Zaid Wani

Zaid Wani

Principal Associate

+971 4 4228410

Office 303-304 - Bay Square Building 12, Business Bay. P.O. Box 233066, Dubai, UAE.

Areas of Practice

  • Dispute Resolution and International Commercial Arbitrations
  • Real Estate


  • B.S.L LLB, University of Pune, India


  • English
  • Urdu

Summary Profile

Zaid is an Arbitration Lawyer with 7 years of experience in handling arbitration disputes mostly involving real estate, commercial and construction matters, EPC contracts.

He has considerable experience in advising high net individuals and corporates on arbitration procedures, institutional rules, including advising on the enforcement and nullification of arbitral awards. He has also advised and represented clients on issues related to procurement of major constructions and disputes arising from it, not limiting to drafting of arbitration clauses/ agreements, identifying limitations of arbitration clauses in terms of subject matter, capacity of signatories, pre-arbitration conditions, validity and implications of applicable laws.


Zaid was a Standing Counsel for the Government of State of Jammu and Kashmir, India representing the largest Power Development Corporation in various arbitration disputes and Court proceedings.

Zaid has acted in over 35 arbitration cases with a successful track record of favorable outcome for his clients. He has handled disputes involving technical and complex issues of facts and opinion, requiring investigations and panel of experts.

Focus Area

He is well versed in arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), DIFC-LCIA, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC), Ajman Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (the SCC).

Zaid is also acting as a Secretary to the Tribunal for arbitrable disputes filed in DIAC. He is currently handling ongoing arbitration matters before ICC, DIAC and ADCCAC and acting as co-counsel in construction disputes before the ICC and DIAC for claims amount in excess of AED 80 Million and regularly advising clients on the nullification of an arbitral award.