El-Oqaili Law Firm is committed to advising clients across a wide range of transnational, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas. El-Oqaili Law Firm is an adaptive elastic firm which adjusts its capabilities and powers in order to pamper its clients with innovative solutions to solve any complex business and/or legal matters faced by the client(s). Such practices might include but not limited to:

    • Antitrust & Competition.

    • Our firm has in a various incidents advised several national as well as multinational entities on their legal position regarding matters pertaining to issues promoting antitrust which prevents fair competition. Such issues include quantities restrictions in contrary to World Trade Organization treaties, as well as issues that are in connection with local products protection and other matters affecting such field.

 

    • Banking
    •  Our firm has worked in two paths when it comes to Banks in precise, whereby in one hand we advised individuals on matters relating to their legal positions against the banks they deal with, such matters including but not limited to: mortgage loans, letter of credit and letter of guarantee …etc. On the other hand, we also advised local as well as international banks on their stands for many of their affairs whether in relation to their agreements with vendors, third parties and clients or other matters in relation to their investments in public shareholding companies in Jordan.

 

    • Benefits, Compensation & Employment
    • Our firm has in several occasions advised firms with matters relating to their employees. Such advices include a number of areas including matters such as remuneration, calculating benefits as per the applicable employment law and other entitlements such as those related to social security benefits. Furthermore, and from the other way around, our firm has provided legal opinions to a enormous number of employees by defending them from their former employers as well as helping them to obtain their entitlements. Such advices include the ability of getting compensation as a result of unfair dismissal, abusive treatment and other grounds.

 

    • Capital Markets
    • The law firm’s legal opinions in this field were comprehensive and beneficial to all of our clients dealing in the capital market. Since the establishment of our firm, we have served as the legal consultants for many of the major financial market companies including some of the major brokerages locally alongside with some of the companies dealing internationally. Our advices in this field vary in nature as well as in volume, nevertheless, some of the main areas we covered and still covering are those matters in connection to licensing matters, going to the daily transaction in some circumstances and to overseas deals in some cases.

 

    • Communications Law
    • Our firm has represented some of the telecom service providers in some of the major deals they have acted as a party of. Our role during the said representation was to ensure that a full compliance and adherence with all of the applicable laws and regulations was kept at all stages until finalizing the whole deal. A major challenge regarding such representation was that in addition to the afore-mentioned compliance with applicable laws and regulations, we also needed to be well aware and in compliance with international standards namely those pertaining to information security standards (ISO: 27001 of the year 2013).

 

    • Complex Commercial Litigation
    • Our firm’s members have a solid experience when it comes to corporate’s disputes in general. Such experience was generated over the course of the past years and the variety of matters which our members were exposed to.

 

    • Corporate Governance
    • Our firm has been labeled as a distinctive firm when it comes to such field. There reason behind such label is the increase demand of our representation from parties contracting with the government and in some events we do represent the government itself. Our recent representation for a party dealing with the government was through a deal in form of (shares purchase agreement), whereby we represented an international bank which sold its portion in a public limited company to a governmental body presented by the social security incorporation. Furthermore, one important field we have majorly assisted and/or contributed in providing legal opinions is the basic utilities including electricity grids as well as water grids and water projects i.e. Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), which took place in Jordan. Our contribution in such project included presenting the company in several litigations whether against the government and/or against some of its employees.

 

    • Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Litigation
    • Members of our firm have an extensive background and knowledge about the procedure of liquidation, and the priority which shall be followed when distributing the company’s assets among creditors. Such knowledge was gained as a result of the frequent appointment of one of the members to serve as a liquidator and/or to wind up the company in general. In the event of appointing a member of our firm to serve as a liquidator he/she will provide other members with an opportunity to gain good information about each procedure of the liquidation whether it was a compulsory liquidation and/or voluntary liquidation.

 

    • Data Privacy, Security & Cyber-crime
    • Our firm has an extensive knowledge regarding such matters especially when it comes to cybercrime which leads to defamation of individuals and/or entities. One of the current cases that we are currently dealing with is in a direct connection with such a crime, whereby our client is apparently serving as a defendant due to a Facebook abusive statements and comments.

