DR. Mohammad Zaidan(LL.M–PhD)
Dr. Zaidan was also appointed as Manager of the International Relations Department and Legal Advisor to the Jordan International Law Group. During his private practice career, he worked extensively on insurance, particularly maritime claims, international finance and trade law as well as general commercial and contractual work. Dr. Zaidan is specialized in drafting and studying different kind of commercial and legal contracts, with long stand experience in the fields of financing and related agreements, construction agreement and those related to intellectual properties and franchising. He has advised several renowned companies in the Jordan and elsewhere during their negotiation with the International Financing Corporation (IFC), to finance their expansion, participating in drafting and preparing all the agreements related thereto. He is and did represent many manufacturing companies in the Middle East Region in matters related to their factories’ construction and/or expansion, one of which was for the construction of 140000 Sqm home appliance factory, starting with the pre-contractual stages, preparing the tender documents, drafting the contracting agreements and in some cases representing the owner in their litigation and/or arbitration proceeding against the contractor.
During the year 2004/2009 Dr. Zaidan was the head of Winter International Group (A multi-national company with representative offices all over the Arab world) legal department. Dr. Zaidan has led the legal team that advised several banks from Jordan and elsewhere in the largest syndication loan in Jordan and is still advising and representing the banks in their relationship with the borrower as well as he advised several banks in the process of acquiring all the share capital of other operating banks in Jordan and elsewhere. He has been also appointed as advisory board member for many leading companies that are specialized in green energy investments both in Germany and U.A.E.
Dr. Zaidan has served as a co-arbitrator in many arbitration proceedings in K.S.A, Jordan and U.A.E as well as the chairman of the arbitral tribunal in many other cases, that involved claims between the contractor and the owner in construction sector, or between the contractor and the sub-contractor. Many of said arbitrations were conducted pursuant to the rules of international institution such as the ICC, LCIA & DIAC. Also, he is current serving as a co-arbitrator in different arbitral tribunals in K.S.A and Jordan.