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Professor Aymen Masadeh

Professor Aymen Masadeh


Professor of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Contact details

+971 4 279 1400 Ext: 450
+971 4 279 1490
aymen.masadeh@buid.ac.ae
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Professor Aymen Masadeh is a listed arbitrator at the Dubai International Arbitration Center and a board member of the International Law Construction Association. He has a long experience in construction law. He advises on UAE and regional construction law and FIDIC standard contracts. He has published in this area in international journals and spoken on international conferences and events. He trains lawyers and professionals in the fields of real estate & construction law. Being an Arabic native, this helps him to stay up-to-date with the local and regional court cases.

Professor Masadeh did his LLB at Jordan University, LLM at Aberdeen University (UK) and PhD at Bristol University (UK). His PhD research was in the field of liability for defective quality. He published widely in contract law and professional liability. He is a frequent speaker in international law conferences and seminars.

Professor Masadeh held many leadership positions, such as the position of dean at Yarmouk University, head of the MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution and dean of the faculty of business & law and the at the British University in Dubai. He worked in several universities, such as Bristol University (UK), New York Institute of Technology and Qatar University.

 

Academic Qualifications

  • 1997- 2001   Ph.D. in Contract Law - University of Bristol (UK).
  • 1996-1997    LLM in Commercial Law – University of Aberdeen (UK).
  • 1992-1996    BA in Law (LLB) – University of Jordan.

 

Administrative and Professional Experience

  • 2018-Now      Listed arbitrator at DIAC
  • 2016-2018     Dean of the Faculty of Law, Yarmouk University, Jordan.
  • 2015-2016     Dean of the Faculty of Business & Law at the British University in Dubai.
  • 2011-2016     Head of Program, the British University in Dubai.
  • 2008-2010    Dean of the Faculty of Law, Yarmouk University, Jordan.
  • 2004-2005    Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Law, Yarmouk University.
  • 2004-Now     Lawyer, legal consultant and arbitrator
  • 2007-Now     Licensed Mediator (Appointed by the minister of Justice), Jordan

 

Academic Experience

  • 2011-Now: Professor of law at the British University in Dubai.
  • 2011-Now: Professor of law, Yarmouk University, Jordan. (On leave of absence)
  • 2007- 2011    Associate Professor, Yarmouk University.
  • 2001- 2007    Assistant Professor, Yarmouk University.
  • 2001 – 2003  Part-Time Lecturer of Business Law - New York Institute of Technology NYIT (Amman branch).
  • 1999-2000    Tutor of Contract Law, University of Bristol.

 

Membership in Academic and Professional Societies

  • Board member of the International Law Construction Association.
  • Member of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction.
  • Member of the Jordanian Bar Association.
  • Member of the Jordanian Intellectual Property Organization 2002-2004.

 

Teaching Experience:

  • The British University in Dubai: Introduction to Law, Construction Law 1 & 2, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution.
  • Bristol University: Contract Law. 
  • New York Institute of Technology (NYIT): Business Law I & Business Law II.
  • Yarmouk University:
  1. LLM: Advanced Civil Law; International Commercial Contracts (In English)
  2. MA of Health Care Management (A Joint Program with the Royal College of Dublin): Ethical and Legal Aspects of Health Care Management (In English)
  3. LLB: Principles of Commercial Law; Commercial Papers and Banking Transactions; Real estate law; Labour Law; Evidence Law; Procedural Law; English Terminology, Introduction to Law; Private International Law; Sources of Obligations; nominated contracts; Insurance Contract; Execution Law.

 

Academic Supervision and Viva Committees

  • Supervisor of postgraduate students at the British University in Dubai and at Yarmouk University.
  • Supervisor of students at the Jordanian Judicial Institute.
  • Member of LLM and PhD viva committees at several universities.

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Editorial Boards Memberships

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Jordanian Journal for Law and Political Sciences.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal for Legal Studies.
  • Member of the scientific Committee of the Legal Research & Studies Journal at Mohammed Boudiaf University in Al Masilah, Algeria. ISSN 2437-1084.
  •  (2012-2015) Member of the Editorial Board of International Centre of Economics, Humanities & Management.
  • (2012-2015) Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Humanities and Management Sciences (IJHMS).

 

I have also peer reviewed many articles for many regional and international law journals.

 

 

Journal articles:

  • Masadeh, A. (2018) co-author of a book chapter, International Construction Law Contracts, Wiley.
  • Masadeh, A. & Farag, R. (2018) “Understanding Foreseeability in Construction Contracts”, The Legal Research & Studies Journal at Mohammed Boudiaf University, Algeria, ISSN 2437-1084.
  • Masadeh, A. (2014). Vicarious Performance and Privity in Construction under the law of United Arab Emirates. International Construction Law Review (ICLR), vol. 31 (1), pp.108.
  • Masadeh, A. (2013). The court’s supportive role in Arbitration under the law of United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Humanities and Management Sciences (IJHMS),vol.1 (1), pp.129-131.

