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Bashar H. Malkawi, Scientific Member of CIFILE, Dean and Professor of Law at University of Sharjah, UAE

College of Law, University of Sharjah

P.O. Box 27272-Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

E-mail: bmalkawi@sharjah.ac.ae, bmalkawi@gmail.com




Doctorate of Juridical Science (Scientiea Juridicae Doctor, S.J.D), American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C, August 2005.

Dissertation: Jordan and the World Trading System: A Case Study for

Arab Countries Dissertation committee: Professors Padideh Ala’i (supervisor), David A.

Gantz, Christine Farely, Jerome Levinson, Mohammad Mattar

Honors: Dean’s Fellowship, 2004-2005.

Research Assistantship, Subject area: Third World Approaches to

International Law (2005).


Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Trade Law, The University of Arizona, College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, May 2001.

Thesis: The Appointment and Challenge of Arbitrators before an

International Commercial Arbitration Tribunal

Supervisor: Professor David A. Gantz

Honors: James E. Rogers LL.M Fellowship, 2000-2001.

Top 5% of participating post-graduate students.


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Yarmouk University, Department of Law, Irbid, Jordan, June 1999.

Honors: Department of Law Honor List 1998-1999.



Hashemite University Scholarship, Hashemite University (2002-2005).

Awarded by the Hashemite University for 3 years of graduate study (full tuition and

all expenses paid)


The University of Arizona College of Law Scholarship, University of Arizona (2000-2001).

Awarded by the University of Arizona for 1 year of graduate study (tuition paid)




College of Law, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

 Professor of Law (2015-2019) (Merit – early- promotion approved in January 2015)

Associate Professor of Law (2010-2015)


Teaching (courses taught in Arabic):

1) Principles of Commercial Law (Undergraduate, several times)

2) Intellectual Property (Undergraduate, several times)

3) Bankruptcy (Undergraduate, several times)

4) Company Law (Undergraduate, several times)

5) Banking Transactions (Undergraduate)

6) Negotiable Instruments (Undergraduate)

7) Commercial Transactions (Undergraduate)

8) Maritime Law (Undergraduate, several times)


Teaching (courses taught in English):

1) International Trade Law (Undergraduate)

2) International Business Transactions (Graduate, several times)

3) Legal Studies in a Foreign Language- Advanced International Trade Law (Graduate)


Department of Management, Marketing and Public Administration, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah (September 2010-June 2011)

Developed and taught second-year required core course (taught in English)

Legal Environment of Business (Undergraduate, several times)


Other Responsibilities

– Conducted review of existing legal education curriculum and made course revisions in line with international norms, standards, and best practices.

– Mentored research projects – roughly equal to a typical article in a law journal- undertaken by senior undergraduates as part of their degree requirements.

  Faculty co-adviser and coach to Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2012).

Assisted students in the development of their legal strategy, factum and oral arguments, and provided ongoing academic support.

 Areas of Teaching and Research Interests

My interests cover the field of WTO/GATT and consist of interrelated streams of inquiry on economic integration, regional trade. I am also interested in free trade agreements and economic growth.

Academic Administrator

– Dean, College of Law (September 2015- September 2018).

Responsibilities include: Implementing the College of Law’s mission by promoting excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; developing supportive relationships with alumni, the legal and business communities; working effectively with faculty, staff, and students; managing its budget; and executing its affairs in accordance with all applicable laws, accreditation requirements, and Board of Trustees and University policies.

– Interim Dean, College of Law (September 2014- August 2015).

– Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, College of Law (September 2013- August 2014).

Duties included: Directing all aspects of the Master of Laws and Ph.D graduate degree programs, overseeing admissions, developing law curricular and policy, organizing symposia and other academic programs related to graduate studies, advising students on courses and dissertation proposals, and identifying and implementing strategic partnerships (dual degree programs, internships, faculty exchange).


Institutional Service

College of Law Committees: College of Law Council (Chairman 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2014-2015, member 2013-2014), Budget Committee (Chairman 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2014-2015); Academic Promotions Committee (Chairman 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016, member 2014-2015); Academic Accreditation Committee (Chairman 2016-2017, 2015-2016); Faculty Advisor to Student Organizations (2015-2016); Graduate Programs Committee (2014-2015); Scientific Research Committee (Chairman 2016-2017, 2012-2013, 2011-2012); Curriculum and Course Equivalence Committee (Chairman 2011-2012, member 2010-2011); Examination Committee (2010-2011); Conference and Seminar Committee (2010-2011); Academic Advising Committee (2010-2011).

University Committees: Ad hoc legal advice to University administration on various legal issues (2013-present); University Referee Committee for the Annual Faculty Research Incentive Awards (2014-2015); Health Insurance Committee (2015-2016, 2014-2015); Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Search Committee (2014); University Academic Advisory Council- University Senate (2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2014-2015, elected by law faculty 2011-2012); College of Law Dean Search Committee (2014); Research Development Committee (2014); Online and Blended Learning Committee (2013-2014); The Executive Board of Sharjah Islamic Centre for Economic and Financial studies (2016-2017, 2013-2014, 2012-2013); Business and International Law Research Domain (2012-2013, 2011-2012); Committee for the Establishment of Sharjah Islamic Centre for Studies and Research in Islamic Finance (2012-2013, 2011-2012); Central Committee for Selection of Faculty Members and Contract Renewals (2012-2013); Advisory Board for the Centre for Entrepreneurship, College of Business Administration (2012-2013); Special Investigative Assignments (2011-2013); Diploma in Law offered by the Community College (coordinator 2012-2013).


Faculty of Economics and Administrative Science (Accounting and Commercial Law Program), The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan

 Associate Professor of Law (2009-2011, including leave of absence 2010-2011) (awarded early promotion in 2009 with tenure)

Assistant Professor of Law (2005-2009)

 Teaching (courses taught in English): 

  • Commercial Companies and Bankruptcy (Undergraduate, several times)
  • Commercial Papers and Banking Transactions (Undergraduate, several times)
  • Principles of Commercial Law (Undergraduate)
  • International Trade Law (Undergraduate, several times)
  • Laws of Financial Institutions (Undergraduate, several times)
  • Intellectual Property Law (Undergraduate, several times)
  • Advanced Study in Commercial Law (Graduate, several times)



– Assistant Dean of Students Affairs, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (September 2008-August 2010).

