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Ronald Sherr

Ronald Sherr brings 60 years of leadership and experience to Sherr Law Group. Mr. Sherr has been selected as one of the best lawyers in Pennsylvania by U.S. News and World Report in the field of arbitration and mediation, product liability litigation and personal injury litigation since 2005. Mr. Sherr has been a lecturer in various areas of litigation for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and has specialized in arbitration and mediation since 1993 and has settled over 3,000 cases. He specializes in construction, malpractice and insurance litigation and frequently serves as an expert witness in these areas. He has litigated over 1,000 cases in the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania as well as other jurisdictions of the United States. He has served on many boards for profit and non-profit organizations as well as charitable institutions. He has also presided over civil jury and non-jury cases as a Judge Pro Tem of Philadelphia County.

Mr. Sherr is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Mr. Sherr graduated from Temple Law School, where he received his LLB in 1956. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1957.

Services:

Sherr Law Group’s success and extensive experience in a wide range of cases has led the firm to focus its practice in four key areas of law:

Sherr Law Group has decades of combined experience representing cities, counties, boroughs, municipalities and townships with complex cases involving: employment law, municipal law and products liability. Our team of defense lawyers work alongside insurance companies, ensuring their clients receive the best representation for their unique situation.

Sherr Law Group, LLC:

Sherr Law Group is located in the heart of Norristown, PA, Anthony Sherr’s hometown. The second generation of Sherr attorneys to work in Norristown, Tony is proud to carry on in his father’s footsteps in becoming a vital part of the community.

Our team has been successfully representing clients in local, state and federal courts throughout the eastern and middle portion of Pennsylvania for decades. We have a broad base of litigation expertise ranging from employment law to insurance defensemunicipal law to products liability. We have handled litigation for large, publicly traded companies and public entities as well as closely-held businesses and individuals.

A big part of our approach is helping to educate clients on all their available options. We believe the most respectful way to engage with a client is to provide the big picture of several approaches so the client can choose what’s best for them. We’re able to trust the client’s decision, because our collective experience allows us to focus on big picture analysis and recommendations.

We take tremendous pride in the work we do for each of our clients and the personal relationships we have with them. We believe that the manner in which we provide our services is just as important as the quality of the legal services we provide. The team at Sherr Law Group is always in tireless pursuit of our client’s interests while maintaining a professional working relationship with the teams representing our adversaries. It may not be the most instantly gratifying way of dealing with tense situations, but we know from experience that better results are attained when all parties are civil and respectful toward one another. Developing respectful relationships on both sides of the table does not mean we are any less tenacious or committed to achieving a just result for our clients–to the contrary, we care about our clients as if their cases were our own.

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Cemile Gökyayla

Cemile Gökyayla is a partner at Akıncı Law, a leading arbitration and litigation firm in Istanbul. With over 10 years’ experience, she is a specialist in international commercial and investment arbitration. She has acted as counsel and arbitrator in numerous ad hoc and administered international arbitral proceedings under the UNCITRAL, ICC, DIAC, ICSID, TOBB and ITOTAM arbitration rules governed by many countries’ laws (including Swiss, German, Turkish, Yemeni, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Khazak, Qatari, Emirati, Iraqi and Romanian law).

She is particularly experienced in disputes arising from construction contracts (eg, infrastructure, building, road and energy projects) in Europe, Gulf countries, the Middle East, Africa and CIS countries financed by the European Union, the European Investment Bank, the Asian Development Bank, JBIC, and the World Bank.

Dr Gökyayla advises contractors and employers in international construction projects in Turkey and abroad. She also represents parties in Turkish court proceedings related to the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and board judgments.

Dr Gökyayla is a member of the Istanbul Arbitration Centre National Court and Advising Committee, and worked on the drafting of the Istanbul Arbitration Centre Arbitration Rules. She was previously a member of the sub-committee reviewing the articles regulating domestic arbitration in the Turkish Civil Code. She is also a member of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre.

Dr Gökyayla is the president of the International Private Law Department of the Faculty of Law at Istanbul Bilgi University, where she teaches international arbitration law, international commercial law, foreign investment law and international private law.

Dr Gökyayla participates as speaker or moderator in conferences on international arbitration law or international construction law. She is the author of the following books: Document Production in International Arbitration (2014), International Distribution Agreements (2nd Edition 2013), International Family Law (with Prof Ziya Akıncı 2010) and Public Order in Enforcement of Foreign Judgements (2000). She has also published several articles in the field of international private law.

