Mr. Hamza Ahmad Haddad, the Former Minister of Justice and the Founder of Law and Arbitration Centre – Jordan, one of Clout’s founding firms and the first registered legal firm as a limited liability company in Jordan.
Academic Experience: lecturer and associate professor at the University of Jordan (1976 – 1985); Part-time lecturer at many Schools of Law in Jordan; former acting Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Jordan (1984 – 1985); lecturer at Dubai Judicial Institute (2004 – 2005); Visiting Professor at certain high academic schools in some Arab States such as Saint-Joseph University in Lebanon and Dubai, and the Arbitration Centre of Ain Shams University in Cairo.
Practical Experience Generally: Attorney at law since 1985 until present; founder and manager of the Law and Arbitration Centre Co; founder and manager of the Arab Institute for Arbitration and ADR Co., (2006, present); former member of the Board of Trustees of Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC); former member of Board of Governors of Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA); Conciliator representing Jordan in the list of ICSID; former member of the High Education Council in Jordan; former Minister of Justice in Jordan (1999 – 2000); Chairman of the Committee preparing the (draft) arbitration law in Jordan no. 31 of 2001; participated through its office in Jordan in preparing, amending and/or submitting notes (observations) about many draft laws or other rules of law in many Arab States, in particular the draft arbitration laws in the Emirates, Syria and Palestine; one of the leading founders of the Arab Union for International Arbitration in 1997, Cairo (the Union); Secretary General of the Union (2008, present); former member of the Arab-Swiss Council for Arbitration; Participated in Preparing the arbitration rules for the CRCICA and DIAC; practicing arbitration as a co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator, chairman of panel or legal advisor to either of the parties in dozens of cases whether ad hoc or institutional including the ICC in Paris, CRCICA in Cairo, ICSID in Washington, DIAC in Dubai, Abu Dhabi Arbitration Centre and G.C.C. Commercial Arbitration Centre; his practice in international cases covers many countries such as Cyprus, Egypt, the Emirates, Greece, Hong Kong, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, UK and USA.
Jordan Bar Association
International Bar Association
Bachelor of Law, Damascus University- Syria
Doctor of Laws (two Ph.Ds) in international contracts (international trade law), Cairo University and the University of Bristol.