 

    • Derivatives
    • The knowledge and expertise we have regarding such practice is extremely significant and relatively huge compared to many of the working law firms in Jordan. Such expertise were gained from the past experiences in this field whether it was due to our appointment as legal consultants to a number of financial entities and/or due to the massive number of legal opinions provided in this precise matter. Such legal opinion varies from advising on the legal status of a certain share(s) or advising brokers on their legal status or implementing a specific performance regarding a deal that is in relation with mainly shares.

 

    • Emerging Companies
    • Our firm main policy while dealing with an emerging company is literally from A-Z to policy. What we meant by this, is that our firm takes the whole responsibility of such company starting with all pre-establishment agreements, licenses and approvals (if applicable). Moving forward by preparing all paper works including but not limited to: Articles and Memorandum of associations, establishment minutes of meetings as well as board of directors decisions, drafting all necessary employment agreement(s) and in general all of the legal requirements as per the applicable law as well as all requirements for the different types of companies (i.e. medical companies, engineering companies …etc.).

 

    • Entertainment, Sports & Media
    • In addition to all the expertise afore-mentioned expertise, we also provide advices and assistance for matters related to all form of tort obligations including tort as a result of entertainment, sports and in rare occasions as a result of media product(s).

 

  • Environment, Land & Resources
  • We also provide legal opinions regarding any crimes which are inflicted upon a piece of land such as private nuisance, trespass and any other crimes. Furthermore, we have also provided legal opinions regarding penalties imposed on some factories as a result of them committing some forms of negative externalities such as environmental pollutions and other forms of pollutions.
  • Export Controls, Economic Sanctions & Customs
  • In this practice, we have to refer to a current case which we are still dealing with. Our clients in this case are a group of traders who are specialists in dealing with carpets in Jordan who were adversely affected by a minister’s decision which limits the quantity allowed to export from the products of carpet to 500 tons per month. The case is still in the hearing process; nevertheless, we found this case of a high significance to the firm as we as a team has to search into the World Trade Organization’s treaties especially those addressing the ability of the contracting parties to impose quantities restrictions as well as other local applicable laws, bylaws and regulations.
    • Financial Regulatory
    • One of the famous matters our firm is being well-known from is our extensive dealing with financial institutions, which consequently leads to a strong relationship with the governing body of these entities presented by the Jordan Securities Commission, the Depository Center and the Amman Stock Exchange. We advise our clients about all legal requirements such as the duty of disclosure as well as advising them about the acceptable forms of power of attorney. Moreover, some of the financial entities appoint our firm for the sole purpose of ensuring a full compliance with the laws issued by the Jordan Securities Commission, as of the nonconformity and/or noncompliance maybe seen as a direct threat for their existence (license) and may expose them to a high cost penalties. We have provided several legal opinions in this precise field including incidents where insider trading was committed.

 

    • Healthcare & Life Sciences
    • We, as a firm has always and since the establishment of the firm been advising pharmaceuticals companies whether such advice is pertaining to their legal entity or regarding their dealings with vendors, distributors or any third party. Our aim while advising them is always to limit their liability to the minimal possible point.

 

    • Insurance Coverage Litigation
    • Our expertise in this field is not limited to the client of the insurance companies only and what amount of compensation is he/she is going to get, nevertheless, we do provide legal opinions, comments and suggestions to some of the insurance companies. Some of the insurance companies seek our opinions regarding some of their coverage especially if such coverage is associated with a relatively high level of risk, that is why many of the legal opinions in this practice is to check on any possible collateral which obligate the company’s client to pay the due premium on time.

 

    • Intellectual Property Litigation
    • In this subject matter, some of our firm’s members are to be considered as masters-of-field. Our firm provides full range of intellectual property matters and any matters associated to such subject matter starting with registering such property with the competent authority, filling and/or filing a protection motion, representing our clients before all competent authorities.

 

    • International Arbitration
    • The firm’s managing partner has always been linked to the subject of arbitration whether such arbitration is taking place locally and/or internationally. Our firm’s managing partner has been representing parties of arbitration whether the claimant or the respondent for a long period of time.