Dr Gökyayla is fluent in English and Turkish and has a working knowledge of French and German.

The International Arbitration Practice:

Akinci Law Office has extensive and rooted experience in International Arbitration and proceedings under, among others, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Our work in the field of international arbitration has been highly commended by many respected international organizations. For example, Akinci holds the honor of being selected amongst the top 100 law firms worldwide for 2010-2017 in the Global Arbitration Review 100. Akinci has also been listed amongst the recommended law firms in the field of dispute resolution by Legal500 and Chambers and Partners. We were recently chosen “Arbitration Law Firm of the Year – Turkey” by Lawyer Monthly.

We deal with all kinds of international disputes, including among others those related to international commercial law, construction contracts, highway construction projects, energy distribution, and water and waste plant management projects.

Prof. Ziya Akinci has acted as an arbitrator and counsel in numerous ad-hoc and institutional international arbitration cases, including ones performed under the rules of ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, TRAC, ITO and others. Prof. Akinci has been a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration since 2006.

In recent years, Akinci Law Office has successfully represented, and is representing, multiple clients regarding disputes related to significant investments by these clients in among other countries several members of the Commonwealth of Independent States, an association set up after the collapse of the U.S.S.R. of former Soviet Republics. These disputes were, and are being, adjudicated before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”), a World Bank-related arbitration tribunal, based on violations of the Bilateral Investment Treaties involved. They cover legal and factual situations unique to this particularly troubled region and we believe no law firm in the world has had more experience, and success, with ICSID arbitrations that have arisen there.

Akinci Law Office:

Akinci Law Office is an international law firm, based in Istanbul Turkey, committed to providing high-quality legal service both in international and domestic practices. The firm provides specialized legal services to prominent local firms as well as to well-known corporations around the world.

Clients range from public institutions, internationally renowned firms to small businesses and individual entrepreneurs. The firm assists in matters arising from civil law, penal law and other branches of the law, and aim to fulfill all of our clients’ varied needs.

The hallmark of their practice is treating each matter individually, taking into consideration its own merits. Orientated with the philosophy of personal service and a team approach, Akinci Law Office are dedicated to resolving all aspects of their clients’ legal matters efficiently.

Akinci Law Office has been listed as one of the recommended law firms in the field of dispute resolution by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Today, the firm’s staff consists of an outstanding group of professional lawyers, all of which are fluent in English; also, French, German and Russian are spoken.

Clients are; Local and International Public Institutions, Leading Construction Companies, Energy Companies, Shipyard Companies, Investors, Manufacturers and Processors and Major Banks.

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Njeri Kariuki

Njeri is an advocate who has specialised in resolving disputes through arbitration and adr. During the course of her career, she has delivered awards as a sole arbitrator spanning the petroleum, insurance, banking, industry & corporate sectors, mainly in the domestic arena. Njeri has also sat on several three panel tribunals, as co-arbitrator, determining disputes in similar sectors. Besides being an arbitrator, Njeri is also an accredited mediator and is listed as a trainer & a tutor of several courses with the AFL of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In addition, Njeri has sat as Chair of a Dispute Adjudication Board set-up to midwife an international geothermal project to fruition.

In her primary profession as an advocate, Njeri takes on, in the main, non-contentious matters in the realm of real estate (conveyancing) law, probate & succession, commercial contracts, company/business formations & company secretarial matters.

WORK HIGHLIGHTS
  • Nomination by the Government of the Republic of Kenya to the Panel of Arbitrators at ICSID
  • Attaining Chartered Arbitrator status in 2008, just to find that there are very female Chartered Arbitrators the world over
  • 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Citations in Chambers Global as a Leading Individual
  • 2015 & 2016 Citations in Expert Guides as one of the World’s leading practitioners in Commercial Arbitration
  • 2017 Arbitration Award in Kenya from International Advisory Experts
  • Corporate INTL Global Award – Commercial Arbitration Law Firm in Kenya
CAREER

Trained with Kaplan & Stratton, Advocates (1987/88) and was admitted to the Kenyan Bar in December 1988. Associate with Walker Kontos, Advocates 1988-1990; Partner, Walker Kontos, Advocates 1990-1992. Proprietor of Njeri Kariuki Advocate since 1993, a Chartered Arbitrator since August 2008 and in July 2016, Njeri was certified as an Accredited Mediator by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Committee Member of the Kenya Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Member of the Law Society of Kenya, East Africa Law Society, FIDA, Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Member, LCIA African Users Council, Member, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, ICCA, SIAC Users Council – Africa (by invitation only).

