Charles Salem Hallab
Charles Salem Hallab brings to Al Akeel & Partners a quarter century of experience successfully advising clients on a wide range of high-impact and high-value cross-border matters – from mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures to major projects, investments and disputes, and from key crises and compliance matters to international regulations, reorganizations and initiatives. Charles also regularly advises and coordinates on multiple aspects of expanding, contracting or operating internationally, including Compliance, ESG, Employment, Finance, IP and Tax.
Charles has led key practices, groups and initiatives at two of the largest and most prominent law firms in the world (Baker McKenzie and Mayer Brown), including Corporate & Securities, Joint Venture & Strategic Alliance, Middle East and Climate Change & Sustainability Transactions. Most recently, Charles chaired both the Middle East Practice and the International Joint Venture Practice at Mayer Brown.
Charles has distinguished himself and his advisory with a strong business orientation and a reputation as a trusted international problem solver. He has repeatedly been named a Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting, and he is widely regarded for his expertise, his trustworthiness, his friendliness as a person and his user-friendliness as an advisor.
Charles prides himself on his ability to work very well across divisional lines (whether internal or external), across cultures and across personalities, and he strives to define himself professionally and personally by his humanity and humility, including with a highly positive outlook, a respectful and supportive disposition, a commitment to integrity and a drive for collective success.