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Effective management of labour issues requires a solid understanding of the legal framework, including practical enforcement of labour legislation. We praise ourselves in having a solid practical experience in managing issues arising from the labour matters, helping businesses in their relations with employees and trade unions and state authorities. We have extensive legal expertise in Labour Law and related cases; providing daily legal support to human resources departments in commercial and industrial companies, in addition to drafting internal by-laws and regulations.

We have the legal expertise to advise on:

  • All kind of Employment litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Employment and Social Security issues, private and public sector
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Taxes
  • Data Protection & Privacy
  • Unfair Competition
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Outsourcing

 

We represented a number of clients in the field of construction, which enhanced the firm’s legal knowledge and expertise. Our knowledge in construction law, engineering, contracting and various types of FIDIC contracts separates us from others. We have represented a number of clients in the field of contracting before the Jordanian courts and arbitral tribunals.

Our team has a deep understanding of how the different parties in construction and development projects think and what the lenders require to make a project bankable. We have advised on many complex and innovative projects and as such we are experienced in structuring matters and drafting contracts to implement projects in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Our litigation team experience includes representing public bodies, multinational and major national corporations, international contractors, sub-contractors, professionals and financial institutions on a wide range of matters including disputes relating to high value/high profile construction and infrastructure projects, simple construction schemes to major infrastructure projects.

We are capable of providing legal advisory services and we can assist with:

  • Drafting, negotiating and enforcing construction contracts
  • Advising on claims arising out of delays, default, termination and performance bond
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Insurance Claims
  • Construction Loans and Mortgages

The law of intellectual property includes a broad framework of legal protection. We focus on the registration and protection of national and unitary rights in trademarks, patents and industrial designs, copyright protection, licensing contracts, franchising and sponsoring.  We also represent clients in proceedings before the competent national and international industrial property offices and courts in relation to the enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights.

Our practise involves a variety of aspects, services, defence and enforcement in intellectual property and related areas, including:

  • Trademark services
  • Trademark search
  • Post-registration services: Licensing, transfer, franchise etc.
  • Royalty disputes
  • Patent services
  • Copyright infringement claims
  • IP Licensing

We advise on a wide range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, takeovers, private equity, venture capital, debt and equity issues, fund formation, corporate reorganization, corporate governance and companies restructuring. We are particularly experienced in advising private equity, financial and multi-national strategic investors on a wide range of corporate investment transactions including joint ventures, co-investments, consortium and collaboration arrangements and divestitures across a number of sectors.

Our services include:

  • Structuring Transactions
  • Structuring Complex Cross-Border Deals
  • Drafting Bilingual Agreements

We earned our prominent standing with a practice centred on high value corporate, M&A, banking, finance, capital markets, energy, project development, telecoms, tax, and restructuring transactions. The firm’s tax and legal advisory work cuts across all our advice on transactions and other practice areas.

Merging or amalgamating with another company or demerging a company into multiple entities brings many legal and tax issues. In this context, we offer comprehensive legal and financial advice on the preparation of domestic as well as cross-border mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, takeover bids, studies and analyses of legal and tax obligations arising from national legal regulation, as well as the elaboration of comprehensive documentation to make the appropriate changes.

We have extensive experience in advising local and international institutions whether as lenders or borrowers, on corporate, financial matters, regulatory and compliance regulations, to drafting and reviewing all related legal financial documents and agreements. Our specialized team is reputed to have hands-on experience and the required skills in tailoring the most complex financial arrangements such as but not limited to:

  • Contentious and non-contentious work to banks and financial institutions in connection to their daily course of business
  • Corporate finance and banking
  • Islamic Finance
  • Syndicated loans
  • Subordinated loans
  • Bank assurance
  • Asset-based lending
  • Public offers and stock market listing
  • Private Equity
  • Banking Disputes
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Modification Credit Arrangements

We assist banking and non-banking financial institutions with transactions in Jordan and MENA region. We also work with lenders and borrowers on all aspects of structuring, negotiating and drawing up financial transactions. We offer legal advice on capital market laws and regulations, financial instruments, compliance, fraud, anti-money laundry, complex deal structuring and investments.

Our services focus on preparing insolvency proceedings and evaluating restructuring assessments. From a creditors’ perspective, we secure the enforcement of their claims against a company in bankruptcy or restructuring proceedings. We have extensive experience with incidental proceedings as a result of the refusal of a receivable by a bankruptcy administrator.
We have an all-encompassing experience acting as liquidators, we provide comprehensive advice to companies under liquidation/insolvency, its shareholders and creditors. In insolvency proceedings, we also represent clients whether creditors or debtors. We offer clients advice at all stages of insolvency proceedings from filing a claim to representing them throughout the process of insolvency.
Thanks to the close cooperation between our legal and finance partners we are able to propose solutions for our clients that are optimal from both an economic and legal perspective in the fields of liquidation, insolvency and restructuring.

