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Sharif Ali Zu'bi

Senior Partner

  • Admitted to the Jordanian Bar in 1986.
  • Education: University of Bristol
  • Member: Jordanian Bar Association
  • Member: International Bar Association
  • Member of the Royal Commission for Judicial Reform and the Rule of Law
  • Former Minister of Industry & Trade
  • Languages: Arabic and English
  • Email: sharif.zubi@zubilaw.com

Through the combination of his legal skills as a highly qualified lawyer and his expertise as a former Minister of Industry & Trade and Minister of Justice in the Government of Jordan, our senior partner Sharif Ali Zu’bi has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in both the private and public sectors. Whether in the practice areas of privatisation and project finance or, in the fields of foreign investment and judicial reform, Sharif has become a leading authority in the Jordanian legal realm. In October 2016, Sharif was appointed a Member of the Royal Commission for Judicial Reform and the Rule of Law.

Khaled O. Asfour

Managing Partner

  • Admitted to the Jordanian Bar in 1994.
  • Education: University of Minnesota, USA (JD)
  • Member: Jordanian Bar Association
  • Member: International Bar Association
  • Head, Projects Section
  • Languages: Arabic and English
  • Email: khaled.asfour@zubilaw.com

Khaled joined Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants in April 1992 as an associate. He became a partner in August 1997 and our firm's Managing Partner in April 2005 when Sharif was appointed Minister of Industry & Trade in the Government of Jordan.

Khaled also heads our firm's Projects Section. He has acted as lead lawyer on a variety of financing transactions including the underwriting and syndication of loans, secured commercial lending transactions, commercial paper and foreign trade financing transactions in addition to a variety of equity and debt finance transactions.

Saleh M. Abdel Ati

Partner

  • Admitted to the Jordanian Bar in 1995.
  • Education: University of Jordan (BA in Law)
  • Member: Jordanian Bar Association
  • Head, Corporate/Commercial Section
  • Languages: Arabic and English
  • Email: saleh.abdelati@zubilaw.com

Saleh joined our firm as an Advocate Trainee in July 1994.  Following his admittance to the Jordanian Bar in July 1995, Saleh worked as a senior associate until 2004 when he became a partner.

Heading our Corporate/Commercial Section, Saleh's key qualifications and expertise are in general practice specialising mainly in real estate investment, banking, international trade matters and foreign investment.

He has advised foreign and local banks on their day to day operations, and has also advised individual and corporate clients on a wide range of Jordanian Laws including the Commercial Law, Investments Law, Companies Law, Commercial Agents and Middlemen Law, Banking Law, Labour and Social Security Laws. Saleh has also served on the drafting committees of the Arab Potash Company Concession Law, the Royal Films Commission Law and Al-Hussein Cancer Institute Law.

Lubna M. Hawamdeh

Partner

  • Admitted to the Jordanian Bar in 1997.
  • Education: University of Jordan (BA in Law)
  • Member: Jordanian Bar Association
  • Head, Company Registration Section
  • Languages: Arabic and English
  • Email: lubna.hawamdeh@zubilaw.com

Lubna joined our firm as an Advocate Trainee in July 1995. Following her admittance to the Jordanian Bar in July 1997, Lubna worked as a senior associate until January 2006 when she became a partner.

Lubna's key qualifications are in general commercial practice specialising mainly in corporate contracts and issues such as mergers and acquisitions, due diligence reports, international trade matters, foreign investment, franchise and distributorship agreements, labour and intellectual property issues.

Lubna has also participated in complex projects such as privatisation of local public institutions. She has also undertaken extensive legal research for the purpose of assisting in the drafting of new laws and publishing articles in international legal journals.

Jumana A. Toukan

Partner

  • Admitted to the Jordanian Bar in 1997.
  • Education: London School of Economics & Political Science
  • Member: Jordanian Bar Association
  • Member: International Bar Association
  • Languages: Arabic and English
  • Email: jumana.toukan@zubilaw.com

Jumana joined our firm as a managing associate in January 2011 and became a partner in January 2012.

Jumana started her legal practice in 1999 as an associate at Nabulsi & Associates to later become a partner at the firm in 2006. In 2008, Jumana founded The Jordanian Counselor - Attorneys-at-Law & Legal Advisors and remained a partner at the firm until November, 2010.

As a member of our Projects' Section, Jumana has worked on several financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions. She has extensive experience in general corporate and commercial law with a special emphasis on project finance.

Jumana regularly represents lenders and sponsors in large-scale projects in Jordan. She has represented multilateral institutions, export credit agencies, commercial banks and equity joint venture partners in projects in a wide range of sectors, including power, oil and gas, airports, toll roads, telecommunications, water and other industrial projects.

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