This month we bring you a special focus on a continent that boasts the world’s largest free trade area, a diverse economic make-up and increasing political stability. The latest edition of Law Update focuses on Africa, a territory that continues to be an attractive business and investment destination.
Like the rest of the world, Africa is still re-building from the impact of COVID-19, however, there continues to be an optimistic view of the opportunities the continent presents. An example of the appetite for investment into Africa was captured in a report we commissioned, titled Legal Leaders in MENA. Our survey of legal leaders revealed a resounding desire to expand into new territories, with 81% naming Africa as their investment destination of choice.Read the full edition
Jawad Khalaf is a Partner in the Litigation practice in Baghdad.
Jawad has over 20 years of experience in civil, criminal and commercial lawsuits, among others, before all Iraqi court stages and jurisdictions. Amongst his commercial experience is drafting complex, multi-party contracts and agreements for various national and international clients in diverse sectors. In addition, his personal touch of attending meetings and transactions’ negotiations in special areas highlights him as a prominent Iraqi lawyer.
Jawad has worked and continues to expand his scope as the legal advisor for many companies and banks, including representing them in claims and disputes in connection with considerable amounts of money, among which were the Commercial Bank of Iraq, the Trade Bank of Iraq, Gulf Commercial Bank, Modern Paint Industries Company (which is a joint-stock company), and Ashur International Bank.
1994 – B.Sc in Law, Baghdad University
1994 – Iraqi Bar Association