Chadi Salloum represents sovereign entities, multinational companies, regional utilities and financial institutions in a broad range of transactions, including corporate commercial, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, renewable energy and other projects, private equity, privatizations, spinoffs, strategic alliances, tender offers, initial public offerings, rights offerings, and private placements of equity, equity-linked, and debt securities. He also advises clients on policy, regulatory, and governance matters and reporting obligations. Chadi is admitted to practice in New York.
Chadi is frequently lauded by leading legal directories. Chambers Global noted that “he has an impressive practice advising on energy projects and investment matters”; clients say that he is “a great pleasure to work with and combines depth of knowledge with dedication,” and that he “has a deep understanding of what drives and sustains a business and as a result his advice is consistently sound and practical.” He is fluent in English and Arabic, and is a French and Italian speaker.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Chadi was a partner and co-leader of the Abu Dhabi office of another global law firm. He started his legal career with a leading global law firm in New York.
Acted for Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority and Emirates Water and Electricity Company on the development and financing of the Sweihan Solar Project, the largest solar project in the world
Advised a global oil and gas exploration, production, and development company on the restructuring of its operations in a challenging geography in the Middle East aligning those operations more closely with its global growth plans
Advised a Middle Eastern oil and gas exploration, production, and development company on its restructuring of operations in a challenging geography, aligning those operations more closely with its global growth plans; the multibillion-dollar operation involved complex structures and technical issues
Represented a Middle Eastern government-owned utility on the restructuring of its multibillion-dollar contractual obligations, reducing the client’s contractual, legal, and reputation exposure
Advised a joint venture between a government-related entity in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and a global power and gas company on its investment in a project in Central Asia
Advised an international mining company on its joint venture arrangements with a Middle Eastern diversified mining company
Acted for a global food and catering services company on its joint venture with a diversified group based in the United Arab Emirates and related arrangements and transactions in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Represented a government-related entity in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi on its gas offtake and transportation contractual arrangements
Acted for a power developer in the GCC regarding its development and investment in power projects in Asia and Africa
Represented a GCC government entity, as majority shareholder, on the restructuring options and strategies for an international energy company with global oil and gas upstream operations
Georgetown University Law Center, 2000, LL.M.
University of Windsor, 1995, B.P.A., with highest distinction
University of Windsor, 1998, LL.B.
Canada Federal Court of Appeals
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts, UAE, Chambers Global (2016–2019)