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Iyad Zawaideh, Partner

Iyad Zawaideh



English and Arabic

Practice areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Project and infrastructure finance

Practice notes

Iyad is a Partner in Amman, he is both US and Jordan qualified specialist in Corporate Commercial Law with particular expertise in providing advice in relation to Project Finance and Public Private Partnerships(PPP’s).

In previous roles, Iyad has been 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.

Key projects that Iyad worked on include advising:

  • the Government of a Middle Eastern country in relation to a pipeline between the two countries, IPP3 (a 572 MW HFO fired plant) and IPP4 (a 250MW peaking HFO fired plant), and other large energy projects.
  • an oil major in negotiating an Oil Shale Concession Agreement with the Government of Jordan.
  • an international financial institution and an intergovernmental organizations in relation to the financing of the Disi Water Conveyance Project.
  • a JV of power distribution companies in the first successful IPP concession in Jordan.
  • on the acquisition of one round 1 wind project, and currently advising on another wind project that are qualified by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) in Round One in Jordan.
  • 2 out of 4 round 2 solar developers on their bids and negotiations of the PPA until PPA signature. Iyad then advised on the sale of such projects Mitsubishi and a Qatari investor jointly in their majority acquisition of the largest solar power project in round 1 (a 50 MW project)
  • a Norwegian solar developer whose solar power project was the first to reach financial close in Jordan’s history.

Iyad’s team representation for each project varies from the project companies, the EPC contractor, the largest and minority shareholders. Iyad and his team are advising many clients in Jordan on Wheeling and net metering Projects for generation and use of renewable energy by the electricity consumers directly. Currently the team is representing the developer of a 60 MW wheeling project, and three lenders including an international financial institution on a 100 million USD financing for a real estate/tourism project in Jordan.

Iyad was also a member of EDAMA Association, a private sector lead association that seeks innovative solutions for energy and water independence, and their positive reflect on the environment as our Amman office is a founding member of Edama. Iyad was educated at Boston College where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in General Management. He then attended New York Law School where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree (Cum Laude) and is licensed to practice in New York and Jordan.

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