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Al Zaeem & Associates

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Al Zaeem & Associates is the largest commercial law firm in Palestine.It has been established since 1987 and has a dominant presence in Gaza as well as strong presence through its associates in the West Bank.The firm’s reputation is built on the individual and collective strengths of its attorneys. The firm has forged close ties with other law firms in many countries. This diverse mix of expertise and culture enables the firm to understand the needs and requirements of local and international clients.The mission of the firm is to provide superior, professional legal services, of an international standard, with quality and straightforward individual client attention.

Main Areas of Practice 

The firm has extensive experience and capability in providing legal counselling advice and drafting documents related to the following practices of areas in Palestine:

  • Banking Law
  • Insurance Law
  • NGO’s related laws.
  • Landlord and Tenancy Laws.
  • Energy Law
  • Telecommunication Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Companies Law
  • Commercial Law and transactions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor Law
  • Corporate Transaction
  • Securities Regulation
  • Environmental Health and Safety


The firm provides legal services to a wide range of local and international clients, including banks, non-governmental organizations and international non-governmental organizations, semi-governmental organizations and individual clients. These induced among many others:

INGOs, NGOs and non-profit organizations such as:

  • United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Save the Children
  • Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
  • Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Médecins du Monde (MDM)
  • Taawon (Welfare Association)
  • Gaza Mental Health Program (GMHP)
  • St. John's Episcopal Hospital (SJEH)

International and Local Companies

  • Dorsch International Consultants GmbH
  • Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
  • Trust International Insurance Company
  • Cable News Network (CNN)
  • Palestine Industrial Estate Development& Management (PIEDCO)
  • Palestine Electricity Company
  • UNIPAL General Trading Company


  • Bank of Palestine (Acts as the consultant of international affairs)
  • Arab Bank
  • Palestine Islamic Bank
  • Al Quds Bank
  • Palestine Investment Bank

Semi-Governmental Institutions

  • Coastal Municipalities Water Utility (CMWU)


Al Zaeem & Associates consists of 15 attorneys each with varying specialties and areas of expertise, in addition to seasoned administrative and secretarial support staff. The firm's aim at creating an environment in which each individual staff member can thrive both as an individual, and as a part of the team.


Al Zaeem & Associates has three offices in the Gaza Strip, one located in the Gaza City (the main city in the Gaza Strip), on located in Khanyouns (the second largest in the Strip) and the third is in Gaza's industrial area. The Firm also maintains strong presence in the West Bank through its associated offices.


As a firm Al Zaeem & Associates values inspiration, innovation, and individual contributions. The firm places the utmost value to its clients, and endeavours to create an environment of mutual respect and trust. The firm's core values are:

  • Confidentiality
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Commitment

Social Responsibility 

Al Zaeem & Associates social responsibility program has four key areas:

  • Pro bono: providing free legal services for non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations and other associations who are working in the humanitarian and development fields.
  • Community: providing aids to needy families and students in the community through well- trusted associations who are specializing in this regard.
  • Training & Development: providing training programs and workshops in relation to law aspects such as discussion of draft laws and regulations and introducing new laws. As well as hosting seminars lead by experts (both local and international) in order to advance discussions and awareness of legal trends globally.
  • Research: participate in law conferences held by the Palestinian and international universities and coordinate for communication between Palestinian law schools and other international law schools.

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Palestine - Head office

Al Zaeem & Associates rankings

Global Guide 2023
General Business Law
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
General Business Law
Band 1
Sharhabeel Al Zaeem
Band 1