An advocate with over 20 years of experience in trade remedies and WTO law practice in Jordan, the GCC and MENA region.
Baha'a represents and advises GCC industries and international exporting companies on market access issues and trade remedy investigations in GCC and exporting markets.
In 2007 Baha'a established Al Armouti Law Firm which provides international trade law services to clients through its offices in Jordan and the UAE. Previously, he worked with multinational law firms in Dubai and Amman and later headed the Jordanian authority investigating trade remedies (NPPD), which he established and managed from 2001-2007. During his work as the director of NPPD, he successfully managed and supervised thirteen trade remedies investigations, and held the duties of the Assistant Secretary-General of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. He was in charge of Jordan's subsidy programs and supervised the implementation of Jordan's trade policies and free trade agreements. He also supervised the work of the competition and intellectual property authorities.
Baha'a had the leading role in drafting trade remedies legislations in Jordan, namely the National Production Protection Law, the Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidies Regulation, and the National Production Protection Regulation (Safeguards). He also contributed to the drafting of the Jordanian Competition Law and advised on the drafting and review of regional trade remedy legislations in GCC, Lebanon, Yemen and Syria.
He also contributed to the review of trade remedy policies and legislations in Saudi Arabia. He is a member of the Strategic Alliance on WTO and Trade Remedies Law and Practice (SAWTR): the world's leading group of legal practitioners and trade advisers in WTO law, trade remedy investigations, and trade policies.
He received his LLB from the University of Jordan and his LLM in commercial law from the University of Aberdeen.