PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD HAMMOURI

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Professor Mohammad Hammouri is a Jordanian Law Professor and a renowned attorney and author of legal publications, born in Irbid, Jordan.

Professor Hammouri read law at the University of Cairo, Egypt and he was awarded his Doctorate Degree in Philosophy from the Faculty of Law, the University of Cambridge, England (Ph.D. 1975).

Professor Hammouri is the Founder and Chief Senior Counsel of the Amman based law firm, Hammouri & Partners Attorneys at-Law.

Professor Hammouri is an accomplished Litigator with more than half a century of professional experience on all types of commercial negotiations and disputes, civil trials, all types of labour and employment disputes and white collar crime. Further, Professor Hammouri is an experienced Arbitrator practicing dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration both in Jordan as well as internationally as a Counsel in International Arbitration proceedings.

Professor Mohammad Hammouri is member of Board for various governmental bodies and organizations in Jordan, including member of the Board of Trustees for the Arab Anti-Corruption Organization and participant member in many national and international legal conferences.

In the political life of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Professor Hammouri served as a Minister of Culture and National Heritage (former) and as a Minister of Higher Education (former).

In the academia, Professor Hammouri is the Founding Dean of the First Law School in Jordan and later Professor at the same and a Vice President of the University of Jordan’s Board of Trustees.

Further accolades include the post of Visiting Professor at the Law School, University of Virginia, United States of America; former member of the International Advisory Board of the University of Hartford, Connecticut USA and Lecturer at the National Judicial Training Institute in Jordan.

Professor Hammouri is an author of a plethora of articles and books in constitutional law, litigation and political issues, with his latest publications, in 2017  the book titled “The Captured Freedoms between Tyrannous rule And Religion Exploitation; Fundamentals and the Bath to Salvation”.

 

Bachelors’ Degree in Law (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Cairo, Egypt (1967)

Masters’ Degree in Constitutional Law (LL.M.), Faculty of Law, University of Cairo, Egypt (1968)

Masters’ Degree in Private Law (LL.M.), Faculty of Law, University of Cairo, Egypt (1969)

Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, England (1975)

Diploma in Comparative Law, University of Cambridge, England

Diploma for Newly Appointed Federal Appellate Judges, Federal Judicial Center Washington DC, U.S.A. (1985)

Video Orientation for Newly Appointed District Judges (1985)

The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (1986)

Areas of practice

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Law

Arbitration

White Collar Crime

Admission

Jordan Bar Association (1985)

Experience highlights

The professional experience of Professor Hammouri, spans over half a century of legal advisory and active litigation work. Highlights of Professor Hammouri’s broad legal experience and expertise:

Arbitration: Acting as an arbitrator, attorney and expert in International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration cases

Aviation industry: Advising on the privatization of some departments of the Royal Jordanian Airline (‘RJ’) and converting said departments into legal entities for the purpose of sale.

International law firms: Collaboration with International law firms in preparing defenses and counter-claims against international aircraft companies.

Banking sector: Handling and advising on the liquidation of Petra Bank, both on the national and international level.

Finance and Foreign investment: Advising several foreign investors on domestic commercial and corporate matters.

Commercial: Preparing, reviewing and drafting all agreements for establishing and registering Joint-Venture companies.

Corporate: Collaborating with international law firms and international financial advisors and auditors in preparing due diligence and other related documentation for several biddings and privatization projects in Jordan.

Private Client: Advising on major inheritance cases involving several American, European, and Middle Eastern jurisdictions.

Arabic (native speaker)

English (full professional capacity)

Positions held

Dean of the Law School, University of Jordan;

Professor, Law, The University of Jordan; 

Minister of Culture and National Heritage, The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; 

Minister of Education, The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; 

Member, The Board of Trustees, The Arab Anti-Corruption Organization;

Vice President, The Board of Trustees, The University of Jordan;

Visiting Professor, Law, University of Virginia, United States of America; 

Member of the International Advisory Board of the University of Hartford, Connecticut USA; 

Lecturer, The National Judicial Training Institute, Amman, Jordan;  

Advocate and member of the Jordan Bar Association on 1985;

Member of the Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration.

