Eyad Mahadeen

Chief Legal Officer and Board Secretary


Eyad Mahadeen is the Chief Legal Officer and Board of Directors (“Board”) Secretary of ADGM and is heading the Office of Legal Affairs and Compliance.

In his role as Chief Legal Officer, Eyad ensures that ADGM is operating within the applicable laws and regulations whilst supporting ADGM achieving its strategic objectives as a leading international financial centre. As a Secretary of the Board, Eyad is responsible for facilitating the ADGM's corporate governance processes and holds primary responsibility for ensuring that the Board and Board Committees’ activities, processes and procedures run efficiently and effectively.

Eyad joined ADGM in August 2015, having previously worked at the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation for four years and at Allen & Overy (Abu Dhabi) and Simmons & Simmons (London/Abu Dhabi) for nine years and previously at leading law firms in Jordan.

Eyad was instrumental in leading, alongside ADGM executive leadership, the negotiations with relevant government entities, which resulted in the issuance of amendments to the ADGM law.

Eyad studied law at Amman University, Jordan, and is a holder of a master’s degree in commercial and corporate law from King’s College, University of London, UK. Eyad also holds a university Diploma in Nuclear Law from the International School of Nuclear Law, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France. He also has a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Political Science from University of Jordan. Eyad completed four leadership courses from London Business School, UK and the Harvard Law School, USA.

Eyad is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Jordanian Bar Association and is a qualified lawyer within these jurisdictions.