Duties included: Advising on issues such as course registration and major selection; overseeing student activities and organizations; administering usual tasks to ensure timely and thorough responses to student needs; investigating allegations of student misconduct, recommending, and imposing sanctions.

– Legal Adviser, Office of Legal Affairs, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan (August 2006-November 2007).

– Managed and developed the University’s legal work and matters such as oversight of conflicts of interests and ethics issues, employment relations, reviewing and drafting research agreements, intellectual property issues, participating in faculty and staff grievance proceedings; and serving as liaison to retained outside counsel.



Library Committee (2009-2010); University Scientific Research Council (2008-2010), Student Affairs Committee (2008-2009); Organizing Committee for the First Scientific Conference of Faculty of Economics and Administrative sciences (2009); Advisory Committee to the International Relations Office (2008-2009); Students Disciplinary Committee (2009-2010, Chairman 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2006-2007); Committee of Academic Quality Assurance for the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (2005-2006).



– Visiting Fellow, International University College of Turin, Turin, Italy (Summer 2010, Summer 2009)

Teaching a graduate level course on “Issues of Law and Finance in the Islamic World”.


Expert witness, advising on foreign law questions, preparing reports, and counsel to law firm in several million dollar litigation before New Zealand courts regarding commercial law and rules of Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution. (January-April 2017).


Consultant, Adam Smith International, Economic Research, Analysis and Debate (EconRAD) Project in Jordan


Produced legal report analyzing how the new agreement on easing rules of origin between the EU and Jordan aligns with previous agreements Jordan has made, and any difficulties or unusual trading conditions that the agreement will create for Jordan, and how the trade agreement will actually work in practice. (August 2016-March 2017).


Consultant, the International Trade Centre (ITC), World Trade Organization and United Nations, Coordinating a Regional Approach to Overcoming Trade Obstacles related to Non-Tariff Measures across the Arab Countries Project


Assessed and produced reports/ articles on non-tariff measures, trade facilitation initiatives, and the current situation and progress made of the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA) implementation in relation to rules of origin and identified an action plan and priority areas for rules of origin reform and harmonization. (October 2015- September 2016).


Consultant, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the American Bar Association Section of International Law, the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) International Intellectual Property Rights Advisory Program


Provided consultation to assist U.S. enterprises in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights such as trademarks, patents, and copyrights in a number of countries including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and advised SMEs on steps to take with any concrete problems that have arisen. (August 2012- April 2014).


Expert, Monitor 360- Management Consulting Firm (San Francisco, United States)


Evaluated, as part of the Jordanian master narratives project, the Jordanian legal systems, Islamic law and its role, and recent legal developments in Jordanian’s reform movement to better understand Jordan’s history, laws, and religious practices. (February 2013).


Consultant, Ergo- Global Research and Advisory Firm (New York, United States)


Identified the legal challenges concerning business landscape in Iraq, the role of state in the country’s economic and commercial development, and the overall climate for business growth and foreign investment. (July 2012).


Legal Reviewer and Translator, Research Triangle Institute and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Iraq Local Governance Program – Phase III


Performed high level technical review and translation of various documents of legal nature, e.g. addressed to or originating from local authorities, and excerpts of local laws, and local rules and regulations to identify shortcomings and strengthen these laws. The purpose of the Local Governance Program is to support the implementation of the Provincial Powers Act. (September 2010-January 2011).


Consultant, The World Bank


Carried out analysis of different laws, regulations, and rules to capture Saudi Arabia’s corporate governance regulatory framework and information on corporate governance practices. The assessment is used by the World Bank to determine how corporate governance works in Saudi Arabia and gauge progress in adopting reforms. (164 page study/report). (December 2007-May 2008).


Consultant, Government of Iraq and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), IZDIHAR Project (Prosperity in Arabic)


Advised on Iraq accession to the WTO and assisted with reforms covering legislative pieces in areas such as intellectual property, customs, memorandum of foreign trade regime, and supported formulating and implementing a modern policy framework for trade and investment in accordance with international standards. (February 2006-December 2007).


Consultant, Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS), Maryland, U.S. and Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom, Rule of Law in the Middle East Project


Researched and analyzed various statutes and regulations regarding corporate laws, insolvency, judicial independence, secured lending, and enforcement of agreements and constraints on the state of six Middle Eastern countries- Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia- as part of implementing the European Union Association Agreements with the Mediterranean area. (January-June 2004).




Advisory Board, University of Bologna Law Review, Italy (2019-present).


Editorial Advisory Group, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom (2018-present).


Editorial Board, MIDDLE EAST REVIEW, American Bar Association Section of International Law, United States (2017-present).


Editorial Board, JOURNAL OF LAW SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (2017-2018).


Editor-in-Chief, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: OPEN ACCESS, United States (2016-present; editorial board 2013-2015).


Editorial Board, JOURNAL OF LAW, ETHICS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, United States (2007-present).


Staff Editor, THE ATLANTIC LAW REVIEW, United States (2014-2016).


Editorial Board, HASHEMITE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL, Jordan (2009-2010).