Solid corporate governance is fundamental in ensuring the proper management of the entity for the interest of all of its stakeholders, and is essential to the long-term sustainability of the entity’s business and performance. In this respect, we assist with the following:

  • Analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Board of Directors for the purpose of identifying issues and making improvements.
  • Identification of an adequate institutional framework for good governance in line with the best corporate practices.
  • Development of improved roles and responsibilities of Board of Directors.
  • Training on the relevance and implementation of a legal and corporate governance audit and evaluation.
  • Issuance of a detailed evaluation reports highlighting weaknesses and red flags in the corporate governance structure

(A) Litigation

We have a wealth of litigation experience in all Courts in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Our litigation team has extensive experience in civil and criminal cases. We offer a genuine understanding of the local legal and business cultures, combined with international levels of service and genuine experience, making us an attractive proposition for multinational clients.

We are well known for our expertise in litigation, having handled some of the most prominent cases in Jordan. The firm experience includes representing International Construction Companies, Multinational telecommunication companies, regional aviation company, hospitals, schools, and number of NGOs whilst acting in a wide range of disciplines, including employment law, property law, medical negligence, monetary claims, the law of tort, intellectual property, company dispute, commercial agency contracts, construction and criminal complaints; theft, blackmail, mistrust, and cybercrimes.

Our team handles some of the most complex proceedings. We have collaborated with law firms in the United States, Europe and in the Middle East on several international cases and have established a global network spanning across multiple countries. This network allows us to handle international proceedings with precise coordination and provides us with the technical expertise and capability to conduct all types of litigation in different countries.

(B) Arbitration

From drafting arbitral agreements and assisting clients with arbitral proceedings and enforcement of arbitral awards, the firm arbitration practise provides legal services at all stages of the arbitration process. We also have a strong domestic and cross-border experienced arbitration team, acting for a wide range of local and international companies in high value and complex arbitrations with values exceeding US$45m, acting as arbitrators and conducting arbitrations both in Arabic and English. Our comprehensive services include dedicated advice in arbitration law and practice, drafting arbitration clauses, enforcement of arbitral awards and advocacy before international tribunals and national courts.

We are familiar with the commercial arbitration rules that have been established by National Laws, and the Middle East as well as the rules of international arbitration centres including the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), and the Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA). We also handle investment arbitration disputes and have been involved in arbitral proceedings that have been conducted in accordance with the rules of the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

When serving as counsels to clients in domestic and international arbitral proceedings, we provide comprehensive and strategic representation in order to reach an efficient and cost-effective resolution to the dispute.

Our experience in the aspect of arbitration includes:

  • Drafting arbitral agreements
  • Giving a pre-arbitration assessment of the dispute
  • Providing representation and advocacy during arbitral proceedings
  • Enforcing arbitral awards
  • Handling negotiations and settlements at all stages of the arbitral proceedings

Our lawyers act as party-appointed experts and tribunal-appointed experts in order to report on specific legal issues that arise during the litigation and arbitration proceedings. All our reports fall in line with the highest legal standards and can be submitted in Arabic and English.

As part of our mission to offer our clients holistic services and assistance, we aim to be consultants that help companies in realising their growth within regulations at the lowest possible fiscal cost. Tax is a concern of any company and it is the driving demand for proper internal control activities and tough financial reporting processes to satisfy regulators and stakeholders. With exceptional expertise in this area, we offer strategic consultancy from the establishment of new entities to resolving tax conflicts with the tax authorities.

We advise our clients on how to achieve their business objectives by reducing their risks and meeting their compliance obligations. Our tax consultancy also enhances business and operating efficiency as we advise clients on managing their tax contribution.

Our service in this field include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Certifying tax returns for all type of industries
  • Representing client before Tax Authorities
  • Advising clients on tax matters with practical recommendations
  • Study-specific transactions or issues faced by the organization
  • Evaluation of the company’s compliance with existing laws and regulations (Tax due diligence)
  • Attending to concerns regarding potential tax liabilities and penalties.
  • Review of taxes, payable duties, and exemption analysis.

Jordan has detailed tax systems and laws, which require experience and expertise from tax consultants in order to help business enterprises comply with tax requirements without sacrificing the need to minimize tax expenses. We can assist and advise in a number of other ways. We can help with:

  • Determine the most tax-efficient way to structure foreign business;
  • Structure the funding of overseas business, incorporating a country’s tax laws;

Navigating the intricacies of labor and employment law is essential for businesses of all sizes. At Kayan Law, our dedicated team of labor and employment lawyers offers comprehensive legal services to employers, ensuring compliance with labor laws, drafting employment contracts, developing workplace policies, representing clients in employment-related disputes, and providing strategic guidance on labor union negotiations.

We understand the challenges employers face in creating a productive and legally compliant work environment while protecting their rights and interests. Our experienced labor and employment lawyers stay up to date with the ever-changing landscape of labor laws and regulations, allowing us to provide you with informed advice and effective solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Our approach is rooted in understanding your unique business needs and goals. We work closely with you to develop proactive strategies and solutions that mitigate risks and promote a positive work environment. We believe in open and transparent communication, building a strong partnership with our clients to address their labor and employment challenges effectively.