Available at http://www.isaet.org/images/extraimages/IJHMS%200101231.pdf

  • Masadeh, A., & Khasawneh A. (2011).  Civil Liability of Authentication Authority. University of Sharjah Journal of Shari'a & Law Sciences.
  • Masadeh, A., & Khasawneh A. (2011). The Consumer's Right of Withdrawal in Doorstep and Distance Selling Contracts. Shariah and Law Journal – UAE University, vol.46, pp. 157.  Available at http://sljournal.uaeu.ac.ae/issues/46/images/5-%20.pdf
  • Masadeh, A., & Alshammari M. (2011). The Abuse of the Author's Moral Right by the Heirs. Shariah and Law Journal – UAE University, vol. 45, pp.21. Available at  http://sljournal.uaeu.ac.ae/issues/45/images/3-%20.pdf
  • Masadeh, A. (2010).The Scope of the Legal Duty to Treat. Arab Law Quarterly, vol 24 (4), pp. 361. Abstract is available at

http://brill.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/brill/alq

  • Masadeh, A., & Mahasneh N. (2010). The Legal Duty of Disclosure of the Proposed Medical Intervention. Dirasat Journal - Jordan University, vol. 37 (1). Abstract is available at http://journals.ju.edu.jo/DirasatLaw/article/view/172
  • Mahasneh N., & Masadeh, A. (2009) . The Professional Liability of the Legal Advisor - A Jordanian and English law Perspective: A Critical Study. Shariah and Law Journal – UAE University, vol. 38, pp. 27.  Available at

http://sljournal.uaeu.ac.ae/issues/38/images/7%20%20English.pdf

  • Masadeh, A., & Daradkeh L. (2009). The time – scale of the applicability of the Jordanian Arbitration Law: An Analytical Study under law provisions, scholars' theories and judicial applications. Abhath Al Yarmouk Journal, vol. 25 (3), pp.453.
  • Masadeh, A. (2009). Evaluation of the Sublease Legal Regime: An Analytical Study under Jordanian Law. Abhath Al Yarmouk Journal,  vol. 25 (2), pp. 259.
  • Bashayreh, M., & Masadeh, A. (2008).The position of Jordanian Law Towards International Jurisdictional Clauses: A Critical Study in Comparison with the Hague Convention 2005. Abhath Al Yarmouk Journal, vol. 24, pp. 465.
  • Masadeh, A., & Bashayreh, M. (2007). Contemporary Legal Issues of Contract Formation by Online Orders. Shariah and Law Journal – UAE University, vol. 31, pp.19. Available at http://sljournal.uaeu.ac.ae/issues/31/docs/6.swf
  • Masadeh, A. (2007). Employee’s Legal Protection against Unfair Dismissal and Redundancy. Dirasat Journal - Jordan University, vol. 24 (2).
  • Masadeh, A. (2005). Classification of Software Contract. Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies MJLS (Southampton-UK). Available at

http://ssudl.solent.ac.uk/998/1/2005_9_1%262.pdf

  • Masadeh, A. (2005). Digital Signature and Electronic Certificate: Their Features and Legal Effects.The Manarah Journal-Al Albayt University,vol. 11, pp. 249.
  • Masadeh, A. (2004). Mediation as a Dispute Resolution under Jordanian Law. Abhath Al Yarmouk Journal, vol. 20,  pp.1935.
  • Masadeh, A. (2002). Remedies for Defective Goods: An Analytical Study under Jordanian Law, English Sale of Goods Act and the EC directive on certain aspects of the sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees. Al Rafidain Journal, pp. 37.

 

Conference Papers:

