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Omar M. H. Aljazy

LL.B, LL.M, PhD, MCIArb
Managing Partner, Aljazy & Co. (Advocates & Legal Consultants )

Omar Aljazy holds a Ph.D. in International Commercial Arbitration Law from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the United Kingdom, an MA in International and Comparative Business Law from London Guildhall University, and a BA in Law from University of Jordan. He is an international business lawyer and enjoys extensive practical expertise in the areas of international transactions, intellectual property, construction disputes, shipping and maritime issues, competition and antitrust matters.

Dr. Aljazy participated in the drafting of various Jordanian laws and regulations in conformity with the international conventions that Jordan has ratified, theses efforts heavily involved him in translating various legal documents from Arabic to English and vice versa. Currently, Dr. Aljazy is a member of the Drafting Committee of the new Jordanian Maritime Law in association with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). In addition, he is a member of the Jordanian competition Committee established by virtue of the Jordanian Competition Law No. (49) of 2002, and a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Competition. He is currently the official correspondent for the Global Competition Review (GCR) in Jordan, and the current President of the Jordanian Competition Association (JCA).

He has advised many leading multinational corporations, as well as local and regional firms in respect to various legal themes in Jordan. Additionally, he has written many papers and articles on international commercial arbitration. He has been involved in various national and international arbitration cases, either as Chairman, Co-Arbitrator, or Secretary for different arbitral tribunals with particular reference on construction disputes. Further, he participated in many law conferences nationally and internationally.

Dr. Aljazy headed the Founding Committee of Arbitration and Mediation Center for Intellectual Property Disputes recently established in Jordan under the auspices of the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP). Currently, he is 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). Additionally, he serves
as the representative of the Jordanian Government to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Dr. Aljazy is a Part-Time Lecturer in a various academic institutions in Jordan; he lecturers 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 a massive 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.

He 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 United Company for Marketing Jordanian Olive Oil, that is the largest Jordanian consortium of the companies in this field in Jordan.

Dr. Aljazy is a member of Jordan Bar Association, member of the International Bar Association (IBA),Vice – Chairman of the Jordanian Corporate Governance Association (JCGA), member of the National Jordanian ICC Committee, member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and its Steering Committee of Young arbitrators, former Vice-President of the Jordanian Arbitrators Association (JAA), member of the board of the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP), member of ICC Task Force on Criminal Law and Arbitration, member of the board of the ASIP’s Mediation and Arbitration Center, member of the Jordan British Society, and member of the World Affairs Council in Jordan.

Email: oaljazy@aljazylaw.com

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