PUBLICATIONS
  • Written and presented papers on international commercial arbitration, during the 10th Joint Annual Seminar of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators & the LCIA held in September 2014.
  • Written and presented a paper on Commercial Mediation in Africa, during the Centenary Conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators held in July 2015 in Livingstone, Zambia.
  • 2014 Chambers Legal Practice Guide on Litigation (Kenya Chapter).
  • International Arbitration in the 2016 Chambers Country Practice Guides.
  • Global Legal Group’s International Comparative Legal Guide 2016 & 2017.
  • Lexology Navigator Arbitration 2016.
  • Practical Law – Arbitration Global Guide 2016.
  • Written and presented a paper entitled “Building an Effective Arbitral Practice in Africa: what tools do you need?” at the Joint IBA/ICC Conference held on 5th June, 2017, in Nairobi.
EXPERT IN THESE JURISDICTIONS

World-wide as an arbitrator, mediator and adr practitioner; Republic of Kenya.

PERSONAL

After a two year stint at the University of Nairobi, Njeri went on to study Law at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, after completing her BA at York University, Toronto. Njeri holds a Diploma in International Arbitration (CIArbn., Keble College, Oxford) and lives in Nairobi all year round where she thoroughly enjoys the company of her 3 children. She is a travel, kick-boxing & power-walking enthusiast.

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Piotr Nowaczyk

Piotr Nowaczyk is a chartered arbitrator (FCIArb) and member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2003-2015). He is admitted in Poznań (1984), Paris (1993) and Warsaw (1994). Piotr is an ex-judge and president of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (2006 to 2009); member of Vienna Center advisory board and UNCITRAL’s working group II on arbitration and conciliation (2006-2010); a WIPO expert; a FIDIC-accredited adjudicator; and a lifetime member of the Indian Arbitration Council. He is listed on major panels of arbitrators including AABD, ACICA, BCDR, CEPANI, CIArb, CRCICA, DIAC, HKIAC, INTA, JCAA, KCAB, KIA, KLRCA, MCAC, SIAC and TRAC. He has 35 years of experience in courtrooms and major arbitral institutions.

Piotr has acted as counsel or arbitrator in more than 280 arbitral proceedings (AAA/ICDR, BCCI, CAC, CACI, CAS, CCIR, CCP, CIETAC, CSGS, DIA, FCCC, HCCI, IACA, ICANN, ICAC Kiev, ICAC Moscow, ICC, IHK, Lewiatan, NAF, PCC, PIIT, PKOL, SANIG, SCC, SIDiR, Swiss Rules, VCCA, VIAC, WIPO, UNCITRAL and other ad hoc arbitrations) relating to aviation, banking, construction, defence, distributorship, energy, fashion, FIDIC contracts, information technology, infrastructure, intellectual property, international sales, insurance, investments, joint ventures, media, privatisation, sales, sport and telecoms.

Piotr was the exclusive winner, in the arbitration category for Poland, of the International Law Office Client Choice Award (2010, 2011 and 2012). He received the Gold Cross of Merit, given by the president of Poland, for services rendered to arbitration and to the promotion of Poland as an arbitration venue.

He is the founder of the Polish Arbitration Bulletin, more than 100 articles on court and arbitration proceedings, speaker at many international conferences. He teaches arbitration at the Warsaw Bar, speaks English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Russian.

EDUCATION:

Master of laws, Poznań (1976), postgraduate study in business law, Bar Research Center at the Polish Bar Council, Warsaw (1988), Ecole de Formation du Barreau, Paris (1992)

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Gustaf Mölle

Gustaf Möller works as an international arbitrator and adviser in demanding legal proceedings. He is one of northern Europe’s leading international arbitrators. Prior to joining Krogerus, Mr Möller has served as a Justice at the Supreme Court of Finland. He has also served as the chairman of the board for the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Mr Möller has numerous domestic and international memberships and positions of trust. He has written many articles, mainly in the fields of arbitration, civil procedure and private international law.

