Banking & Finance
The firm advises on all aspects pertaining to the banking and securities laws in Jordan. The specialization of the firm includes working on various transactions including syndicated loans, credit agreements, project funds, share retention arrangements, and security sharing agreements.
In the financial markets field, Nabulsi & Associates advises on all matters relating to securities and stock exchange legislation, and has rendered legal opinions on securities lending, financial market regulations, stock exchange requirements and the general legal framework governing the sale and purchase of securities in Jordan. The firm advises one of Jordan's leading banks, as well as several international lending organizations throughout the world.
The firm is currently advising several international clients on major construction projects.
The advisory given by Nabulsi & Associates in this area includes a thorough review and assessment of relevant construction laws and contracts, including FIDIC rules. The firm also relies on the expertise of its Senior Partner who has been nominated as an arbitrator in several high-profile construction disputes.
Corporate & Commercial
A strong emphasis is given by Nabulsi & Associates to its corporate and commercial practice. The firm has been providing its clients with legal assistance covering all aspects of incorporating and operating in Jordan. As such, the firm advises on all issues relating to the Companies Law, special zones legislations and sector-oriented laws to support clients wishing to incorporate in Jordan. Moreover, the firm advises on taxation and labor laws, incentive schemes, equity thresholds, and all other requirements under Jordanian law for incorporation of business entities.
Once incorporated in Jordan, Nabulsi & Associates lends its legal assistance to clients regarding their shareholder and contractual relationships, internal organization, employment and commercial reorganization matters. The firm also handles de-registration, liquidation and the winding up of companies.
Furthermore, the firm advises its clients on all corporate agreements and contracts of various types including supply contracts, service contracts, maintenance contracts, employment contracts, sales and lease agreements, consultancy agreements and any other types of contracts relevant to the Client's business.
Privatization & Infrastructure
As one of Jordan’s recently expanding fields of practice, privatization and finance projects constitute one of the firm’s main focuses. The firm has been involved in numerous transactions covering equity, project finance, mergers and acquisitions and other infrastructure and utility privatization deals.
The services of the firm include legal advisory for conducting due diligence studies, comprehensively assessing the legal position of target companies. The firm also participates in negotiations, while drafting and advising on project documents and assisting in the legal and financial closing. This involves assessing various BOT and other PPP structures, and providing legal opinion on all laws governing the various aspects of privatization, including expropriation and environmental aspects.
Law Reform & Public Policy
The firm has participated in drafting and advocating several pivotal pieces of legislation in Jordan and abroad. This practice has the firm’s signature on laws such as the Insurance Law for Jordan and the Palestinian territories, the Investment Promotion Law (2000), the Competition Law and the Civil Aviation Law.
Before the introduction of the first mobile telephone operator in 1995, the firm has been commissioned to cover all legal aspects for reforming the Telecommunications sector in Jordan, including the drafting of the new Telecommunications Law of Jordan. Moreover, the Senior Partner, Mr. Omar Nabulsi, has been selected as a member of various legal committees in the Kingdom to review existing legislations and propose legal reforms.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
The firm holds an impressive arbitration and dispute resolution portfolio, whereby it represented and is currently representing many clients in settlement proceedings. The firm advises on all aspects of international ADR mechanisms such as the ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL. Such arbitration proceedings involved advising on the Jordanian law pertinent to construction, transport, chemical and pharmaceutical industries and banking.
Mr. Nabulsi also served as a conciliator and arbitrator on the Panel of the World Bank (ICSID) and a chairman and member of arbitral tribunals in several international cases under the ICC Rules and UNCITRAL. He is currently a member of the Board of the Arbitration System of the Euro-Arab Chambers of Commerce.