Mohammed M. Bashir

Local Partner, Riyadh

Biography

Overview

Having served at the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Bashir carried over his experience in public law to his private practice. Mohammed Bashir leverages his previous public and private experience in mastering the complexity of public law as applied to businesses, particularly foreign investors. In his current practice, Mohammed focuses on foreign direct investment, government and regulatory affairs, and multijurisdictional issues.

Mohammed regularly advises on municipal and international law. He participated in devising and opining on the legal framework of several local governments and special economic zones. In relation to international law, Mohammed routinely advises clients on matters related to protection of investors under both treaty and customary international law, in addition to matters related to the privileges and immunities of state organs and international organizations. He also has substantive experience in negotiating and drafting international instruments including hosting agreements, investment treaties and model bilateral investment agreements.

He is a member of the editorial board of the Arab Law Quarterly, a leading English language scholarly publication on matters relating to the law of Arab states.

Bars and Courts
Jordanian Bar Association
Education
Master of Advanced Studies in Int. Dispute Settlement (MIDS)
The Graduate Institute & Geneva Law School
Master of Laws
Georgetown University Law Center
Bachelor of Laws
The University of Jordan
Languages
Arabic

Experience

Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority in relation to the development of a number of regulatory frameworks.

Royal Commission for Makkah City & Holy Sites in collaboration with Strategy& in connection with regulatory governance advice. The mandate included the assessment of RCMC's law-making powers and how to develop a streamlined law-making procedure.

The Saudi Royal Court on legislative and regulatory matters in relation to a national legal reform program.

State organs on various public international law issues, including matters related to the law of treaties, immunities and privileges, hosting agreements, and model bilateral investment treaties.

Regional authorities in Saudi Arabia and other countries on regulatory matters related to special economic zones, chartered cities and regulatory bodies.

Aqaba Development Corporation, a state-owned entity mandated with the ownership and development of key strategic assets, in numerous matters related to the development and management through privatization and public private partnership certain strategic assets including Jordan's main ports, airports and railway networks.

The Jordanian Electric Power Company, the main electricity distributor in Jordan, in numerous regulatory and commercial matters.

Total Jordan in numerous regulatory and commercial matters including the establishments of its distribution business in Jordan, including the bidding process on its petroleum distribution license.