Partner at Salloum & Partners LLC | United Arab Emirates
Ziad Salloum, KSS, MCIArb:
Since joining Salloum & Partners LLC in 2006, Ziad has provided specialist support to UAE and foreign government entities, top multinational and local companies, educational institutions, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and leading business-owning families. He has advised on matters in various fields such as: commercial contracts, employment, secured/unsecured lending, restructuring, strategic and structural planning, M&A, dispute resolution, succession planning, and family office setup.
Ziad sits on numerous boards, including those of the International Lawyers Network (where he is currently serving his second term), of two school groups and of the Alliance Francaise Abu Dhabi. He also notably served on the Boards of the French Business Group, the Union of French Expatriates’ (UFE) Abu Dhabi chapter, and the Advisory Board of the Emirati-Swiss Friendship Forum.
Ziad is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is on the roll of arbitrators of the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Center (ADCCAC). Ziad is also a Professional Associate with Outer Temple Chambers.
Before converting to law, Ziad had a successful banking career, first in Treasury and Capital Markets, then in Private Banking.
He holds an LLM from SOAS, a PgDL from the University of East Anglia, an LLB from the Lebanese University and a BBA from the American University of Beirut.
Ziad is also a keen photographer. He has been invited to exhibit his art at high-profile venues in the Middle East. His photography has also been featured and auctioned at charity fundraisers and environmental awareness initiatives.
In 2017, in recognition of his community work and services to the Catholic Church and wider community, The Vatican awarded him a knighthood with the Pontifical Order of St. Sylvester.