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Zaid Abu-Shattal

Zaid Abu-Shattal is a senior associate and a member of the Corporate team with a focus on M&A, corporate restructuring and general corporate and commercial advice.

Zaid has experience in corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, asset management and investment funds, financial services, and general corporate and commercial advice. He regularly advises new and existing clients in respect of their operations in the UAE and changes to their corporate structures. 

Zaid was also part of the team that represented two different clients on their proposed public listing in the UAE. He is the main day-to-day point of contact for a number of multinational clients of the firm. Clients appreciate his responsiveness, approachability and will-do attitude.

Prior to joining the firm, Zaid was a trainee lawyer for an international law firm in Amman, Jordan. He drafted and reviewed a number of English and Arabic documents in cross-border commercial and corporate M&A transactions, prepared legal memos and advice, as well as advised on local regulatory practices. Zaid has also spent some time in Abu Dhabi and Doha on both office and client secondments.

  • Recognized by the Islamic Finance News (IFN) Law Awards as the Fintech Law Firm of the Year 2023
  • Co-Presenter, “A Brief Walk Through a VC Term Sheet,” DIFC FinTech Hive Accelerator Program, Dubai, 14 June 2021
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