Legal Scholarship Reviewer

– Refereed book drafts, book proposals, and manuscripts submitted to journals: Cambridge University Press (United Kingdom); Cengage (United States); Mu’tah University Journal of Research and Studies (Jordan); Jordan Journal of Law and Political Sciences (Jordan); Journal of World Intellectual Property (United Kingdom); Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (United Kingdom); Journal of International Trade Law and Policy (United Kingdom); Asian Journal of International Law (United Kingdom); Journal of Legal Studies in Business (United States); Journal of Patents & Trademarks (United States); American Business Law Journal (United States); Journal of Legal Studies Education (United States); Energy Studies Review (Canada); Mustang Journal of Law and Legal Studies (United States); Academy of Legal Studies in Business Conference Proceedings (United States); Rubriq Independent Review System (United States); the Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (United Kingdom); Global Jurist (Germany); International Journal of Social Science Studies (United States); European Journal of Law and Technology (Northern Ireland); Journal of Business Ethics (Germany); Corporate Ownership and Control (Ukraine); Corporate Board: Role, Duties and Composition (Ukraine); Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (Switzerland); University of Sharjah Journal of Sharia and Law (United Arab Emirates); Journal of Imam Malik College for Sharia’ & Law (United Arab Emirates); Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal Professional Al-haq Journal (United Arab Emirates); Institute of Training and Judicial Studies Journal (United Arab Emirates); United Arab Emirates University Journal of Sharia and Law (United Arab Emirates); Journal of Security and Law (United Arab Emirates); Journal of Law (Kuwait); International Review of Law (Qatar); Al-Meezan Journal for Law and Islamic Studies (Jordan); and Journal of Law (Bahrain); book manuscripts for: Cengage Learning,  United Arab Emirates University, and Ajman University of Science and Technology. (2007-present).


– Acted as a peer reviewer evaluating research grant applications for funding agencies: The National Fund for Scientific Research-FWO (Belgium), Qatar National Research Fund (Qatar). (2011-present).

– Acted as external peer reviewer for the development of graduate programs for law schools in the Middle East (2014-present).

– Invited judge for the eighth International Air Law Moot Court, Malta (April 6-9, 2017).

– Evaluated memoranda for claimant and respondent, Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Hong Kong SAR, 2014-2015).

– Evaluated legal scholarship for promotion purposes at colleges of law: Mu’tah University (Jordan), Irbid National University (Jordan), Al-Isra University (Jordan), Kind Saud University (Saudi Arabia), Qassim University (Saudi Arabia), and Soran University (Iraq), American University in the Emirates (UAE). (2010-present).


Graduate Supervision

– Supervised a contingent of doctoral and master research students and researchers – through Fulbright research grants- who undertook their projects on World Trade Organization law, Islamic banking law, legal pluralism, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and corporate law (2010-present).

Completed:  3 M.A. (Research Paper), 9 LL.M. (Thesis), 3 PhD


Doctoral and Masters Examination Committees

Served as an examiner for doctoral dissertations and master theses at colleges of law and business: University of Jordan (Jordan), University of Sharjah (UAE), Ajman University of Science and Technology (UAE), Al Ghaurair University (UAE), Dubai Police Academy (UAE), University of Qatar (Qatar), and Macquarie University (Australia). (2008-present).




  1. Books

(Note: * indicates refereed publication)

1) NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS IN UAE FEDERAL COMMERCIAL CODE (University of Sharjah Press, 2017) [in Arabic], ISBN: 978 9948 10 129 1 (Bashar Malkawi et al.). *

2) BANKRUPTCY LAW IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (United Arab Emirates: University Bookshop, 2013) [in Arabic], ISBN: 978 9948 16 760 0. *


  1. Book Chapters/Contributions

(Note: * indicates refereed publication)


1) The Need for Regional Liberalization: The Issue of Damascus Agreement of 2004, in HARMONISING REGULATORY AND ANTITRUST REGIMES FOR INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT Chapter 13, 202-212 (Jan Walulik ed., UK: Routledge 2019).


2)  Corporate Governance in Jordan: Role of the External Auditor, in CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN ARAB COUNTRIES: SPECIFICS AND OUTLOOKS Chapter 9, 179-203 (Dima Jamali, Virginia Bodolica, and Yulia Lapina eds., Ukraine: Virtus Interpress 2018).*

3)  Parallel Imports, Trademarks Law, and Agency Regulations: Legal Uncertainty in UAE Jurisprudence, in WIPO-WTO COLLOQUIUM PAPERS (Karla Brepsant ed., Geneva: WTO Press 2015).*

4) The Berne Convention, in INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF LAWS FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (Hendrik Vanhees ed., The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International 2010). *

5) Iraq‘s Accession to the WTO: Commitments and Implications, in INTERNATIONAL LAW AND TRADE: BRIDGING THE EAST WEST DIVIDE (Sylvia M. Kierkegaard ed., 2007). *


  1. Articles

(Note: * indicates refereed publication)


1) Jordan Imports and Tariff Regimes: A Revisit, 14 Global Trade and Customs Journal 308-318 (2019). (The Netherlands).


2) Digitalization of Trade in Free Trade Agreements with Reference to the WTO the USMCA: A Closer Look, 5 China and WTO Review 149-166 (2019). (South Korea). *


3) Chinese SOE Investment: An Economic Statecraft, 2 American University Forum on National Security Law 22-33 (2019, lead article). (United States).


4) The Design and Operation of Rules of Origin in Greater Arab Free Trade Area: Challenges of Implementation and Reform, 53 Journal of World Trade 243-272 (2019). (The Netherlands). (joint with Mohammad El-Shafie). *


5) Reflection on Exclusivity of Commercial Agency in Jordan, 3 Middle East Review- American Bar Association (forthcoming 2019). (United States).


6) The Contents and Features of Dispute Settlement under US-Jordan FTA: An Appraisal, 15 Manchester Journal of International Economic Law 167-189 (2018). (United Kingdom). *


7) Parliamentary Participation in the Making and Operation of International Economic Agreements: The Case of Jordan, 2 Middle East Review- American Bar Association 12-19 (2018). (United States).