 

    • Investment Funds
    • Our firm has always advised investors especially the one intending to invest in Jordan about the reliable funds to invest in. Our advice’s do not only take into consideration legal aspects, nonetheless, it also take some financial accounting principles and/or factors into consideration, therefore, our advice’s are almost suitable and comprehensive from both legal as well as financial aspects. Some of the major factors that we look into while assessing a certain fund is the interest rate, level of risk terms and conditions of investment in the fund.

 

    • Islamic Finance
    • Our expertise in this practice is considered as excellent. Such expertise was gained due to the frequent dealing with matters related to several Islamic methodologies of financing such as Murabaha, Musharaka, as well as any agreements based on such methodologies.

 

    • Litigation & Trial Practice
    • Our firm’s members deal with all types of matters that are in connection with trial practices and/or generally litigation whether such matter is a procedural matter or things to do with drafting and/or submitting motions, drafting and/or submitting statement of claim, drafting and/or submitting statement of response, we do all kinds of follow up with all types of courts ( magistrate courts, court of first instance, court of appeal, court of cessation , supreme court, administrative courts, execution departments, and any other type of courts located in Jordan.

 

    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • We have been part of several recent mergers and acquisitions which took place in Jordan. Our roles in such deals are not limited to drafting necessary agreements and/or supervising the deal only. We also conduct all legal parts as well as answers all questionnaires (if applicable) in any prior due diligence, we also have some members who have the capabilities of revising the accounting side of the due diligence.

 

    • Oil & Gas Transactions
    • Since the establishment of our firm, we were able to establish a good solid background when it comes to the oil & gas field. Whereby we as a firm have represented several leading companies in this field especially in Jordan and/or Iraq. Furthermore, we also prepared several agreements in which an oil and/or gas company is party of. Such agreements were with suppliers, vendors, security companies and several other entities.

 

    • Private Equity
    • A major part of the basic roles our firm is committed to deal with includeall subjects, matters, issues pertaining to private equity and all matters derived from such type. We prepare all memorandum of understanding which organize the relationships between all shareholders. We provide legal opinions regarding all classes of shares’ that a company may elect to issue whether at the time of establishment and/or in a later stage after dully establishing the company.

 

    • Private Equity Finance
    • In addition to the service adore-described, we also provide legal opinions regarding the legality of raising fund for a specific purpose (mostly investing purposes) that help and facilitate the group’s purpose especially if intending to invest.

 

    • Product Liability, Mass Torts & Consumer Class Actions
    • The firm’s main policy while dealing with such field majorly emphasis on the following principal “Consumer Protection”. We do pay full attention to all small bits and pieces of details until providing the consumer with a thorough legal opinion which makes him/her aware of his legal status as well as strategies to move forward.

 

    • Project Development & Finance
    • When assigned to follow up with a specific project, we apply the famous accounting principal which allows certain actions to be taken depending on the percentage of completion in a given project. We follow up with all divisions simultaneously with one and only one aim in head “Achieving the main objectives expected from such project”. During such supervision we might notice that extra monies shall be poured in order to achieve certain objective(s), we in our turn raise the awareness of the decisions maker in order to assess whether our claim is right or not. In the event that a decision regarding raising extra funds is taken, we opine in the right legal method to achieve such purpose. In the event that a refusal regarding our notice was issued, we based on our firm’s procedural policy issue a reservation regarding such decision attaching with such reservation an explanatory note illustrating the reason behind such reservation and why we think that the refusal decision is not correct.

 

    • Public & Tax-Exempt Finance
    • We have always dealt with a number of deals that require some sort of exemption because of the fact that they fall within the criteria permitted to receive such exemption and/or are granted a certain concession exempting them from tax and/or other stamp duties.

 

    • Public Company Representation
    • Our firm has represented public companies in a numerous number of occasions. Forms of representation include: representing companies in a lawsuit, representing a party of an agreement, representing a party before an arbitrary tribunal …etc.

