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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Oil
  • Gas
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
EducationTufts University (B.A., International Relations, 2001); Pace University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
Admitted2009, New York and Connecticut; 2010, District of Columbia. (Not admitted in Bahrain)
Memberships Zein is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Zein's practice focuses on general corporate/commercial law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, and private equity transactions.

Prior to joining Blakes, Zein worked in law firms in New York and Milan.

Zein speaks Arabic and Italian.


Representative transactions include acting for:

Bank of America's Canadian operations in the sale of substantially all of its assets to The Toronto-Dominion Bank for over C$8-billion

Equinox Minerals Limited on its A$1.2-billion offer to acquire Citadel Resource Group Limited

Azmi Abdullatif Abdulhadi Abdullah Mahana Al-Moaibed for Engineering Consultation on its joint venture with Kellogg Brown & Root Limited to jointly pursue engineering projects, including the GES+ contract awarded to the joint venture by Saudi Aramco

Global Banking Corporation on its proposed acquisition of 11 per cent of S Tel, India, a joint venture established between Batelco and the Siva Group.

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