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Bashar H. Malkawi

Bashar H. Malkawi

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


Bashar H. Malkawi is Professor of Law at University of Sharjah. He received his S.J.D from American University, Washington College of Law, and LLM in International Trade Law from University of Arizona. His academic career has traversed both business and law schools, teaching a variety of business law courses in Jordan, UAE, Italy, and U.S. His research agenda focuses on the role of the World Trade Organization, regional trade agreements, Arab economic integration, with specific projects examining Arab countries' participation in the WTO dispute settlement mechanism.

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Expert witness 2016 - 2017

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

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 2015 - 2016

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

Legal Reviewer and Translator, Research Triangle Institute and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Iraq Local Governance Program – Phase III 2010 - 2011

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.

Consultant, The World Bank 2007 - 2008

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).


LLB 1994 - 1999

Yarmouk Uni (Irbid JO)

undergraduate study in law


Merit promotion to Full Professor 2014

Early promotion to full Professor

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 2013

Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, United Kingdom

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 2012

Biography listed in Marquis Who's Who in American Law, New Jersey, United States

One Year Seniority in Rank and Salary of Assistant Professor 2009

, received for distinction and excellence in research work and teaching, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan

Tesionline Best Foreign Dissertation Award 2008

the SJD dissertation dealing with Arab countries and WTO


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