Firas Malhas

Profession

Partner & Head of Litigation Department, IBLAW

Biography

Mr. Malhas is a Partner and Head of Litigation Department at the International Business Legal Associates (IBLAW). He is licensed by the Jordan Bar Association to represent clients before all courts of Jordan and arbitration tribunals. 

He focuses his practice of law on corporate matters and arbitration. He has extensive experience in corporate and commercial matters where he advises clients on a wide range of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing, and general corporate matters in a broad range of industries such as drafting, reviewing and advising on various commercial contracts.

Mr. Malhas has handled many multi-million dollar transactions whereby he participated in comprehensive legal advice, conducted due diligence, drafted all the related documents and agreements for mergers and acquisitions and project finance. In 2007, the author was part of the team that advised Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc, the multinational pharmaceuticals group, on its acquisition of Arab Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company (APM) for a total cash consideration of $163.6 million.

Mr. Malhas was part of the team that advised the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) on the â??Development of Institutional and Operating Arrangements for the Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF)â?.  He also advised the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) on several subjects including licensing, dispute resolution with licensees, and competition safeguards. He was part of the team that advised the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology on several subjects including the e-government project and the National Information Technology Centre (NITC).

Prior to joining IBLAW, Mr. Malhas was deputy of the head of legal department of Munir Sukhtian Group, a diversified manufacturing, trading, marketing, distribution, service, and contracting company headquartered in Amman, Jordan.

Publications

  • Foreign Investment Regime in Jordan
  • Economic Concentration â?? Jordanian Competition Law
  • Foreign Investment Regime in Jordan â?? Limited and Restricted Sectors
  • Challenges that might face the Constitutional Court (Arabic)
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Contact details

P.O.Box 9028 Amman 11191 Jordan; Tel. +96265525127; Fax +96265527052

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Education

LL.B. - University of Jordan, Amman Jordan
LL.M. - International Commercial Law, School of Law, University of Birmingham, UK