8) The Intersection of Free Trade Zones and the World Trade Organization Law, Journal of Law and Economics, Cairo University (forthcoming 2018). (Egypt). *


9) Reflections on Exclusivity and Termination of Commercial Agency in Jordan: The Intertwining of Domestic Regulation and International Trade Law, 19 Estey Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 98-116 (2018). (Canada). *


10) The Burden and Order of Proof in WTO Claims: Evolving Issues, 59 International Journal of Law and Management 1220 -1235 (2017). (United Kingdom). (joint with Zeina Ahmad). *


11) The Regulations for Reviving Companies Facing Financial Difficulties in UAE Laws, 40 Journal of Law 71-131 (2016). (Kuwait) [in Arabic]. *


  • Winner of Rashid Bin Humaid Award for Culture and Science


12) Trade Defense Actions in Arab Countries Free Trade Agreements with the U.S: The Case of Safeguards, 17 Estey Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 16-40 (2016). (Canada). *


13) Contradictory Terms in Checks: Formalism and Practice, 15 Journal of International Business Law 31-36 (2016). (United Kingdom).


14) Notification of the GCC to the WTO as a Customs Union: The Whys and Hows, 10 Global Trade and Customs Journal 189-192 (2015). (The Netherlands). *


15) A Primer on Financing Trade in Islamic Law: Definitions, Sources, and Instruments, 30 Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation 114-121 (2015). (United Kingdom). *


16) Shari’ah Board in the Governance Structure of Islamic Financial Institutions, 61 American Journal of Comparative Law 539-577 (2013). (United States).*


  • Winner of the Sharjah Islamic Bank Award for Distinguished Research


17) The Feasibility of Alternative Dispute Resolution to Resolve Intellectual Property Disputes in Jordan, 8 Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 146-153 (2013). (United Kingdom). *


18) Intellectual Property Protection from a Sharia Perspective, 16 Southern Cross University Law Review 109-143 (2013). (Australia). *


19) A Long “TRIP” Home: How the Berne Convention, TRIPS Agreement, and Other Instruments Complement the International Copyright System, 35 European Intellectual Property Review 93-107 (2013). (United Kingdom). *


20) Arab Countries’ (Under) Participation in the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism, 14 Flinders Law Journal 1-35 (2012). (Australia). *


21) A Critical Look at Trade Secrets Protection in Jordan, 15 Intellectual Property Quarterly 123-133 (2012). (United Kingdom). *


22) Trade in Oil and Export Restrictions: Taking the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to the WTO Court, 14 European Journal of Law Reform 17-43 (2012). (The Netherlands). *


23) Sustainable Agriculture within WTO Law and Arab Countries, 17 International Trade Law & Regulation 1-9 (2011). (United Kingdom).


24) Balancing Open Investment with National Security: Review of U.S. and UAE Laws with DP World as a Case Study, 13 The University of Notre Dame Australia Law Review 153-191 (2011). (Australia). *

25) Rules of Origin under U.S. Trade Agreements with Arab Countries: Are they Helping and Hindering Free Trade? 10 Journal of International Trade Law and Policy 29-48 (2011). (United Kingdom). *


26) The Effect of Oil Price on United Arab Emirates Goods Trade Deficit with the United States, 18 Energy Studies Review 42-63 (2011). (Canada). (joint with Osama D. Sweidan). *


27) Legal Architecture and Design for Gulf Cooperation Council Economic Integration, 36 Journal for Juridical Science 58-96 (2011). (South Africa). *


28) The Jordanian Intellectual Property Regime: Triangle of Copyright, Trademark, and Patent, 7 Macquarie Journal of Business Law 237-261 (2010). (Australia).


29) Come and Go? How Temporary Visa Works under U.S. Bilateral Trade Agreements with Arab countries, 24 Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law 145-158 (2010). (United Kingdom). *


30)  The Liberty of Participation in Online Alternative Dispute Resolution Schemes, 11 SMU Science & Technology Law Review 119-132 (2010). (United States).

31) Jordan Accession to the WTO: Retrospective and Prospective, 11 Estey Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 12-45 (2010). (Canada). *

32) Palestinian Economic (under)Development: The Hurdles, 13 The International Journal of Human Rights 530-543 (2009). (United Kingdom). *

33) U.S. Trade Relations with Arab Countries: Past, Present, and Future, 9 Global Jurist 1-54 (2009). (Germany). *

34) Commercial Books in Arab Countries: Where from and Where to? 11 European Journal of Law Reform 51 (2009). (The Netherlands). *


35) The Information Age and Privacy Protection in Jordan, 13 Computer and Telecommunications Law Review 186-192 (2009). (United Kingdom).

36) Building a Corporate Governance System in Jordan: A Critique of the Current Framework, 52 Journal of Business Law 488-507 (2008). (United Kingdom). *

37) Internet Characteristics and Online Alternative Dispute Resolution, 13 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 327-348 (2008). (United States). (joint with Haitham A. Haloush).

38) The Anti-Money Laundering Framework in Jordan: New Laws and Regulations, 125 Banking Law Journal 337-364 (2008). (United States).

39) Toward Transparency and Rule of Law: New Freedom of Information Regime for Jordan, 13 Communications Law 81-84 (2008). (United Kingdom). *

40) The Social Clause of the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? 32 Journal of Law 11-42 (2008). (Kuwait). *

41) The Case of Income Tax Evasion in Jordan: Symptoms and Solutions, Vol. 15 Journal of Financial Crime 282-294 (2008). (United Kingdom). (joint with Haitham A. Haloush).*

42) Prescription in Arab Civil Codes and the Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts of 2004: A Comparative Analysis, 20 Bond Law Review 82-109 (2008). (Australia).*

43) Lessons from the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement, 14 International Trade Law and Regulation 26-38 (2008). (United Kingdom).

44) Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Varieties in Jordan, 11 Journal of World Intellectual Property 120-138 (2008). (United Kingdom). (joint with Haitham A. Haloush).*

45) The Anti-Danish Trade Boycott: Can it be Challenged under the World Trade Organization? 22 Mu’tah Journal for Research and Studies: Humanities and Social Sciences Series 61-84 (2008). (Jordan). *

46) Equality of Arms in the Digital Age, 5 Macquarie Journal of Business Law 73-85 (2008). (Australia). (joint with Haitham A. Haloush and Basem Melhem).

