Clyde & Co grabs corporate partner from Morgan Lewis
Chadi Salloum to support clients in the UAE and Saudi Arabia
Clyde & Co has boosted its corporate offering in the Middle East with the arrival of partner Chadi Salloum from Morgan Lewis & Brockius in Dubai.
Salloum joins the UK firm after over two years at Morgan Lewis, where he was a partner in the firm's corporate and energy practice and served as pro bono chair for its UAE offices.
His appointment follows the partner promotions of Michael Ducker, Rizwan Osman and Mohammed Aldowish in Dubai and Riyadh. This is in addition to the recent relocation of partner Damian Watkin to Clyde's Abu Dhabi office.
Mark Blanksby, partner and chairman of Clydes' Middle East and Africa board, said, "Salloum's appointment is our response to the evolving market opportunities in the Middle East and Africa and a demonstration of our commitment to supporting clients in these markets."
Philip O'Riordan, partner and head of the firm's regional corporate practice, added that Salloum's appointment would serve to strengthen Clydes' position in Saudi Arabia, particularly as businesses look for legal advice amid a flux of growth opportunities resulting from the Kingdom's continued efforts to diversify its economy.
After working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York between 2000 and 2006, Salloum relocated to Rome to serve as international counsel at Chiomenti Studio Legale, an Italian law firm. He also served at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he was the firm's Abu Dhabi managing partner from 2012 to 2019.
His practice focuses on representing sovereign entities, multinationals, financial institutions, investors and sponsors in a broad range of transactional matters across numerous sectors. These include healthcare, energy, technology, financial services and logistics.
Salloum also has experience advising clients on policy, regulatory and government matters as well as reporting obligations concerning corporations operating or headquartered in the Middle East.
He would now work with the firm's local clients and support those based in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East region.
Clyde's Middle East network is one of the largest in the region, with 47 partners and more than 400 legal and professional staff based in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Riyadh.