Eversheds Sutherland appoints Hani Kurdi and acquires boutique Jordanian practice
Sanad Law Group in Association with Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Hani Kurdi as partner in its Amman office, acquiring his successful aviation, telecoms and arbitration practice which significantly bolsters its presence in Jordan.
Kurdi joins from his own Amman-based boutique firm, Kurdi & Associates, a practice specialising in a mixture of litigation, arbitration and corporate law for a range of sectors including aviation and telecommunications which Eversheds Sutherland acquires. Kurdi has 20 years’ experience practising law in Jordan, and is dually qualified in Jordan, and England and Wales. Previously, Kurdi spent six years as general counsel for Royal Jordanian Airlines and had a two year stint at Eversheds Sutherland before establishing Kurdi & Associates.
Kurdi joins the Jordan office as partner, and will continue to build his aviation, litigation and commercial and corporate practice within Eversheds Sutherland’s global network. He joined the firm on September 1, 2019.
Ghaleb Al faraj, senior office partner for Amman, Jordan, said, “Since founding Kurdi & Associates in 2014, Hani’s boutique has gone from strength to strength and he has accrued an impressive roster of high-profile clients. We look forward to welcoming Hani into the team, where we hope we can continue to build his practice from our global platform.”
Tawfiq Tabbaa, regional managing partner, Middle East, also commented, “Hani brings immense experience of the Jordanian and Middle East legal market. His broad experience from regulatory, to arbitral, to commercial work is invaluable as we continue to grow our presence in the Middle East. We are also excited about him bringing over his successful aviation practice, a growth area in Jordan and the Middle East. Hani is a great addition to the team both locally and across our network and we look forward to him getting started.” Kurdi’s arrival follows the Jordan office’s recent relocation to bigger premises in the centre of Amman’s commercial and financial district, in July 2018.