47) Well-Known Marks in Jordan: Protection and Enforcement, 12 Communications Law 119-124 (2007). (United Kingdom). *

48) The Wto, Security and Peace: Are they Compatible, and if so, What is the Framework? 8 Journal of World Investment & Trade 303-317 (2007). (Switzerland).*

49) Reflections on the Securities Law of Jordan, 23 American University International Law Review 763-805 (2007). (United States). (joint with Haitham A. Haloush).

50) Arbitration and the World Trade Organization—The Forgotten Provisions of Article 25 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding, 24 Journal of International Arbitration 173-188 (2007). (The Netherlands).

51) Regional Integration: Whither the Arab Free Trade Area? 34 Legal Issues of Economic Integration 231-254 (2007). (The Netherlands). *

52) Iraqi Patent Law: In Search of Compliance with TRIPS, 38 International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 591-604 (2007). (Germany). *

53) Broadcasting the 2006 World Cup: The Right of Arab Fans versus ART Exclusivity, 17 Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal 591-609 (2007). (United States).

54) E-Commerce in Light of International Trade Agreements: The United States-Jordan Free Trade Agreement, 15 International Journal of Law and Information Technology 153-169 (2007). (United Kingdom).

55) Anti-Terrorist Finance Provisions in Jordan: Important Step but Insufficient, 10 Journal of Money Laundering Control 180-188 (2007). (United Kingdom). (joint with Hikmet O. Malkawi). *

56) The Intellectual Property Provisions of the United States-Jordan Free Trade Agreement: Template or Not Template, 9 Journal of World Intellectual Property 213-229 (2006). (United Kingdom). *

57) Bank Secrecy in Arab Counties: A Comparative Study, 123 Banking Law Journal 894-909 (2006). (United States).

58) Anatomy of the Case of Arab countries and the WTO, 20 Arab Law Quarterly 110-151 (2006). (The Netherlands).

59) Islamic Law and Islamic Finance: Compatibility and Convergence, 2 Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law 37-54 (2006). (United Kingdom). *

60) Securing Peace through Trade Dividends: Qualifying Industrial Zones between the U.S, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, 13 Currents: International Trade Law Journal 3-8 (2004). (United States).

  1. Commissioned Reports, Short Pieces, Festchrifts, and Other Instructional Documents

1) Middle Eastern Law: Year-in-Review, 51 The International Lawyer (forthcoming 2017). (United States).

2) Reforming Rules of Origin in Greater Arab Free Trade Area for Effective Economic Integration, 29 Economic Research Forum Policy Brief 1-7 (September 2017). (Selected based on Economic Research Forum competition for policy briefs).


3) Guest Forward, 5 International Review of Law, Special Issue on International Investment Treaties 1-2 (2016). (Qatar).


4) Editorial, Food Labeling and Halal Mark, 2.1 Intellectual Property Rights: Open Access 103 (2014).

5) The Islamic World: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Society, Protectionism and Free Trade (M.E. Sharpe Publisher 2014). (United States).

6) Middle Eastern Law: Year-in-Review, 43 The International Lawyer 1153 (2009). (United States).

7) Contributor, New Global Legal Standards, International University College of Turin Independent Policy Report, IUC Global Legal Standards Research Group (2009). (Italy). (contributed to the part of the report concerning WTO law).

8) Middle Eastern Law: Year-in-Review, 42 The International Lawyer 1065 (2008). (United States).

9) Legal Developments in Jordan, Vol.1:1 Middle East Law Bulletin (2007), available at <http://www.abanet.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=IC850000>. (American Bar Association, Section of International Law, United States).

10) Co-author, Self-Evaluation Report submitted to Al-Hussein Fund for Excellence and the U.S. Centre for Quality Assurance in International Education, as part of the quality assurance process at the Hashemite University, (2007) (Jordan) (available at the University’s Center for Academic Quality Assurance).

11) Legal Aspects of Contract Drafting and Enforcement in Public Procurement Contracts, (unpublished manuscript 2007) [in Arabic].

12) Co-author, Report to Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector Center (IRIS) at the University of Maryland: Developing Legal Benchmarks for Monitoring the Implementation of Euro-Mediterranean Associations Agreements, published as part of the report by IRIS to the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), available at <http://www.irisprojects.umd.edu/dfid/index.htm>, (June 2004). (United States).

  1. Book Reviews

Book Review of “Yong-Shik Lee, Reclaiming Development in the World Trading System (2016)”, 11 Law and Development Review 939-941 (2018).


Book Review of “David A. Gantz, Liberalizing International Trade after Doha: Multilateral, Plurilateral, Regional, and Unilateral Initiatives (2014)”, 8 Law and Development Review 235-236 (2015).

Book Review of “Habib Ahmed, Mehmet Asutay, and Rodney Wilson (eds.), Islamic Banking and Financial Crisis: Reputation, Stability and Risk (2014)”, 49 Review of Middle East Studies 59-60 (2015).

Book Review of “Peter-Tobias Stoll, Jan Busche, and Katrin Arend (eds.), WTO- Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (2009)”, Global Law Books, available at < http://www.globallawbooks.org/reviews > (2012).

Book Review of “Chad P. Bown, Self-Enforcing Trade: Developing Countries and WTO Dispute Settlement (2009)”, 9 Political Studies Review 392 (2011).

Book Review of “Simon Lester et al., World Trade Law: Text, Materials and Commentary (2008)”, 2009:2 Web Journal of Current Legal Issues (2009).

  1. Articles in Preparation


Tracing the Contours of Free Trade in Arab Countries (working title)




Tariff Authority under the U.S. Constitution and Practice, INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW AND POLICY BLOG (August 10, 2019).


Using GATT Security Exception for Brexit-Irish Border Issue: Is it Sensible or Fantasy?



The U.S. and China Rivalry: Geo-Political Context of Free Trade Agreements, SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND COMPETITION LAW BLOG (January 23, 2019).


