Info Session: Doing Business in the UAE: Legal, Social and Cultural Aspects

  • 10 February 2020
  • 08:30 - 10:00
  • CBC Office, 13th Floor, Makateb Business Center


  • Price is inclusive of 5% VAT.

Registration is closed

Join the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Ziad Salloum of Salloum & Partners LLC for an informative session on doing business in the UAE: 

Mr. Salloum will be presenting the following:

  • An overview of the legal, social & business culture of the UAE – this would touch on everything from the legal & judicial system, social norms, what to watch out for when renting an apartment or selling a vehicle, issues regarding use or consumption of alcohol, medicines and illicit drugs, clearing up certain misconceptions (e.g.: about some inheritance-related issues) and other social and dos & don’ts.
  • An overview of the UAE employment law; some of the biggest misconceptions/commonly faced issues in employment law.
.Prepayment Registration:
  • CBC members: FREE
  • Non-CBC members: AED 150

Price includes 5% VAT.

Dresscode: Business attire


Ziad Salloum, Partner with Salloum & Partners LLC.

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.