BA (Cornell) JD (Georgetown)
He is the Partner of CKR ZIA and a corporate and regulatory lawyer for several years. Before joining CKR ZIA (Middle East), Ziyad was working with DWF Middle East LLP, Afridi & Angell, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Field LLP. Prior to Dubai he worked with the Karachi office of Rizvi, Isa, Afridi & Angell and the Washington DC offices of Arnold & Porter LLP.
Ziyad has many years of experience working on transactions in the UAE, US and Pakistan. He has represented acquirers, sellers and targets, joint venture partners and consortiums in cross-border transactions with targets located in various jurisdictions including the UAE, India, England, the US, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
He has also advised Dubai Investments on its sale of its stake in a sealant factory in Sharjah to a Saudi private equity fund; the buyers on the acquisition of a chain of nursery schools in Dubai and Sharjah; the sellers on the acquisition by a major healthcare service provider of a chain of dental clinics in the Northern Emirates and sellers on a disposal of a majority stake in a sports club in Dubai.
His practice areas include: Corporate & Commercial; General Advisory; and Regulatory & Compliance.