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Hatim Sharif Zu’bi, Hon. G.B.E.


Principal Practice Areas: Banking, Corporate, Commercial, Construction, International Arbitration, Maritime, Labour, Litigation.

Email: hszubi@zubipartners.com

Hatim Sharif Zu’bi received an LL.B. Hons. Degree from University College, London in 1949 and was called as Barrister-at-Law by Lincoln’s Inn in 1950. He has been at various times Licensed Advocate & Legal Consultant in Jordan, Bahrain, U.A.E., Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia since 1971.

From 1950 to 1954 he was Advocate for Ministry of Finance in Jeddah and Dammam, Saudi Arabia and from 1954 to 1955 he was Special Counsel to US Aid Mission, Jordan.

In 1955-1965 and then again in 1969 he was Deputy Chairman of Cairo Amman Bank.

From 1965 to 1969, he was Minister of National Economy, Minister of Finance and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Jordan’s Governor at the World Bank.

In 1971 he established his law practice in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain to cover the GCC countries, and from 1973 onwards established law offices in Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Oman.

In addition to being Hon. GBE, he holds several Western and Arab high decorations. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in England and has been a member of the ICC Court of International Arbitration and Editorial Advisory Board of the Construction Law Review.

In 1971 he became the Chairman and Founder of Hatim S Zu’bi Law Office which for a while was practising as “Al Mahmood and Zu’bi” and now, following the merger, as Zu’bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants, Bahrain (including Hatim S Zu’bi & Partners and Qays H. Zu’bi Law Office in Bahrain).

He is married to Judge Hassana Hussami Zu’bi. His interests include horseback riding, tennis, motor-boating, philately, current affairs and political analysis.