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Eversheds Sutherland

Corporate/Commercial

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What the team is known for

Well-known firm with a very well-established practice. Offers strength across a range of corporate work, including high-value M&A transactions. Particularly notable for its expertise in specific sectors such as financial services, energy and tech. The group has extensive experience acting for start-up companies, as well as considerable regulatory know-how.

Strengths

Clients describe Eversheds as "a global firm with a strong local presence in the Middle East."

Other sources praise the team for its "promptness and ability to think outside the box," adding that "the firm has the necessary local knowledge to implement transactions effectively."

Work highlights

Represented TUV Austria Hellas in its acquisition of the shares and assets of a Jordanian company.

Notable practitioners

Hani Kurdi has an especially strong understanding of aviation matters, as well as advising on the full gamut of corporate mandates. Interviewees say that "he is a great corporate lawyer with excellent business acumen and an impressive depth of experience in international M&A transactions."

Lana Habash is well known for her considerable abilities in a range of areas, including private equity transactions. In addition, she is noted for her specialism in intellectual property and is particularly knowledgeable regarding issues of regulatory reform. One client described her as "fantastic to work with."

Nadim Kayyali heads the corporate and commercial practice in Jordan, regularly overseeing transactions and joint venture agreements on behalf of significant multinational clients. He also has substantial knowledge of private equity matters. Interviewees rate him as a "strong lawyer" who "makes himself readily available, and is able to provide good guidance on complex legal issues."

Tawfiq Tabbaa is a specialist in both Jordanian and Iraqi transactions. He has deep knowledge of both jurisdictions, and his work has a strong focus on commercial contract law and regulatory issues. He combines his client-facing work with a prominent role as Eversheds' Middle East managing partner.

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Overview

Our practice advises on transactional, corporate, commercial, banking and finance, regulatory, energy, construction, real estate, leisure and TMT. Our team is growing and we continue to be involved in prominent and innovative M&A deals. We are also getting increasingly more involved in transactions that relate to other parts of the region, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. 

We have extensive experience of supporting and advising start-ups and SMEs in Jordan. This includes advising on the full ambit of commercial and corporate issues, including matching investment opportunities with investors and advising on and structuring deals. 

In addition, our team co-operates with government agencies and private sector companies to introduce wide-reaching economic and regulatory reforms in Jordan. These include advising on the creation of a development zone, and developing laws in relation to the environment, property, data protection, credit information and bankruptcy. 

We have a team of over 100 lawyers in seven offices across five countries in the UAE (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Jordan (Amman), Qatar (Doha), Saudi Arabia (Riyadh; Mohammed AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland), and in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (Baghdad and Erbil). Our lawyers are qualified to practice in Middle Eastern jurisdictions, England and Wales, and the US.

Corporate/Commercial Department

Eversheds Sutherland

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Department location

7th Floor, The Edgo Atrium

1 Rafiq Al-Hariri Avenue

Abdali, PO Box 3064

Amman

Amman Governorate

Jordan

11190

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Jordan

Corporate/Commercial


Hani Kurdi
Band 3
Lana Habash
Band 3
Nadim Kayyali
Band 1
Tawfiq Tabbaa
Eminent Practitioners, Foreign expert for Iraq