Akin Gump hires Chiomenti lawyer for Abu Dhabi office

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has strengthened its corporate practice with a partner hire in Abu Dhabi.

Chadi Salloum joins Akin Gump from Chiomenti Studio Legale’s Rome office, where he was international legal counsel.

Salloum acts for multinational companies, financial institutions and sovereign entities on a range of transactions including M&A, joint ventures, private equity deals and rights offerings.

Natasha Kohne, head of Akin Gump’s Abu Dhabi office, said: “Chadi brings a broad depth of knowledge and experience to our growing office.  With his arrival we continue to enhance our corporate and transactional abilities, which enable us to better provide effective, innovative and practical solutions to our clients’ business and legal needs.”

Before joining Chiomenti, Salloum practised at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in New York.