International law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has appointed Salem Chalabi as a partner in its Dubai office. Salem is a corporate partner specialising in energy and infrastructure projects in the Middle East. Salem joins from DLA Piper, where he was a consultant from 2009.
Salem's expertise includes bank financings, leveraged finance transactions and mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, refinancings and IPOs. He has acted for a number of government entities on infrastructure and real estate developments projects, as well as representing several of the Middle East's largest companies across the energy, real estate and private sectors.
Commenting on Salem's appointment, Rovine Chandrasekera, head of the Dubai office, said: "Since the Dubai office's launch, we have undertaken an increased amount of corporate, finance, marine and litigation work. Salem's arrival further strengthens our corporate and financial expertise, assisting our work across the Middle East. Salem previously worked with Sean Angle, another recent hire for the firm, and their strength as a team will undoubtedly boost our client offering."
Salem Chalabi commented: "I look forward to joining Stephenson Harwood - the Dubai office is undertaking some really exciting work across the Middle East and I am eager to work with the team to extend work in this region."
Stephenson Harwood's Dubai office launched in December 2012, and acts for clients across the Middle East. Currently, the office undertakes commercial litigation, marine and international trade, asset finance and general corporate and commercial work. Sean Angle joined Stephenson Harwood as a corporate and projects partner in the Dubai office in February. He joined from DLA Piper Middle East LLP, where he was regional head of finance and projects from 2011.