responsibilities, board of directors and general assembly meetings, business licensing, compliance, corporate disclosure and governance. As in other areas, we act proactively and preventively but are highly competent and well experienced in representing executives and corporations in disputes related to the discharge of responsibilities and operations. The firm advises public shareholding companies (listed companies) and private shareholding companies on corporate governance and compliance matters. Our impressive corporate client list includes Al Rakaez, Al Fatihoun Al Arab, Jordan Gate, Royal Village, Near East Technologies and Ayas for Car Manufacturing.

Intellectual Property Rights:
Our Intellectual Property (IP) team offers clients a comprehensive range of IP services, including IP rights advisory, registration, maintenance and administrations search and watch services, franchising, licensing and litigations. We routinely handle administrative oppositions and cancellations.

International Trade and Investment:
Hammouri & Partners has participated in bilateral and international trade negotiations and routinely advises on international trade matters. Accordingly, we are very well positioned to advise government and other clients on trade agreements, as well as assist private business in leveraging the resulting market access opportunities.

Labor and Employment:
We assist clients in respect to all employee legal matters, including advice on labor law, civil service and social security matters, drafting employment contracts and internal manuals and representation in disputes. We also help implement labor transfer and employee stock option plans and assist family businesses in enhancing governance by separating family ownership from management and control.

Legislative Law Reform:
The firm has provided legal support to many of Jordan's legal reforms and legislative drafting including investment related legislation. We actively participated in drafting the proposed Investment Law of Jordan, Investment Regulations, Companies Law, Company Liquidation Regulations and the Law On Using Movable Asset As Security.

Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution:
Our litigation department represents clients before all trial and appellate courts in the Kingdom. Our team is able to litigate corporate and commercial disputes, regardless of size, complexity and subject matter and has expertise across practices and industries, including breach of contracts, labor and employment, construction, government procurement, intellectual property, real estate, distribution and agency, banking, white collar crime and corporate fraud.
Despite our winning track record in litigious matters, our policy is to always encourage clients to exhaust all options and strategies before resorting to litigation. To this end, we have high success rates in settling disputes through legal negotiations and mediation. Further, our litigation team plays a pivotal role in assisting clients in dispute aversion strategies.
The firm also has extensive experience in representing clients before local and international arbitration tribunals.

Privatization and Public Procurement:
The firm is involved in advisory matters related to the Kingdom's privatization program. We have acted for both government and private sector bidders in privatization transactions, from sale of government shares to more complex concessions. Some of our work includes advising Royal Jordanian Airlines on its multimillion US Dollar privatization and advising the Aldeasa duty free shops on its successful bid to acquire Jordan’s duty free services at Queen Alia International Airport.

Securities and Capital Markets:
We advise clients on all aspects of transactions governed by Jordan's Securities Laws and Regulations, including securities listing and delisting, share issuance and underwriting, initial public offerings, public and private placements, securities trading and dealings, corporate governance and disclosure requirements.

The firm is heavily involved in all aspects relating to agency law, including drafting agency agreements in line with Jordanian Law, registration of agencies and termination thereof with the agency registrar as well as representing clients in agency compensation litigation.

Commercial Contracts:
The firm has extensive experience in commercial contract legal issues, contract drafting and breach of contract litigation. Based on our in-depth understanding of specific contractual requirements and the client’s needs, we draft contracts that address legal requirements and at the same time meet and protect the client’s interests. We draft and advise on a broad spectrum of commercial contracts, including aircraft purchase transactions, sale and lease contracts, partnership contracts, agency contracts, construction contracts, banking contracts and employment contracts.

Our lawyers are capable of handling insurance law related issues, including reviewing and drafting insurance contracts, advising on insurance regulatory issues and representing clients in various kinds of insurance litigation.

Real Estate Development:
Jordan has recently seen an increased need for sophisticated legal services to support ever more complicated development and finance models and transactions in the real estate sector and our firm has been actively involved in this development. We advise the Royal Village, Jordan Gate and Tuscany Builders on all major real estate transactions in addition to representing other prominent real estate investors and developers.

Information Technology, Telecommunications, Internet and Media:
Our firm acts for the Electronic Health Solutions, A Royal initiative that aims to digitize the health sector in Jordan, Menhaj Educational Technologies, a company specialized in e-learning, Shuhob for High Telecommunication, Al Hakieka TV station and we enjoy extensive experience in media sector support. Said experience includes drafting production, distribution, licensing, marketing, broadcast, advertising and intellectual property agreements.

Construction, Engineering and Architecture:
The firm represents some of the biggest companies in the construction, engineering and architecture fields and has an impressive track record in advising clients on all relevant issues. The firm has advised Abu Haliemeh Contractors, Consolidated Consultants (Architects and Engineers) and Al Tariq Bureau for Construction and Contracting.