UAE as Friendly Hub for Arbitration Again, YOUNG ICCA BLOG (January 21, 2019).


Can Article 25 Arbitration Serve as a Temporary Alternative to WTO Dispute Settlement Process? KLUWER ARBITRATION BLOG (January 5, 2019).


Trade Facilitation in USMCA: De Minimis Importation, INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW AND POLICY BLOG (January 1, 2019).


Restoring Trust in Free Trade, REGULATING FOR GLOBALIZATION (December 13, 2018).


Why Do We Need Free Trade Agreements? INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW AND POLICY BLOG (August 25, 2018).


Quoted in Anayat Durrani, Arab Gulf Universities Prep Students for Civil, Common Law Careers, U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT (April 8, 2015).


Turbulence in the “Open Skies” between the U.S. and UAE: The Way Forward or Just Stuck in the Same Place? THE NATIONAL B5 (March 20, 2015).


Sea Change in UAE Corporate Law: Doing Away with Minimum Capital, THE GLOBAL LEGAL POST (January 22, 2015).

Toward Modern Law: The General Framework of Chapter 11 Reorganization, Issue No. 86 UNIVERSITY FORUM- University of Sharjah 63 (January 2015).

A Bright Future: Towards an Enhanced Shariah Supervision in Islamic Finance, THE EUROPEAN FINANCIAL REVIEW 14-16 (February/March 2014) (invited contribution).

Sovereign Wealth Funds and Role of the World Trade Organization in their Regulation, ARAB INVESTOR 51 (November 2011) [in Arabic].

Expanding GCC Membership: The Positive Outlook, KHALEEJ TIMES 11 (October 3, 2011).


Television Interview, SEVEN STARS TV CHANNEL, OPEN STUDIO PROGRAM, Importance of Trade agreements and their Role in the Jordanian Economy (April 12, 2009).


Quoted in Jordan, Region Lag behind in Era of Globalization, JORDAN TIMES 3 (February 5, 2008).


Counting OIZ Eggs, AL-AHRAM WEEKLY, Issue No. 721 (December 16-22, 2004).


1) Presenter, The Political Economy of Preferential Trade Agreements in Time of Transformative Changes. Paper presented at the ANZSIL International Economic Law Interest Group Workshop, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, February 15, 2019.


2) Guest lecturer, Law Creation and Application: Comparison between the U.S. and UAE. Lecture as part of the Legal Studies Program, New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 19, 2018.


3) Invited presenter, The Case for Economic Diversification and International Trade Relations in the GCC. Paper presented at the workshop on Economic Diversification and Competitiveness: From Policies to Implementation.  The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA), Manama, Bahrain, March 13-14, 2018.


4) Presenter, The Intersection of Free Trade Zones and WTO Law. Paper presented at the symposium: Special Jurisdictions Within and Outside the United States. Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University, California, United States, January 26, 2018.


5) Presenter, Promoting Efficient Model of Corporate Governance: The Role of the External Auditor. Paper presented at the seminar on Modern Trends in Corporate Governance. College of Law, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE, October 30, 2017.


6) Presenter, Liberalisation of the Aviation Industry: From Bilateralism to Multilateralism (and to Revival of Plurilateralism). Paper presented at Airline Regulatory and Antitrust Conference. Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, October 20, 2017.


7) Panel moderator and Presenter, Critique of the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures in Light of Boeing-Airbus Feud. Paper presented at the International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Air and Space Laws. College of Law, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, February 22-23, 2017.


8) Keynote Speaker, How to Make Patent Law Works for Food Security. Paper presented at the Second MENA Workshop on Trade, WTO and Food Security. Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, April 21-22, 2016.


9) Presenter, Rules of Origin in Greater Arab Free Trade Area: Issues of Implementation and Reform. Paper presented at the College of Law Brown Bag Lecture Series. University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 15, 2015.


10) Presenter, The U.S. and EU Generalized System of Preferences: Why they are Not Efficiently Utilized by Arab Countries. Paper presented at the Second Annual Conference on Emergent Legal Issues. College of Law, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, November 25-26, 2015.


11) Presenter, Rules of Origin in Greater Arab Free Trade Area. Paper presented at the High-Level Regional Workshop on Customs Procedures and Rules of Origin. International Trade Centre in collaboration with League of Arab States, Cairo, Egypt, November 23-24, 2015.


12) Presenter, Parallel Imports, Trademarks Law, and Agency Regulation: The Controversy in Jordan. Paper presented at Workshop on Intellectual Property in the New Era in the GCC States: Enforcement and Opportunity, Annual Gulf Research Meeting. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, August 23-27, 2015.


13) Presenter, The Theory and Practice of Parallel Imports in the UAE. Paper presented at WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property. World Intellectual Property Organization and the World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, June 15-26, 2015.


14) Featured Speaker, The Selection and Appointment of Appellate Body Members in the WTO: From Politicization to a Rule-Based System and Back to Politicization. The British University in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 28, 2015.

15) Selected participant and presenter, Arab Countries in Transition: Role of U.S. and EU Trade Instruments in Advancing Reform and Stability. Paper presented at Institute for Global Law & Policy, Harvard Law School intensive residential Workshop, Doha, Qatar, January 3-11, 2015.


16) Presenter, Modernizing the Bankruptcy Code in United Arab Emirates. Paper presented at the First Annual Conference on Emergent Legal Issues in the Twenty First Century. College of Law, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, November 19-20, 2014.


17) Presenter, Critical Issues of Governance in Islamic Financial Institutions: A Reformed Framework. Paper presented at The Institute for Global Law and Policy’s 2014 Conference on Heterodox Approaches to Islamic Law and Policy. Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, June 2-3, 2014.


18) Presenter, Analyzing Trade Agreements’ Effects on Access to Medicine in Jordan. Paper presented at Public Health: The Intersection of Intellectual Property and Public Health Symposium. The John Marshall Law School, Chicago-Illinois, United States, November 8, 2013.


