Iyad Zawaideh
Name: Iyad Zawaideh
Firm Name: Eversheds
Jurisdiction: Jordan
Practice Area: PPP Law

Telephone: +96 26 56 60 51 1/2
Fax: +962 (6) 566 0613
Email: iyadzawaideh@eversheds.com

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Professional Biography:

Iyad is a US and Jordan qualified specialist commercial lawyer with particular expertise in providing advice in relation to project finance and PPPs.

Iyad joined the Firm as Of Counsel in May 2009 and became partner In July 2010. Since 2002 (and until December 31, 2008), Iyad worked as an Associate and later as a Senior Associate at a leading law firm in Amman, Jordan. Dulling his tenure at that law firm, Iyad was heavily involved as local legal counsel in several PPP transactions and privatisation deals by representing the various parties involved including the Government, the consultant and the buyer/strategic partner/concessionaire/licensee.

Iyad was also responsible for drafting and negotiating various contracts and commercial agreements for corporate and individual clients in both the private and public sectors, setting up and advising on all aspects of joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining the Jordanian law firm in 2002, Iyad was an Associate attorney at a small boutique corporate, real estate and litigation practice in downtown Manhattan in New York City, Iyad practiced litigation in New York City courts by appearing frequently therein for motions and summary proceedings.

Iyad was also heavily involved in residential and commercial real estate practice in New York.



Eversheds is one of the world’s largest corporate law firms. Committed locally, but connected globally, with offices based in the world’s major economic centres, with a proven track record of delivering consistently high quality legal services across jurisdictions.

The firm has developed organically over the past decade working for corporate organisations of all shapes and sizes in countries where they want to do business. Lawyers in all locations share the same values, ways of working and understanding of what clients really want. The past year has seen further international expansion for the firm. In the Middle East, the firm has become the first international player to establish offices in Iraq and is now one of the largest international players on the ground, with local lawyers based in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Doha, Dubai and Riyadh.

As a modern, progressive law firm, Eversheds sets itself apart through its people, culture and its attitude to change. Quality is a matter of personal pride to everyone and staff of the highest calibre are recruited and retained by the firm. Collaborative working and innovative thinking is encouraged and supported at all levels, meaning that clients enjoy an offering that is constantly evolving and improving to meet their changing needs. This has led to pioneering approaches to the law such as genuine project management and measurement of results that leads to cost predictability and control. In particular, the firm is noted for effectively delivering complex, multi-national legal services through one point of contact.

Relationships with clients are deep and genuine. An understanding of the sector and business culture which each client operates in, is a given. Collaboration is seen as a way of providing the most effective advice. Trust and accountability are the bedrock of all the firm’s client relationships.

Every year, Eversheds breaks new ground and is a firm that offers a clear alternative to those who want more from their lawyers.