PUBLICATIONS:
  • International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, Chapter on Finland (Kluwer Law International, 2008)
  • Välimiesmenettelyn perusteet (Arbitration Fundamentals) (Lakimiesliiton kustannus, 1997) (available only in Finnish)
  • Report on the Convention on Jurisdictions and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters Done at Lugano on 16 September 1988 (Official Journal of the European Communities, 1990) (co-author)
  • Explanatory Report on the 1980 Hague Access to Justice Convention (HCCH Publications, 1983)
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS:
  • Chair of the Finnish branch of the International Law Association
  • Member of the Executive Council of the International Law Association
  • Chair of the Finnish Arbitration Association
  • Member of the European Group for Private International Law

The Dispute Resolution Law Practice:

Our lawyers provide a full range of commercial litigation and arbitration services, many of which frequently involve international aspects. We have a strong record of bringing parties to an early and successful resolution of their disputes. We act on a broad range of disputes across all industries and have considerable experience in complex and high-value litigation.

Many of our practitioners frequently serve as arbitrators. We are also experienced in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Krogerus:

Krogerus is a premier business law firm whose practice covers a broad spectrum of transactional, dispute resolution and regulatory matters. We have a particularly strong focus in the energy, finance, food and beverage, healthcare, real estate, technology and telecommunications sectors.

Our frequent involvement in international assignments means that Krogerus lawyers are on the forefront of transactions that drive global business operations. Clients value the common sense we bring to discussions and our ability to see past the clutter to those issues that are relevant.

The firm’s achievements stem from the talent of our professionals, our focus on providing results and the strength of our commitment to clients and each other. We are regularly retained in some of the most challenging and high-profile assignments in the market.

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Olabode Olanipekun

Olabode is a partner in the firm. His academic qualifications and professional experience make his areas of core competence to include specialized transactions (credit, public private partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, energy and other investments & divestments, etc), Arbitration and litigation across a wide spectrum of legal areas particularly constitutional law, pre and post election dispute resolution, maritime law, oil and gas law, criminal law, industrial and labour Law, commercial and banking Law.

His extensive practical litigation experience across these fields of law complements the legal advisory and consultancy work he frequently undertakes for Governments and Governmental departments, public corporations, private and quoted companies and high net worth individuals who require industry specific services.

EDUCATION
  • LL. B, University of Lagos
  • BL , Nigerian Law School, Lagos
  • LL.M, University of Wales, Swansea (Inst. Of Int. Maritime and Trade Law)
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • African Institute of Petroleum
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria

Wole Olanipekun & Co

Wole Olanipekun & Co is a transnational law practice with a diversified clientele comprising high profile individuals as well as private and public institutions. The firm is staffed by lawyers with diverse qualifications and expertise handling a wide range of complex constitutional and election related litigations.

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Girolamo Abbatescianni

Lawyer, Partner

Specialization
  • International Arbitration and Merger & Acquisitions
  • Restructuring
Office
  • Milan
Languages
  • English, French
Education
  • Political Science Degree, Università Statale di Milano, 1978
  • Law Degree, Università Statale di Milano, 1980
Publications
  • “Litigation Law and Practice In Italy” 1982
  • “If and When payment clauses in international contracts” 1998
  • “Preparation of Transborder Business Agreements Practical Matters” 1999
Memberships
  • International Bar Association
  • Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage
  • Founding member of European Lawyers Association

The Arbitration Law Practice:

Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario has consistently recognized arbitration as an effective Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism.

When circumstances permit, the firm often suggests that its clients include arbitration clauses in commercial contracts, especially when the parties come from different countries – as often happens with the our clients – in consideration of the international scope of much of their business.

Abbatescianni’s lawyers have represented clients in the International Chamber of Commerce and the London Court of International Arbitration. They have also served as arbitrators in other proceedings.

Abbatescianni is competent in recognition procedures and enforcement for foreign awards in Italy.

Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario:

Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario offers a full range of tailor-made, efficient and
innovative solutions to the international legal and tax needs of its Italian and foreign clients.

Besides uniting the professional services of lawyers and chartered accountants the firm has fully integrated legal competences with tax and accounting ones, effectively merging these two areas to deliver a comprehensive service.

Together with this solid added value, Abbatescianni has further strengthened its international vocation by building up a strong professional team of lawyers from Spain, France and the U.S. Rendering services in the client’s native language can give a better understanding of the Italian legal and tax systems. At the same time, the presence of foreign professionals helps Italian clients to cater to the demands of the international market.

