Since joining Salloum & Partners LLC in 2006, Ziad has provided specialist support to UAE and foreign government entities, top multinational and local companies, educational institutions, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and leading business-owning families. He has advised on matters in various fields such as: commercial contracts, employment, secured/unsecured lending, restructuring, strategic and structural planning, M&A, complex dispute resolution matters, succession planning, and family office setup.
Ziad sits on numerous boards, including those of the International Lawyers Network (where he is currently serving his second term) and of two school groups. He also notably served on the Boards of the French Business Group, the UFE’s Abu Dhabi chapter, and the Advisory Board of the Emirati-Swiss Friendship Forum.
Ziad is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is on the roll of arbitrators of the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Center (ADCCAC). Ziad is also a Professional Associate with Outer Temple Chambers.
Before converting to law, Ziad had a successful banking career, first in Treasury & Capital Markets, then in Private Banking.
He holds an LLM from SOAS, a PgDL from the University of East Anglia, an LLB from the Lebanese University and a BBA from the American University of Beirut.
In 2017, in recognition of his community work and services to the Catholic Church and wider community, The Vatican awarded him a knighthood with the Pontifical Order of St. Sylvester.