Mediator-Roster of Mediators with Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA)
CEDR Accredited Mediator
Currently based in Abu Dhabi, Zouhdi is a Partner at Law House with an overall experience of more than 20 years, out of which 15 years in the UAE. His areas of practice include corporate and commercial, banking and finance as well as dispute resolution. He advises on business transactions such as business set-ups, corporate structuring and restructuring, banking and finance (including debt & retail financing), M&As, joint ventures as well as drafting and reviewing of complex agreements and handling legal matters related to various business types comprising, inter alia, construction, architecture, commercial finance and banking (conventional and Islamic), insurance and brokerage services, corporate finance, real estate, IT, employment, and commercial agencies.
Zouhdi counsels and represents domestic and international clients in relation to UAE laws and regulations, compliance and corporate governance matters. He oversees and handles all the arbitration matters at Law House including enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards before the competent state courts, and negotiates and advises on out-of-court settlements and advises on appropriate ADR venues, processes and procedures.
He has also worked in the field of international arbitration in disputes involving international sales, banking, B.O.T. and construction (FIDIC) and participated in arbitration hearings (pleadings, examination and cross-examination of witnesses in Lebanon, Paris, Geneva and Lausanne).