19) Presenter, Trade in Oil: The Historical Context, Current Status, and the Potential Implications for a Case against OPEC. Paper presented at the Faculty of Law 21st Annual Conference on Energy between Law and Economics. United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE, May 20-21, 2013.


20) Presenter, The Alliance between Islamic Law and Intellectual Property: Structure and Practice. Paper presented at Intellectual Property and Religious Thought Symposium. The University of St. Thomas, School of Law, Minneapolis-Minnesota, United States, April 5, 2013.


21) Presenter, The Use of Amicus Curiae Briefs: A Comparison between Investment Arbitration Tribunals and WTO Panels. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Role of Commercial Arbitration in Achieving Sustainable Development. Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, March 24-25, 2013.


22) Guest lecturer, Bioethics in the Biotechnology Industry. Lecture at the College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2012.


23) Guest lecturer, Counterfeit Goods: Legal Strategies and Enforcement. Lecture as part of the Intellectual Property Competition, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2012.


24) Guest lecturer, Patent Regulation and Its Impact on Biotechnology. Lecture at the College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, March 19, 2012.


25) Invited presenter, Using ADR in Intellectual Property Disputes in Jordan. Paper presented at California Western School of Law, in collaboration with USPTO, Symposium on ADR Trends in IP Litigation. California Western School of Law, San Diego-California, United States, March 8-9, 2012.


26) Presenter, The Position of Arab countries in the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism. Paper presented at College of Law Seminar on World Trade Organization and Dispute Settlement: Issues and Lessons, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, October 31, 2011.


27) Presenter, Encouragement of Investment and its Impact on National Security. Paper presented at the Faculty of Law 19th Annual Conference on Investment Rules under National Legislations and International Agreements and their Impact on the Economic Development in the United Arab Emirates. United Arab Emirates University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 25-27, 2011.


28) Presenter, Legal Architecture for Gulf Cooperation Council Economic Integration: Challenges and Opportunities. Paper presented at Oman 2011 International Business Conference. Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, February 21-23, 2011.


29) Principal organizer and session chair, “Islamic Financial System as a [New] Financial System”, The Challenges of a Globalized Financial System Conference. The Hashemite University, Amman, Jordan, October 21-22, 2009.


30) Selected participant, Global Development Network 10th Annual Conference on “Natural Resources and Development”, Kuwait City, Kuwait February 1-5, 2009. (conference attendance funded by Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development).


31) Invited participant/discussant, Workshop on the Legal Norms of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and World Trade Organization. Ministry of Industry & Trade, Amman, Jordan, July 29-30, 2008.


32) Presenter, Jordan’s Accession to the WTO: In Retrospective. Paper presented at the International Conference on Globalization, Economic Reforms, Aid and Democracy in the Arab World. Arab Thought Forum, Amman, Jordan, February 3-4, 2008.


33) Presenter, Iraq’s Accession to the WTO: Commitments and Implications. Paper presented at the International Law and Trade Conference. Istanbul, Turkey, May 10-11, 2007.


34) Presenter, Food Security, WTO Agriculture Rules, and Arab Countries. Paper presented at the Human Development & Security in Changing World Conference. Tafila Technical University, Amman, Jordan, July 10-12, 2007.


35) Presenter, The Arab Free Trade Area. Paper presented at The Arab World and the Challenges of Globalization Conference. Irbid National University, Irbid, Jordan, April 25-26, 2007.


36) Presenter, The Interaction between the WTO, Security, and Governance. Paper presented at the International Conference on Security, Democracy, and Human Rights. Mutah University, Amman, Jordan, July 10-12, 2006.


37) Presenter, The Cost and Reality of Accession to the WTO for Developing Country Applicants. Paper presented at the Globalization and its Controversies Conference. Lodz, Poland, May 10-13, 2006.


38) Invited Presenter, Accession to the WTO of Jordan and Russia. Paper presented at the International Legal Studies Series. American University, Washington College of Law Washington, D.C, United States, March 23, 2004.


39) Participant, Interrelationships: International Economic Law and Developing Countries, Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, International Economic Law Group (IELG), Washington, D.C, United States, October 4-6, 2002.




– Convenor, International Conference “Toward a Unified Law of Contracts in Light of Arab Judiciary”, University of Sharjah College of Law (November 20-21, 2017).


– Hosted Professor Gillian Hadfield of the University of Southern California Law School, who gave a presentation entitled “Super Regulation: Competitive Approved Private Regulators” (November 2017).


– Organizer, International Conference on “Contemporary Issues in Air & Space Laws”, University of Sharjah College of Law (February 22-23, 2017). (Secured $200,000 donation to fund the conference and support the new LLM in Air & Space Laws offered by the college).


– Hosted His Excellency Mr. Awn Al-Khasawneh former Prime Minister of Jordan and former Vice-President and Judge of the International Court of Justice (December 2016).


– Hosted Professor David Gantz from University of Arizona College of Law who delivered series of presentations on regional trade agreements, issues relating to investor-state disputes, and WTO dispute settlement understanding (April 2016).


– Co-organizer, International Conference on Islamic Finance, University of Sharjah (November 5-6, 2014).


– Hosted Professor Raj Bhala of the University of Kansas School of Law, who gave a presentation entitled “Recent Developments and Future Trends in International Trade Law” (March 2012).


– Organizer for a presentation concerning “Joint Ventures in the UAE” by attorneys from Clyde & Co LLP (December 2012).


1) Participant, Workshop on “Development of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Start up, Spin off, Incubation, and Acceleration”, University of Sharjah in Collaboration with University of Malaga in Spain and European Association EBN, United Arab Emirates (October 9-11, 2017).

2) Participant, Training Workshop on Writing Effective Policy Briefs, Economic Research Forum, Cairo, Egypt. (September 25-26, 2016).

3) Instructor, Module on the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), Regional Trade Policy Course for Arab and Middle East Countries, World Trade Organization in partnership with Sultan Qaboos University, Oman (November 3- 5, 2015).

