Thamer A. Obeidat

Co-managing Partner

thamer@obeidatfreihat.com

Thamer is Co-managing Partner of Obeidat Freihat and is currently acting as regional counsel to some of the biggest corporations operating in the region.

Thamer has extensive experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, acquisition finance, project finance, Islamic finance and commercial arbitration. He is highly regarded in cross border and multi-jurisdictional transactions where he has advised clients on multi-billion dollar dealings.

Chambers Global describes Thamer as “excellent, hands-on and extremely experienced”.

Experience:

Thamer’s highlights include:

  • Advising a leading telecommunications company in the region on its acquisition of an African telecommunications operator with 24 million subscribers in 14 African countries for approximately $3.3 billion.
  • Advising a leading telecommunications company in the region on its acquisition of 61% of the shares of Sudan’s leading mobile operator in a deal valued at around $1.3 billion.
  • Advising a leading telecommunications company in the region on its acquisition of the entirety of the shares of Orascom Telecom’s mobile operation in Iraq for a sum of $1.2 billion.
  • Advising the sponsors of the Disi Water Conveyance System project in the bidding, negotiations, $475 million financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the project.

Prior to joining Obeidat Freihat, Thamer was an associate at White & Case’s New York office from 1988 until the end of 1991.

Thamer is a member of both the Jordanian Bar Association and the New York Bar Association.

Education:

  • Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1988)
  • University of Jordan (LL.B. 1st Hons., 1987)

Languages:

Arabic and English