Currently practising in Jordan and the UAE, Aiman Odeh has practised law in the Middle East region since 1985. Recommended by both Chambers Global and The Legal 500, he is well-versed in all forms of dispute resolution, especially in the fields of investment, concession agreements, banking, construction, agency and licensing agreements, securities, and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience in ICSID and OIC investment disputes in addition to ICC and local arbitration.
Aiman has held cabinet positions in the Jordanian Government between 2007 and 2012 and served as the Minister of Justice and Minister for Prime Ministry Affairs & Legislation. He has also served as a Senator. Accordingly, he has considerable experience in constitutional matters and judicial reform and has given advice on these matters to other states in the Middle East.
Aiman is also knowledgeable about the rules of Islamic Doctrine, upon which the civil laws applicable in many Middle East jurisdictions were founded. He is fluent in Arabic and English.
Aiman is recognised by the leading independent legal directories for his skills and expertise. The Legal 500 lists him as one of only five Band 1 Leading Individuals for Jordan – Dispute Resolution, and he is ranked Band 1 for the same category in Chambers Global. Chambers says that he “is commended equally for his Jordanian and international experience”, and that “in finance disputes he is described as “expert on all banking knowledge” and “probably the best litigator in town”. The Legal 500 describes him as an “eminent figure in the market”.