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Zeid Hanania, Partner

Zeid Hanania



Arabic and English

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Venture Capital

Practice notes

Zeid is a partner in the corporate practice and is based in the Dubai office. Zeid focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. He has advised on a broad range of international acquisitions and disposals, including MBOs, joint ventures, secondary buy-outs, divestitures, co-investments, consortium arrangements and trade sales. He acts for a wide range of clients including private equity firms and other financial sponsors, corporates and government entities. During his career, Zeid has acted on a number of cross-border M&A transactions across the MENA region, Turkey, Southeast Asia and the United States.

Zeid Hanania of Eversheds Sutherland receives plaudits from sources for being a "supremely capable lawyer who is technically superb, solution-oriented and extremely commercial." Chambers Global, 2019

"very commercially focused" and a lawyer who "understands the client's needs."….. he has "strong expertise in executing cross-border M&A transactions and is an excellent negotiator." Chambers Global, 2018

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, Zeid was Counsel with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Dubai. Before moving to Dubai, he spent several years practising as a corporate finance lawyer at an international law firm in New York. He is admitted to practice as an attorney in the State of New York and received his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in 2001. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in 1998.