 

Memberships

Jordan Bar Association (member since 1985).

Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration.

Ministers’ Legal Cabinet Committee of the Jordanian Government (formerly).

Vice President of the University of Jordan’s Board of Trustees (formerly).

The International Advisory Board of the University of Hartford-CT, USA, (formerly).

The Anglo-Jordanian Society (member)

Professor Mohammad Hammouri is author of more than one hundred articles and books on political and constitutional rights, including:

         2017

“The captured freedoms between tyrannous rule and religion exploitation fundamentals and the path to salvation.”

Published in the Arabic language, Beirut, Lebanon, Arab Institute for research and publishing, 2017.

ISBN 978-614-419-797-4

         2015

“The Constitutional and Legal Requirement for Political Reform. Why …and How”

Published in the Arabic language, Amman, Jordan, Darwael Publishing House, 2015.

ISBN 978-9957-91-242-0

         2010

“Rights and Freedoms between Political Whims and Constitutional Requisites. The Case of Jordan – Comparative Studies in Existing Practices and Required Needs”

Published in the English language, Amman, Jordan, 2010

         2009

“Rights and Freedoms between Political Whims and Constitutional Requisites. The Case of Jordan – Comparative Studies in Existing Practices and Required Needs”

Published in the Arabic language, Amman, Jordan, 2009, 502 pages.

ISBN 978-9957-11-806-8

         2007

“Studies on the Lebanese Scene – The Legal Rights and Political Interest”

Published in the Arabic language, Lebanon, 2007, 175 pages.

ISBN 978-9953-494-31-9

         2005

“In Defense of Democracy and the Rule of the Constitution”

Published in the Arabic language, Amman, Jordan, 2005, 392 pages.

ISBN 9953-36-790-6

OVERVIEW

Professor Mohammad Hammouri is a Jordanian Law Professor and a renowned attorney and author of legal publications, born in Irbid, Jordan.

Professor Hammouri read law at the University of Cairo, Egypt and he was awarded his Doctorate Degree in Philosophy from the Faculty of Law, the University of Cambridge, England (Ph.D. 1975).

Professor Hammouri is the Founder and Chief Senior Counsel of the Amman based law firm, Hammouri & Partners Attorneys at-Law.

Professor Hammouri is an accomplished Litigator with more than half a century of professional experience on all types of commercial negotiations and disputes, civil trials, all types of labour and employment disputes and white collar crime. Further, Professor Hammouri is an experienced Arbitrator practicing dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration both in Jordan as well as internationally as a Counsel in International Arbitration proceedings.

Professor Mohammad Hammouri is member of Board for various governmental bodies and organizations in Jordan, including member of the Board of Trustees for the Arab Anti-Corruption Organization and participant member in many national and international legal conferences.

In the political life of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Professor Hammouri served as a Minister of Culture and National Heritage (former) and as a Minister of Higher Education (former).

In the academia, Professor Hammouri is the Founding Dean of the First Law School in Jordan and later Professor at the same and a Vice President of the University of Jordan’s Board of Trustees.

Further accolades include the post of Visiting Professor at the Law School, University of Virginia, United States of America; former member of the International Advisory Board of the University of Hartford, Connecticut USA and Lecturer at the National Judicial Training Institute in Jordan.

Professor Hammouri is an author of a plethora of articles and books in constitutional law, litigation and political issues, with his latest publications, in 2017  the book titled “The Captured Freedoms between Tyrannous rule And Religion Exploitation; Fundamentals and the Bath to Salvation”.

