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Ala

Ala'a Armouti

Senior Counsel

A Jordanian licensed lawyer. He received his LLB from the University of Jordan, LLM from London School of Economics (LSE). Ala’a has over 21 year’s experience of legal practice.

Ala’ started his career as an in-house lawyer for the housing Bank in Jordan where he gained an extensive experience in legal Banking operations and litigation. Throughout his legal career, he gained extensive experience in the fields of civil and commercial law, property law, corporate law, investment law, contract and financing arrangement, and labor law. Notable in this regard his legal services rendered to different clients in major privatization projects, including Arab Potash Company project, Jordan Telecom, and Aqaba Railway.

Ala’ also played a leadership role in conceptualizing, establishing and operating the Jordanian Ombudsman bureau for 5 years (Diwan Almathaliam);  recognized by the International Ombudsman Institute as being the only Arab public monitoring body to meet international standards. He was involved in many legislation drafting projects, and was the main drafter of Jordanian Ombudsman Bureau law and Protection of the Arabic Language Bill.

He wrote extensively on legal issues mainly arbitration and good governance. He also spoke in international forums.