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Azzedine Kettani

Azzedine Kettani obtained his Law Degree from Faculty of Rabat, Juris Doctor, Phd Faculty of Paris and Faculty of Nice, France. He was admitted to the Casablanca Bar on July 16, 1968 and admitted before the Highest Court of Justice of the Kingdom of Morocco (Cassation Court). He founded Kettani Law Firm in 1971.Professor Kettani is listed in Martindale Hubble/Lexis Nexis – Practical Law, Legal 500, Chambers Global, Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book and the Lloyd’s Maritime Directory. He specializes in Arbitration/Mediation and Business Law.

ARBITRATION MEMBERSHIPS & EXPERIENCE:
  • Is a member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators appointed in September 2011 through 2017
  • Member of the panel of arbitrators of Dubaï International Arbitration Center
  • Member of the European Court of Arbitration and chairman of Morocco section of the Court
  • Member of ICC Court of Arbitration, and CIMAC Morocco
  • Member of Users Council of Singapore International Arbitration Center
  • Member of LCIA
  • Has been teaching international arbitration and supervising academic studies in the same matter
  • Has been appointed by the Moroccan Government as a member of the special committee for the reform of arbitration rules under the Moroccan Code on Civil Proceeding
  • Has been practicing national and international arbitration for more than 40 years as sole arbitrator, member of a tribunal or as representative of a party under ICC, ICSID  (currently handling several cases in the said capacities), DIAC rules.

The Arbitration and Mediation Practice:

Mediation and arbitration are now the most effective means of disputes resolution, by the speed of their procedures, their costs, or by the confidentiality that is increasingly sought by the parties.

The Moroccan legislature has, by various texts encouraged the use of this alternative means of disputes resolution that has also the benefit of releasing the courts’ workload.

KLF, through its founder, was among the first professionals to be interested in it, and initiates numerous cases before various authorities, in which it provides its clients with a legal representation by specialized lawyers in this area.

Beside the role of KLF as a lawyer or counsel for the parties, Professor Azzedine Kettani is also widely recognized as arbitrator both nationally and internationally.

He is a member of the Moroccan Court of Arbitration of the ICC Morocco and was recently ranked as the president of the Mediation Centre of this chamber in 2013.

Internationally, his recognized expertise allowed him to be appointed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Paris) as an arbitrator for many years.

Professor Azzedine Kettani has also been appointed by the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) as an arbitrator or chairman of arbitral tribunals for many years.

In September 2011, he was named for six years by the President of the World Bank, acting as the ICSID’ s Chairman of the Board of Director, as a member of the panel of 10 international arbitrators.

He is a member of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre panel of arbitrators and as such, he was named as sole arbitrator or chairman of the arbitral tribunal on many occasions.

He is a member of the “Users Council” of Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC)

He is the author and co-author of several articles and publications in several matters of Business Law and arbitration

He has been teaching the same matters at Hassan II University of Casablanca since 1968 and is a visiting professor invited by several foreign universities

In this capacity he is a member of the scientific council of the Foundation Continental Law Formation (Paris)

All these activities reflect favourably on KLF, which reputation in the field of domestic or international arbitration is well established.

Kettani Law Firm:

Created in 1971, it was the first legal entity to register in 2011 as a private lawyers’ partnership (“société civile professionnelle”) in Casablanca under the name of KETTANI LAW FIRM SCP (“KLF”).

KLF is divided into 4 departments:

  • Arbitration
  • Consulting
  • Litigation
  • Dedicated units

KLF is the largest Moroccan independent law firm composed of 120 associates and employees in its Casablanca head office.

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Christian Aschauer

Christian Aschauer acts primarily as arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings, in particular under the rules of the ICC, VIAC, Camera Arbitrale, DIS, Swiss Rules and ad hoc. Christian Aschauer also handles enforcement proceedings before state courts as well as proceedings to set aside arbitral awards.

Christian Aschauer has a distinguished academic background as a former research fellow and doctor of law. He is now (part time) professor at the University of Graz (Austria) in the field of Austrian arbitration law and international arbitration. He frequently speaks at seminars and conferences.

Christian Aschauer speaks German, English, Italian and French and has conducted arbitrations in all of these languages.

As arbitrator, Christian Aschauer’s practice areas and expertise range from the energy sector to the construction and plant engineering industries, international commercial law, M&A disputes, financial transactions, distribution agreements, joint ventures and telecommunications.