 

EDUCATION

Bachelors’ Degree in Law (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Cairo, Egypt (1967)

Masters’ Degree in Constitutional Law (LL.M.), Faculty of Law, University of Cairo, Egypt (1968)

Masters’ Degree in Private Law (LL.M.), Faculty of Law, University of Cairo, Egypt (1969)

Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, England (1975)

Diploma in Comparative Law, University of Cambridge, England

Diploma for Newly Appointed Federal Appellate Judges, Federal Judicial Center Washington DC, U.S.A. (1985)

Video Orientation for Newly Appointed District Judges (1985)

The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (1986)

PRACTICE

Areas of practice

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Law

Arbitration

White Collar Crime

Admission

Jordan Bar Association (1985)

Experience highlights

The professional experience of Professor Hammouri, spans over half a century of legal advisory and active litigation work. Highlights of Professor Hammouri’s broad legal experience and expertise:

Arbitration: Acting as an arbitrator, attorney and expert in International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration cases

Aviation industry: Advising on the privatization of some departments of the Royal Jordanian Airline (‘RJ’) and converting said departments into legal entities for the purpose of sale.

International law firms: Collaboration with International law firms in preparing defenses and counter-claims against international aircraft companies.

Banking sector: Handling and advising on the liquidation of Petra Bank, both on the national and international level.

Finance and Foreign investment: Advising several foreign investors on domestic commercial and corporate matters.

Commercial: Preparing, reviewing and drafting all agreements for establishing and registering Joint-Venture companies.

Corporate: Collaborating with international law firms and international financial advisors and auditors in preparing due diligence and other related documentation for several biddings and privatization projects in Jordan.

Private Client: Advising on major inheritance cases involving several American, European, and Middle Eastern jurisdictions.

LANGUAGES

Arabic (native speaker)

English (full professional capacity)

MEMBERSHIPS & POSITIONS

Positions held

Dean of the Law School, University of Jordan;

Professor, Law, The University of Jordan; 

Minister of Culture and National Heritage, The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; 

Minister of Education, The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; 

Member, The Board of Trustees, The Arab Anti-Corruption Organization;

Vice President, The Board of Trustees, The University of Jordan;

Visiting Professor, Law, University of Virginia, United States of America; 

Member of the International Advisory Board of the University of Hartford, Connecticut USA; 

Lecturer, The National Judicial Training Institute, Amman, Jordan;  

Advocate and member of the Jordan Bar Association on 1985;

Member of the Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration.

 

Memberships

Jordan Bar Association (member since 1985).

Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration.

Ministers’ Legal Cabinet Committee of the Jordanian Government (formerly).

Vice President of the University of Jordan’s Board of Trustees (formerly).

The International Advisory Board of the University of Hartford-CT, USA, (formerly).

The Anglo-Jordanian Society (member)

PUBLICATIONS

Professor Mohammad Hammouri is author of more than one hundred articles and books on political and constitutional rights, including:

         2017

“The captured freedoms between tyrannous rule and religion exploitation fundamentals and the path to salvation.”

Published in the Arabic language, Beirut, Lebanon, Arab Institute for research and publishing, 2017.

ISBN 978-614-419-797-4

         2015

“The Constitutional and Legal Requirement for Political Reform. Why …and How”

Published in the Arabic language, Amman, Jordan, Darwael Publishing House, 2015.

ISBN 978-9957-91-242-0

         2010

“Rights and Freedoms between Political Whims and Constitutional Requisites. The Case of Jordan – Comparative Studies in Existing Practices and Required Needs”

Published in the English language, Amman, Jordan, 2010

         2009

“Rights and Freedoms between Political Whims and Constitutional Requisites. The Case of Jordan – Comparative Studies in Existing Practices and Required Needs”

Published in the Arabic language, Amman, Jordan, 2009, 502 pages.

ISBN 978-9957-11-806-8

         2007

“Studies on the Lebanese Scene – The Legal Rights and Political Interest”

Published in the Arabic language, Lebanon, 2007, 175 pages.

ISBN 978-9953-494-31-9

         2005

“In Defense of Democracy and the Rule of the Constitution”

Published in the Arabic language, Amman, Jordan, 2005, 392 pages.

ISBN 9953-36-790-6