4) Participant, Leadership in Higher Education: A Paradigm Shift, Institute of Leadership in Higher Education, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (February 28, 2015).

5) Instructor, Evolutionary Theories of Corporate Bankruptcy, Ministry of Justice- Institute of Training and Judicial Studies, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (November 27, 2013).

6) Participant, Team-Based Learning (TBL) in Higher Education, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (March 24-25, 2011).

7) Instructor, Investment Advisor Training and Certification Program/in Cooperation with Jordan Securities Commission, The Tax System of Jordan, Institute of Banking Studies, Amman, Jordan (December 2009; April 2009; November 2008; April 2008; September 2007; July, 2006).

8) Instructor, Banking and Financial Legislations, Institute of Banking Studies, Amman, Jordan (October 2008).

9) Instructor, Investment Advisor Training and Certification Program/in Cooperation with Jordan Securities Commission, Professional Standards and Ethics, Institute of Banking Studies, Amman-Jordan (February 2008).

10) Participant, Essentials of Using Online Instructional Technology “Blackboard”, Hashemite University, Jordan (February 4-8, 2007).

11) Participant, Promoting Excellence in Higher Education Program, Al-Hussein Fund for Excellence, Jordan. (July 18-19, 2006).

12) Participant, Educational Technology and University Evaluation Program, Hashemite University, Jordan. (November 19-26, 2005).

13) Participant, Legal English Certificate-English for Lawyers, American University, Washington College of Law, United States (Spring 2005).


Certified expert, TradeLab

Provided legal information and responded to legal help requests on trade and investment treaties using the online platform, TradeLab. (June 2014- July 2015).

Volunteer, The United Nations Global Compact Project

Reviewed and evaluated progress reports submitted by companies worldwide to foster corporate social responsibility by implementing the United Nations principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. (October 2007-February 2009).



Member, Austrian Arbitration Association, Austria (2018-present).

Research Associate, Economic Research Forum (ERF),Egypt based – Think Tank focusing onresearch and policy debate in the Middle East region(2016-2021).

Member, Society of International Economic Law, United States (2013-present).

Member, International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, Switzerland (2018-present).

Member, London Court of International Arbitration’s Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), United Kingdom (2010-present).

Member, The Business History Conference, United States (2018-present).

Fellow, The Tim Fischer Centre for Global Trade and Finance, Bond University, Australia (2014-2016).

Associate Member, American Bar Association (ABA) (2005-present).




– Competitive Research Grant, University Research Board, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2016-2018) (with Mohamed Al-Shafie).  


Received a grant to undertake a joint research on the administration of the preferential rules of origin in the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA) and identify the extent of implementation in member countries.


– Economic Research Grant, World Bank and the Economic Research Forum, Egypt (2016-2017).


Received a grant, as part of the Arab Spring Development Initiative, to write a policy brief on rules of origin in the Greater Arab Free Trade Area and assess their impact on trade flow among Arab countries and provide recommendations for policymakers on how to improve rules of origin so as to increase intra-regional trade and integration.


– Fellow, WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property, World Intellectual Property Organization and the World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (2015).


Analyzed UAE’s position on the exhaustion of trademark rights and parallel imports and explained why a legislative amendment to the trademark law is necessary to articulate a coherent doctrinal position on the issue of parallel imports.


– Seed Research Grant, College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2014-2015) (with Rami M. Olwan).  


The research explored the accessibility rights of visually impaired persons and persons with print disability in multilateral copyright treaties and examined how copyright law in developing countries can create an unnecessary obstacle that might interfere with accessibility rights.


– Targeted Research Grant, College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2011-2012) (with Osama Sweidan).  


Received a grant to undertake collaborative research on “the effect of oil price on UAE trade deficit in goods with the U.S; a major trading partner for the UAE” with a publishable co-written article as the end product.


– Todd G. Patkin Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution, Washington D.C, United States (2008).


Authored a policy paper that provided original analyses and policy-relevant recommendations to make the case for effective trade relations between Arab countries and the United States and implementing economic and regulatory reform in Arab countries to take advantage of bilateral trade agreements.


Deanship of Research and Graduate Studies, Hashemite University, Jordan (2005-2007).

Received a grant to examine the amendments adopted in legislation, administration, and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Jordan to bring them in line with international standards.


Granted- in lieu of a tenure system- a full-time, four-year rolling contract at the University of Sharjah (2015).

The University of Sharjah considers a rolling contract as an indication of academic excellence and recognizes sustained excellent performance and accomplishments.


Promoted to full professor one year early ahead of the normal timeline for prolific research and scholarship activity, University of Shajrah, Sharjah, UAE (2015).


Rashid Bin Humaid Award for Culture and Science, winner, Ajman, United Arab Emirates (2014).  

The award is won for obtaining the first place in scientific research- Shari’ah and Legal Studies track- among researchers from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for a paper written in Arabic on assisting financially distressed businesses, workouts, and reorganization in UAE laws.


Sharjah Islamic Bank Award for Distinguished Research, recipient, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2014).

The award is won for a paper written on Shari’ah governance in Islamic financial institutions and the proposal for a reformed framework to ensure its independence and effectiveness.


Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, United Kingdom (2013).


Annual Incentive Award for Distinguished Faculty Members in Scientific Research, recipient, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2013).

The university-wide award is given to recognize research productivity and quality during the past two years preceding the award date and which are submitted in competition with other University of Sharjah faculty members.


Biography listed in Marquis Who’s Who in American Law, New Jersey, United States (2012).


One Year Seniority in Rank and Salary of Assistant Professor received for distinction and excellence in research work and teaching, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan (2009).

Tesionline Best Foreign Dissertation Award, for the SJD dissertation dealing with Arab countries and WTO, Milan, Italy (2008).

Certificate of Thanks and Appreciation, for services relating to the Hashemite University winning the excellence competition among accounting programs in Jordan conducted by Al- Hussein Fund for Excellence in cooperation with the U.S. Centre for Quality Assurance in International Education (2007).