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Omar Aljazy

BACKGROUND

Dr. Aljazy holds a PhD in International Commercial Arbitration Law from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the United Kingdom (1999), a MA in International and Comparative Business Law from London Guildhall University (1994) and a BA in Law from the University of Jordan (1992).

GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Dr. Aljazy is the Managing Partner of Aljazy & Co. (Advocates & Legal Consultants) which is a leading Jordanian law firm. He is an International Business Lawyer and has extensive experience in corporate transactions and arbitration law, as well as international transactions including but not limited to; hotels developments; intellectual property; construction disputes; energy, shipping and maritime issues; competition and antitrust matters.

Dr. Aljazy used to the a Part-Time Lecturer and taught at various academic institutions in Jordan; he lectured on the following topics: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property Rights, Copyright, Commercial Legislation, Legal Environment of Business, Contract of Carriage Goods by Sea, Commercial Law, Companies and Insolvency Law, and History of Law.

He has participated in the drafting of various Jordanian laws and regulations in conformity with the international conventions that Jordan has ratified including but not limited to Maritime Law and Companies Law.

Dr. Aljazy has extensive experience in professional training; he gained this experience by participating in many training workshops and seminars as a trainer different target groups; for example he conducted training for Jordanian Judges in Jordan IP Week (2003), training for Jordanian Traders in Amman Chamber of Commerce (2003), training for Jordanian Shipping Professionals at Institute for Maritime Studies (2004), and training for Lebanese Lawyers in a colloquium hosted by L’Ecole Supérieur des Affaires (ESA) 2004 in Beirut, on the use of ADR in Intellectual Property Disputes, and training of Syrian Lawyers and Businessmen in a seminar hosted by the ICC Syrian National Committee in Damascus (2004) on the Arbitrability of Trade Marks Disputes.

Dr. Aljazy has taken part as a speaker in many conferences internationally. He took part as a speaker at the Regional Conference “International Commercial Arbitration” held by the Talal Abu Ghazaleh School of business in Amman, Jordan on the 6th May 2012.

In June 2012 Dr. Aljazy was invited to speak at the ICC arbitration training in Amman. On 13th June 2007 he also took part in an arbitration conference which was organised at the French Cour de Cassation on Aspects of International Arbitration in the Law and Practice of Arab Countries. In March 2003 Dr. Aljazy took part in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) National Seminar on the protection of trademarks and geographical indications organised by WIPO in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Lebanon.

For a term of seven years, he was the representative of the Jordanian Government to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and is currently the President of the Eisenhower Fellowship Association. The Eisenhower Fellowship identifies, empowers and links outstanding leaders from around the world, helping them to achieve consequential outcomes across sectors and borders. He himself received his Fellowship in 2005 in its Single Region Program in recognition of his leadership skills and initiatives.

He is currently a board member of the Military Credit Fund (MCF) which is considered to be the Armed Forces Bank. The Military Credit Fund was established in 2010 under the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, this significant initiative was established for the purpose of serving Jordanians affiliated with the Jordanian Armed Forces and security bodies.

Dr. Aljazy was a member of the National Dialogue Committee which that drafted Election law, Political Parties Law and proposed several Constitutional Amendments. This Committee was established in 2011 during one of the most critical phases of the modern history in Jordan.

Dr. Aljazy is also the Jordanian member of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) which is a single, powerful legal resource for employers. The ELA is a network of over 3000 attorneys globally providing labour and employment expertise in over 135 countries around the world and in all 50 U.S States.

Dr. Aljazy headed the Founding Committee of Arbitration and Mediation Center for Intellectual Property Disputes established in Jordan under the auspices of the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP). He was a member of the Judicial Reform Committee headed by the Jordanian Minister of Justice. Besides being  a  listed Partner  with  the  United Nation’s Conference on  Trade  and Development  (UNCTAD) Project on Dispute Settlement in International Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property, he is a listed arbitrator with many prominent arbitral institutes worldwide. He has been listed as Neutral with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), after conducting successfully a WIPO Workshop for Mediators in Intellectual Property Disputes in Geneva (2002). In 2006 he served as a legal expert in the Global Ethics Observatory (GEObs) conducted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris. He is also a listed Transport Law expert with the United Nations Economical Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

Dr. Aljazy has extensive experience and a depth of legal knowledge and understanding of transport industry issues and trends. He has complete knowledge and experience in the complete range of commercial law services relevant to transport, aviation industry, ports and logistics companies. Dr. Aljazy served as a former member of the Drafting Committee for the Jordanian Multi-Modal Transport Law and served as a consultant for Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) to prepare draft regulations on International Multi Modal Transport (IMMT) freight forwarding licensing and operations in Jordan. During his LLM, Dr. Aljazy studied Aviation Law.

