Azzam Zalloum

Managing Partner Azzam Zalloum is renowned for his litigation experience and successful track record working on multi-million dollar law suits. His clientele ranges from governmental agencies to local and international professionals. His most recent cases include a dispute over the financing of a pipeline from Russia to Italy with a capital of one hundred million dollars, as well as a ten million dollar lawsuit against three Sudanese banks over gas and seed exports. Azzam Zalloum has also contributed to legislative reviews in Jordan, partnering with prominent international organizations committed to change and development, most notably with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to enhance the insolvency legal framework in Jordan and commence capacity building for insolvency practitioners.

– Admitted to the Jordanian Bar: 1992
– LLB in Law from University of Mutah, Jordan

Why Choose Us?

At Zalloum and Laswi we pride ourselves on our client oriented and personalised approach. Every case is overseen by one of the law firm’s Partners, from the gravest to the most trivial concerns. Our law firm is exceptional in the cooperation and collaboration of our world class litigation and corporate teams, enabling us to provide our clients with a truly comprehensive legal service every step of the way

Our Story:

Zalloum & Laswi Law Firm was initially established as a law office in Jordan in 1993 by Managing Partner Azzam Zalloum and later became a full-fledged law firm, welcoming additional Partners and Associates to its team. Over the last ten years, Zalloum & Laswi has experienced significant growth locally and internationally by maintaining a comprehensive understanding of local Jordanian laws and regulations, as well as providing local and international clients with quality legal services compatible with today’s economic challenges.

We pride ourselves on our team’s ability to provide in-depth knowledge on a wide range of legal issues, from dispute resolution and international trade to criminal law and banking and finance. Our insight on the Jordanian judicial system grows each year, with the addition of new staff and specialized training that enables us to cater to the needs of our clients.

While we take on various types of clients, our typical client is a mid-sized to large Jordanian corporation or foreign corporation that requires representation in Jordan. Our clients choose to work with us because of our vast experience in commercial litigation and transactions. The litigation team is headed by Azzam Zalloum, who brings over 20 years of experience as a litigator in Jordan and has developed a reputation as an exceptional commercial litigator. The transactional team is headed by Rasha Laswi, who has been legal advisor to Orange Telecom and Jordan Dubai Capital, and participated in the IPO for Hikma Pharmaceuticals on the London Stock Exchange. The experience that these partners bring is matched by the energy that they and their associates deliver to each case or transaction.

Some of our prominent international and local clients include the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), DarHold Limited (majority shareholder of Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC / HIK.L), Orange Jordan (Affiliate of France Telecom and Aspenta International.

Ibrahim Abunameh

Abunameh & Partners is a leading law firm that was established in 1980 to provide the business community with full legal services in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Due to the expertise, professionalism, and capability of the firm and its lawyers, Abunameh & Partners is now the preferred choice to many Multi-national organization and Fortune 500 companies when it comes to their legal requirements in the Middle East and North Africa. The firm operates through its offices and affiliate offices in Jordan, Iraq, Libya and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Abunameh & Partners highest priority is to provide the business community with the means to meet constantly evolving legal obligations just as we help our clients keep pace with industry transformations.

We can offer our clients efficient and timely services thanks to the particular expertise of our various practice groups specializing in specific areas of law.

Our lawyers are committed to providing our clients with the best results that a practical, creative and business-oriented approach can offer.

Abunameh & Partners has handled some of the most complex business transactions and disputes in the Middle East region. We specialize in matters that require special attention, extensive experience and a high level of sophistication.

We assisted many companies in establishing a presence for them in Jordan, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Libya and other Middle East and North Africa countries, we have handled major transactions and deals on their behalf, we provided them with the local laws advice and we represented them successfully in disputes.

Tareq Sahouri

Tareq Sahouri joined Sahouri and Partners in 2004; and in 2010 Tareq was made the Managing Partner of the firm. Tareq specializes in a vast majority of the local laws and regulations in Jordan; he has experience representing clients in all areas of commercial litigation, civil litigation and dispute resolution.

He focuses primarily on matters involving tort, including liability litigation, professional negligence, product liabilities & mass tort actions, insurance, maritime, renewable energy, employment and labor, real states, construction and Investments in various industries including aviation, oil & gas, steel manufacturing, printing, automobile, property (investment and development), hotels and hospitality, medical, pharmaceutical and construction.

Tareq’s intellectual property experience includes the representation of clients in the prosecution of patents, trademarks, industrial drawings and modules, and matters involving IP litigations, trade secrets and unfair competition.

He also has a significant experience in granting foreign shareholders the full authority to run and manage their companies without the interference of the Jordanian shareholders.

Tareq is experienced in corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, initial public offerings, takeovers, as well as listings of debt and equity instruments in Jordan.

What We Do?

Sahouri & Partners is dedicated to leading companies and individuals through the proper and most efficient legal process of law. Our services ensure to provide our clients with timely, personalised, professional and practical legal assistance that is designed to help our clients to maximise their commercial opportunities.

Sahouri & Partners is a full-service law firm in Jordan practicing law in Jordan and the Middle East.

Our firm is specialised in providing the following services: arbitration services, banking and finance law services, debts collection services, energy law services, construction disputes services, corporate and commercial laws services, insurance law services, intellectual property & technology services, Jordan investment law services, labor law services, legislative drafting services, litigation services, real estate law services, regulatory and compliance services, in addition to taxation services.

Sahouri & Partners understands that navigating through the complex areas of law can be confusing and disconcerting, which is particularly why we will guide you through every step in the legal process and take the time to fully explain your options. Our advice is practical with an eye towards satisfying your needs in the most cost-effective and timely manner.

“My personal goal is to provide our clients with timely, personalized, professional, and practical legal assistance. We are dedicated to maximizing commercial opportunities, as well as guiding our clients through times of crisis. From these interactions, long-term relationships are developed with the people we are honored to serve.” ~ Tareq Sahouri, Managing Partner