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Hisham Kassim Jordan, Senior Partner

Prior to joining Levari, he was the managing partner of a family-run firm based in Amman, Jordan with affiliate offices in Washington, DC, Cairo, London, and Dubai.

Today, Mr. Hisham brings in some of the largest and most prominent private equity, venture capital, banking , and other institutional clients throughout MENA to the Levari family. As a seasoned corporate lawyer with over ten years of work experience in the Middle East, Mr. Kassim represents a wide range of international and MENA-based clients, including some of the leading venture capital and private equity firms in the Middle East. To date, he has successfully closed over 100 M&A and corporate transactions representing numerous funds and corporations throughout the MENA region, the U.S., the U.K., and Europe. Several of these deals include multi-million-dollar Series A and B transactions. He also assisted in forming several funds including a Chinese venture capital firm expanding into MENA and a leading FinTech corporate venture capital firm. In addition, he represented a major Jordanian commercial bank on all its international transactions.

With regards to his international litigation and arbitration experience, he regularly serves as consulting legal expert in U.S. and European litigation proceedings and litigated several multi-state investor and commercial claims in the United States by also consulting witness testimonies on fraud, forensic, and tracing disputes. He was also first and second chaired over twelve international commercial and construction arbitrations under ICC, UNCITRAL, and DIAC Rules.

Additionally, Mr. Hisham is a published scholar in major U.S. law reviews and has launched several pro-bono clinics for MENA startups in Jordan, West Bank, and Egypt. He is also a board member of Questscope International, a Jordanian-based nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees and serves as pro-bono counsel to several medical non-profits in the region including the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.

He was admitted to the District of Columbia, June 2008, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, March 2013, and Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, (pending). He holds an LLM from the New York University School of Law, a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law, and a BA from the University of Virginia.

He is fluent in Arabic and English.