Dr. Aljazy enjoys extensive experience in Labor Law; he has through the years provided legal advice to various international and national companies by drafting employment contracts, Internal By-laws, obtaining work permits and representing clients before the Ministry of Labor. Aljazy & Co also represent national and international clients in labor cases before the Jordanian Courts up to the Cassation court.

Dr. Aljazy was one of the fine experts who drafted the Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) Corporate Governance Country Assessment in Jordan in 2004.

Dr. Aljazy was one of three international experts who drafted the national strategy for the Jordanian Anti-Corruption Commission in 2008, this was a crucial and sensitive step for Jordan.

He was one of three international experts who drafted the Feasibility Report of the Creation of a Seed Capital Fund and a Venture Capital Fund in Jordan in 2008.

Dr. Omar Aljazy is currently the official correspondent for the Global Competition Review (GCR) in Jordan, and the official correspondent on Howrey Worldwide Competition Filings Handbook.

Dr. Aljazy is currently a board member of the Queen Rania Foundation which is headed by Her Majesty Queen Rania as an Honorary President which supervises Her Majesty’s educational and social initiatives.

Dr. Aljazy is currently serving as a board member of Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation which is a leading foundation serving the Arab Community by supporting scientific research and innovation in addition to disseminating knowledge with the ultimate goal of building bridges on the foundations of dialogue and communication.

Dr. Aljazy is serving as a board member in various leading Jordanian companies, including and not limited to: Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) which is a partnership between the Jordanian Government and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), ADC has acquired substantial assets (Land, Port and Airport) and development rights to accelerate their development according to private sector principles and partners, Dr. Aljazy is representing the Jordanian Government in said board, additionally he is a board member of the Jordanian Insurance Commission which is the Jordanian insurance regulatory authority, and a former member of the board of Jordan Authority (JAED) which was considered to be the Higher Investment Council in Jordan, In addition, he is a board member of Aqaba Airports Company  which is in charge of King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba.

Dr. Aljazy is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Amman Arab University.

Dr. Aljazy served a board member of the Jordanian Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC) which assists health care facilities to meet and maintain quality standards, by enabling health care professionals to measure themselves against these standards and monitor improvements using HCAC’s quality improvement methods. HCAC also identify impediments and develop strategies to overcome them.

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

Dr. Aljazy is:

