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

Advising zones on the establishment of special economic zones and drafting the founding laws for those zones including the legal framework for dispute resolution.

Advising states and state owned entities on international investment law.

Advising on the devolution of government and assisting in devising the framework for independent authorities to exercise their newly acquired regulatory powers.

Advising the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority in regards to its Strategic Master Plan for the Petra Region.

Advising State organs on various public international law issues (details not public), including matters related to the law of treaties, immunities and privileges, hosting agreements, and model bilateral investment treaties.

Advising 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.

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

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

Representing international lenders in a mega project finance deal for the developing, financing, construction and operation of a mega photovoltaic plant facility in Jordan.

Representing a leading contractor in a mega works project for the construction of Jordan's first Oil Shale Fired CFB Thermal Power Plant (Attarat um Ghudran Project).