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Habayeb Advocates and Legal Consultants

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Managing Partner: Adib Habayeb
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 9
Languages: Arabic, English

Firm Overview:
Habayeb Advocates and Legal Consultants was established in Amman, Jordan in 1966 by Sami Adib Habayeb, a lawyer who has practiced in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon since 1946 before establishing the firm in Jordan. Starting as one of the very first law firms in the country that focuses on providing legal services and dispute resolution to international clients, the firm continues to be involved predominantly in the fields of commercial, civil and criminal laws of Jordan, construction, corporate/commercial matters, information technology, intellectual property, labour, maritime, renewable energy, retail, telecommunication, aviation, banking, auditing, automotive and tobacco. The firm’s members engage in international arbitration disputes as counsel and arbitrators. The firm has over 50 years of experience before the Jordanian courts and has obtained landmark judgments in the fields of maritime disputes, enforcement of foreign awards, construction disputes, termination of agency and distributorship agreements, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The firm is also engaged in corporate matters, including the establishment and setting up of companies and businesses in Jordan, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, liquidations, and the drafting of various forms of contracts, including but not limited to FIDIC-based construction contracts. The firm was involved in the drafting of the Arbitration Law of Jordan and the Maritime Law of Jordan, amongst others, in addition to providing consultations on legislative drafting on a regular basis. The firm also has affiliations with reputable law firms in the region.

Main Areas of Practice:
Local & International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Resolution
Construction
Corporate & Commercial Transactions
Energy & Resources
Information Technology
Intellectual Property
Local & International Maritime Disputes
Banking & Finance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Insurance
Investments
Employment & Labour
Public Policy
Legislative Drafting

International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution:
■Representation of domestic and international clients as parties to international arbitration disputes, mainly in the field of construction
■Representation of domestic and international clients as parties to disputes before the Jordanian courts
■Presiding arbitrators or members of arbitral tribunals in arbitration cases under the rules of Jordanian Law and several arbitration institutions, including the ICC, DIAC, IICRA

Corporate/Commercial:
■Legal advisors to domestic and international clients including global conglomerates, auditors, contractors, local and international banks, retailers, airlines, maritime protection and indemnity clubs
■Experience in mergers and acquisitions, distribution agreements, sale and purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, and other related corporate/commercial agreements

Diplomacy:
■Legal advisors to several diplomatic missions in Jordan
■Legal advisors to several non-governmental organisations

Construction:
■Advisors to several international contractors with respect establishment in Jordan, including registration with respect to licensing requirements
■Resolution of disputes relating to project execution, drafting of notices and project correspondence
■Drafting of construction contracts, sub-contract agreements, including but not limited to FIDIC-based contracts
■Representation before the Jordanian courts and international arbitration disputes in the field of construction

Intellectual Property:
■Registration of trademarks, trade-names and other intellectual property
■Representation of clients before Jordanian courts in intellectual property infringement disputes
■Advisors to several international clients including global conglomerates on matters relating to registration of intellectual property and infringement thereof; advice as regards to and liaising with the relevant Jordanian authorities, including the Registrar of Trademarks, the Jordanian customs departments, the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, the Jordan Food and Drug Administration, the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organisation