  • A Member of the International Chamber of Commerce(ICC)Commission on Competition – Paris;
  • A Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law Institute – Paris;
  • A Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration – Paris;
  • An official correspondent for the Global Competition Review (GCR) in Jordan;
  • The Co-Founder and Current President of the Jordanian Competition Association (JCA);
  • A member of the Jordan Bar Association;
  • A Member of the International Bar Association (IBA);
  • A Member of the National Jordanian ICC Committee;
  • A Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK;
  • President of the Jordanian Arbitrators Association (JAA);
  • A Member of the board of the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP);
  • A Member of ICC Task Force on Criminal Law and Arbitration;
  • A Member of Task Force on the “Revision of the ICC Rules of Arbitration”;
  • A Member of the  ICC  Task  Force on National  Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of foreign awards pursuant to the New York Convention of 1958;
  • A Member of the ICC Consultative Task Force for the Working Group on the Revision of the ADR Rules;
  • A Member of the board of the ASIP’s Mediation and Arbitration Center;
  • A Member of the Jordan British Society;
  • Member of the World Affairs Council in Jordan;
  • Former Vice-Chairman of the Jordanian Corporate Governance Association;
  • A Member of the Board of the Jordan Transparency Association;
  • A Member of the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship;
  • Former faculty member of the King Talal Business School which was established in 2008 as part of the Princess Sumaya University for Technology.
  • A former Officer of the IBA Regional Arab Forum;
  • Former faculty Member of the Law School of the University of Jordan; and
  • National Competition Committee Member for a total of two terms (four years) established by virtue of the Competition Law
AWARDS-DESIGNATIONS:
    • Aljazy & Co. (Advocates and Legal Consultants) were awarded Best Capital Markets Firm in
    • Jordan for 2013 by the World Finance Legal Awards for 2013.
    • The International  Who’s  Who of  Business Lawyers  and  the  International  Who’s  Who of Commercial Arbitration which is the essential directory worldwide, published in its 2012 edition Dr. Aljazy’s biography;
    • In October 2009, Dr. Aljazy was selected by Middle East Business Intelligence (MEED) amongst six prominent business lawyers as key figures in Jordan’s international business law community;
    • His firm has been enrolled with ‘The Legal 500 Directory’ which is a comprehensive guide to commercial law firms in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
CORPORATE HIGHLIGHTS
  • Dr. Aljazy is representing the Jordanian Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) in the project of establishing the first nuclear reactor in Jordan and exploitation of Uranium in Jordan. He provides legal consultancy and represents JAEC in all negotiations with mining companies – providing legal advice on all agreements including but not limited to: exploration agreements; mining agreements; EPC Contracts; MOU’s and forming needed corporation entities including reviewing all needed draft legislation. He also advises JAEC regarding Nuclear Technology Development in Jordan which includes the design and construction of research and training reactors and all agreements related to the exploitation of Uranium in Jordan.
  • Dr. Aljazy led the legal team representing the Government of Jordan in all negotiations regarding a 25- year Uranium Mining Agreement with the French nuclear power utility Areva to explore and mine uranium deposits within the Central Area of Jordan, and has an extensive knowledge in drafting Prospecting and Exportation Agreements.
  • Dr. Aljazy has advised the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the loan facility made under the Financing Agreement made and entered into between the Government of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Export-Import Bank of Korea of an amount of Seventy Million United States Dollars (US$70,000,000) to be made available in favour of the Government of Jordan to support the establishment of Jordan’s Research Training Reactor.
  • Dr. Aljazy led the Legal Team representing Jordan Energy Mining Company (JEML) in all negotiations with the Government of Jordan regarding the signing of the Oil Shale Surphace Retort Concession Agreement with the Government of Jordan represented by the Natural Resources Authority, he provides legal advice pertaining the concession agreement and advising JEML on negotiating Oil Shale Surphace Retort Concession Agreement.
  • Dr. Aljazy represented Al Rajhi Cement Holding Limited by Shares Company (Incorporated at Dubai International Financial Center “DIFC”) (“Al Rajhi”) in Jordan, Syria and Sudan. And He has represented Al Rajhi in establishing Cement factories in Jordan, Sudan and Syria. He has also been engaged in establishing the Cement Factories through drafting all related agreements, Turnkey Contracts and obtaining all relevant permits, approvals and licenses from the competent governmental authorities.

The Arbitration Law Practice:

During the negotiation and preparation of dispute resolution clauses in contract, Aljazy & Co. draws upon both its depth of experience and the constant interchange with international law firms regarding information on legal developments in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (“ADR“ ) procedures.

Long before the enforcement of the newly enacted Jordanian Arbitration Law No. (31) of 2001 Aljazy & Co. was deeply rendered its arbitration and ADR experience in a wide range of national and regional disputes, utilizing its well – spread contacts with law firms, other centers and clientele alike, Our counsel and experts who are professionals in their own fields would lend their expertise to disputants, regardless of the different rules applied and the jurisdictions at which such disputes will be conducted. Our Managing Partner held his doctorate degree in International Commercial Arbitration Law, and is currently the President of the Jordanian Arbitrators Association, as well as a listed arbitrator with different arbitral institutions, whereas Aljazy & Co. is a listed partner with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s Project on Dispute Settlements in International Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property. Recently in 2014 Dr. Aljazy was appointed as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Aljazy & Co.:

Aljazy & Co. has distinguished lawyers specializing in various legal fields. Our clients are public and privately held commercial businesses and financial institutions, as well as government and state owned entities, involved in sophisticated corporate and financial transactions and complex dispute resolution proceedings.

Aljazy & Co. is distinguished by the depth and scope of its legal advisory services, and boasts unmatched experience in both the national and international arenas. Consequently, we are known for our effectiveness in assisting clients to accomplish their objectives in environments that others find daunting and unfamiliar. We move quickly, efficiently and with substantial knowledge of the differing terrains to complete deals, problems, obtain information and resolve complexities simultaneously in many places and across numerous dimensions.

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