  • Jan 2017: speaking at the second International Construction Law Association which was held at the British University in Dubai, UAE on 26 January 2017.
  • Dec 2016: chairing a symposium on criminal justice under the Jordanian Juvenile Criminal Justice, held at Yarmouk University.
  • Nov 2015: “Arbitrate or Litigate? Possibly Mediate” workshop, held at the British University in Dubai in association with the British Irish Commercial Bar Association.
  • Masadeh, A. (2014). Fundamentals of UAE Construction Law. UAE FIDIC conference. UAE. 24-25 November.
  • Masadeh, A. (2014). Defects liability under UAE law. CIB 2014 Conference. Sri Lanka. 4-8 May.
  • Masadeh, A. (2013). Sustainable Building 13 (SB13). Dubai, UAE.
  • Masadeh, A. (2013). The Role of Law Schools and Human Rights. The 2013 IALS Annual Meeting  at the Infosys Global Education Centre.Mysore, India. 6-9 March.
  • Masadeh, A. (2012). International Conference on Law and Social Sciences, organized by International Scientific Academy of Engineering and Technology. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Masadeh, A. (2012). Qatar Law Forum.May. Qatar.
  • Masadeh, A. (2012). Governance and anticorruption conference. Jarash University, Jordan. April.
  • Masadeh, A. (2011). Intellectual Property Conference. Ajman University, Ajman, UAE. November.
  • Masadeh, A. (2010). The Conference of the "International Association of Law Schools IALS.TheUniversity of Milan, Italy. 20- 22 May.
  • Masadeh, A. (2010.The Eighth Conference of the Arab Law Schools Association.  Sirt University, Libya. 2-3 May.
  • Masadeh, A. (2010). Judge of the Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition.Oxford University, UK. 24-27 March
  • Masadeh, A. (2010). Legal Framework for Jordan's Audio-Visual Sector. A workshop organized by IREX. 26-27 February.
  • Masadeh, A. (2009).Teaching and Education. The University of Malta, 15-18 March.
  • Masadeh, A. (2009). Qatar Law Forum.(conference organized by the permanent committee for organizing conferences in the State of Qatar). Qatar. 29-31 May.
  • Masadeh, A. (2009). Human Organs Transplantation.Jarash University. 6-7 May.
  • Masadeh, A. (2009). A paper delivered in the symposium of Medical Liability.Yarmouk University. 5th May.
  • Masadeh, A. (2009). Promoting the rule of law and the right in litigation. Yarmouk University and the Hayat Centre. 7th April.
  • Masadeh, A. (20008). International Seminar on Comparative law. The Islamic Science University of Malaysia. Malaysia. 18-19 Novermber.
  • Masadeh, A. (2008). Judicial Procedures.  Yarmouk University in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice. 4-5 November.
  • Masadeh, A. (2008). Landlord and Tenant Law. Yarmouk University. 19th December.
  • Masadeh, A. (2008). Human trafficking. Qatar University, Qatar. April.
  • “Legal Ethics Workshop”, held by the American Bar Association (ABA), Jordan, June 2006.
  • Masadeh, A. (2005). The Enhancement of Legal Education. The American Bar Association and the Accreditation Council. Jordan.14-15 September.
  • Masadeh, A. (2004). The Role of Private Sector in Development. University of Kuwait, Kuwait. 8-9 March.
  • Masadeh, A. (2004). Mediation as an Alternative Dispute Resolution. Yarmouk University, Jordan. December.
  • Masadeh, A. (2004). Law and Computer.University of Yarmouk, Jordan. July.

Teaching units

  • Construction Law
  • Arbitration
  • Dispute Resolution (Mediation & Adjudication)

Supervision

Professor Masadeh supervised many MSc students in the fields of construction law, arbitration, mediation & adjudication.

External Reviewer and Accreditation

  • Member of the accreditation committee for reviewing and accrediting the UAE University law programs. The committee was formed by the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation.
  • Member of the accreditation committee for reviewing and accrediting the Jordan University law programs. The committee was formed by the Jordanian Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance.
  • External reviewer/examiner of law program at the Al Ghurair University (UAE).
  • External reviewer of a law master program at Qatar University. The review was conducted for the purpose of launching the program.
  • External reviewer of the law program at Al Buraimi University (Oman). The review was conducted, upon a request from the ministry of higher education in Oman, for the purpose of launching the program.
  • External reviewer of academic promotion applications.
  • Peer reviewer at many law journals.

External Reviewer and Accreditation

  • Member of the accreditation committee for reviewing and accrediting the UAE University law programs. The committee was formed by the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation.
  • Member of the accreditation committee for reviewing and accrediting the Jordan University law programs. The committee was formed by the Jordanian Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance.
  • External reviewer/examiner of law program at the Al Ghurair University (UAE).
  • External reviewer of a law master program at Qatar University. The review was conducted for the purpose of launching the program.
  • External reviewer of the law program at Al Buraimi University (Oman). The review was conducted, upon a request from the ministry of higher education in Oman, for the purpose of launching the program.
  • External reviewer of academic promotion applications.
  • Peer reviewer at many law journals.

External Reviewer and Accreditation

  • Member of the accreditation committee for reviewing and accrediting the UAE University law programs. The committee was formed by the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation.
  • Member of the accreditation committee for reviewing and accrediting the Jordan University law programs. The committee was formed by the Jordanian Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance.
  • External reviewer/examiner of law program at the Al Ghurair University (UAE).
  • External reviewer of a law master program at Qatar University. The review was conducted for the purpose of launching the program.
  • External reviewer of the law program at Al Buraimi University (Oman). The review was conducted, upon a request from the ministry of higher education in Oman, for the purpose of launching the program.
  • External reviewer of academic promotion applications.
  • Peer reviewer at many law journals.
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