 

    • Real Estate
    • Similar to the above articulation regarding to the land claims. We have always been requested to provide legal opinions regarding any crimes that maybe committed against a piece of land whether such violation was in form of nuisance and/or trespass and/or any other crimes including these infringements which prohibit a landowner from enjoying his/her land in the most effective and/or efficient way and any crime enshrined in any competent law(s).

 

    • Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts
    • Members of our firm have been involved in the above-highlighted procedures for a long period of time. Whether companies are declared to be insolvent by law (by courts) or according to a general assembly’s decisions, we know how to move forward with such procedure step by step. Such procedure is included and described in the companies act, our members know where to get all applicable clearances from including those clearances which shall be issued by the Customs Department, Companies Control Department, Social Security Department …etc.

 

    • Securities Litigation & Professional Liability
    • In several incidents, our firm’s members have been involved with issues pertaining to stocks in general. Some of those issues are directly related to the behavior and/or actions of the agent appointed especially if he/she is crossing the boundaries of the apparent and/or expressed authority granted to him/her according to the power of attorney. Furthermore, some of the issues are mainly based on misleading information which was conveyed by a party to the other inducing him/her to enter into a losing transaction with a previous knowledge of the consequence of entering such transaction.

 

    • Structured Finance
    • Our firm presented by our members has been associated in many matters requesting our client(s) to enter into one of the financial instruments and/or impose a financial obligation in order for our clients to finance their entities’ operations. Our main role with regard to such matter is to ensure reasonableness of terms and conditions governing such instrument and/or generally all circumstances and possible consequences surrounding our client’s obligations.

 

    • Supreme Court & Appellate
    • Part of our firm’s assumed responsibilities include representing our clients before any court regardless of its judicial classification. Our representations undoubtedly include representing our clients before Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. We know our priorities, what we meant by this is that we certainly know what comes first (i.e. which motion to submit first? can we submit a motion to strike the hearing and move to another subject? What should be our next strategy before the court?)

 

    • Tax
    • Our expertise does certainly cover all issues associated with Taxation issues. We apply relevant laws and adjust them in a way to suit our client’s legal position. We represent our clients before any of the taxation authority whether before the competent tax court and/or before the tax department itself.

 

    • Technology Transactions
    • When it comes to technology in general what we really mean by a transaction is a full deal. We represent a number of companies that main affairs are to deal with highly sophisticated high-tech companies. As a proven formula from a legal approach, each company legal environment entirely depends on the types of activities practiced from such company. For instance a computer manufacturer legal environment shall be totally different than environment surrounding furniture’s manufacturer; such difference should be due to a enormous number of factors including but not limited to: vendors dealing with such manufacturer, the confidentiality standard applied in each environment, terms and conditions that should be presented in each form of dealing.

 

    • White Collar Defense & Investigations
    • Such issues are dealt with differently by our firm, since that they are treated differently in the applicable laws. We know what are the correct procedures while dealing with stocks issues which are considered as white collar crimes. We know where and when to submit a petition? What should be our next step? During our long period of experience we have successfully built a strong network of relationship especially in governmental bodies like the Jordanian Securities Commission, the Depository Center, and the Amman Stocks Exchange. We truly feel that information plays a huge role when it comes to this precise subject. Information literally affect the whole market, whereby it can make the whole market goes in a limit up in a few minutes, and on the other hand, wrong information in form of a rumor can make the whole market goes in a limit down in few minutes as well. One significant edge which distinguishes us from many other rivals, that we feel that information is accessible. We do not claim that we are insiders somehow, nevertheless, we can access information related to the investigation of our petition in advance, what this means, that we can prepare our next response well in advance, we can also prepare strategies well in advance, we can also anticipate what would be the outcome of our petition and/or motion well in advance giving our clients sufficient time to evaluate their positions and consequently prepare for the next moves.

 

  • Customs
  • Similar to the taxation matters, our expertise does certainly cover all issues associated with customs issues. We apply relevant laws and adjust them in a way to suit our client’s legal position. We represent our clients before any of the taxation authority whether before the competent tax court and/or before the tax department itself, and in case if a conciliation is to be reached, we are the one to evaluate whether such conciliation is in the best interest of our clients or not.

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