2018 Leading Adviser Supplement

198 Acquisition International - Leading Advisers 2018 8 Acquisition International - Issue 5 2018 Qudah Law Firm is a leading Jordanian law firm, operating out of the capital Amman and specialised in international and domestic corporate and commercial law and related areas. We profiled the established law firm as we look to find out what qualities its team possesses which have contributed to the firm being named as AI’s Leading Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year in Jordan. udah Law Firm is a full-service business law firm that is active in banking and finance; general corporate and commercial law; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; telecommunication and technology; construction and projects; renewable energy, employment; regulatory; insurance and international trade; and all related dispute resolutions and arbitration. Its team consists of lawyers who have practiced in a range of Middle Eastern jurisdictions including the UAE and Qatar. The team is bilingual in English and Arabic, while some of the team are also fluent in additional languages. Qudah Law Firm has also been selected as the preferred firm to represent DLA Piper in Jordan. Qudah Law Firm won the Best Full-Service Business Law Firm in Jordan and Award for Excellence in Corporate Affairs, MEA Legal Awards 2017. In addition, the team of lawyers also boast a unique skillset within the legal industry. These cross- cultural skills, integrated with the firm’s professional abilities, enable Qudah Law Firm to provide highly effective legal services and advice to its clients. One potential challenge to conducting international business is the crossing of borders and cultures, as local laws, traditions and language can be daunting for even the most well-travelled and experienced businessman, whether one is in the east looking west or vice versa. To help clients to address these issues, Qudah Law Firm provides the services of a team of lawyers who are educated and qualified to practice in Jordan with a well-established knowledge of other Middle East jurisdictions, and solid experience in representing Jordanian, Middle Eastern, European and North American clients. Throughout the industry, the firm’s practice has grown and its reputation has been enhanced due to its practical and transparent approach to business. Qudah Law Firm strives to offer each client, in a timely fashion, the most effective and Company: Qudah Law Firm Contact: Mohammad Mufleh El-Qudah Address: 5th Circle - Kindy St, Karadsheh Tower - Level 5 - office 510, Amman, Jordan Phone: 00962 79 7585858 Website: www.qudahlawfirm.com Consistently at the Forefront of Legal Excellence Q 1805AI02 appropriate legal advice, taking into account relevant commercial factors. The objective is to achieve the results sought by each client while uncompromisingly observing the highest standards of integrity. The Challenges Facing the Legal Industry in Jordan Currently, the legal industry in Jordan is experiencing a period of flux, due to technological advancement, an increasingly informed, tech-savvy client base, new non-traditional market entrants, and many other aspects. Whether the legal industry is experiencing true disruption or evolution, change is coming, and firms need to prepare themselves for such a huge change. The firms that stand the best chance will be those with a clear strategy for innovation, and those who aim to provide their clients with quality services. Jordanian firms continue to grapple with the financial and economic crisis while facing some major upheavals. Additionally, corporate and financial institutions are still suffering from the effects of the economic downturn, meaning that some areas of commercial legal work are very quiet. Therefore, large commercial law firms sit at the intersection of these two worlds, and are facing a unique set of problems. In order to succeed, law firms must pay extra attention to the legal industry –as a whole- and must listen to those ‘signals of change’, embrace them, and quickly adapt to them. Qudah Law Firm – In Depth Interestingly, the accelerated economic growth of Jordan over the past two decades has driven significant growth in construction industry. Capitalising on its overwhelming achievements, Qudah Law Firm has played an active role in supporting the Construction industry, providing expert legal advice on all facets of construction law. The team at Qudah Law Firm has advised and negotiated some of the large power and overhead 1805AI02 Leading Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year, Jordan

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