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  • Charbel Fadel

    Charbel Fadel
    Managing Associate, Dubai

    Commodities & trade, Leisure, hospitality & retail, Real estate, Private wealth & family

    T. +971 4 307 6000
    D. +971 4 307 6066

Charbel is a corporate, finance and commercial lawyer, with significant experience involving matters governed by UAE law and the wider MENA region. His clients include banks, funds, international and domestic companies and family businesses.

Charbel regularly advises clients in the Middle East on corporate, commercial and financial transactions including the restructuring and disposal of companies, domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, agency and franchise agreements, security and facility agreements.

He also advises clients on all aspects of UAE law and has helped set up and establish numerous new ventures in mainland UAE and the various free zones. This includes opining on regulatory and compliance issues, as well as legal matters.

Highlight Matters

  •  Advising a UAE fund on the acquisition of labor camps in Dubai Investment Park. I was involved in drafting the legal due diligence and the sale and purchase agreements and the transfer procedures. 
  •  Advising the shareholders of a real estate company on the sale of their  shares to a UAE fund. I was involved in drafting the sale purchase and share transfer agreements and the execution of the transfer before the relevant authorities. 
  •  Advising an Italian company owner of luxury trade marks on its acquisition of stores located in various prestigious shopping malls in the UAE. 
  •  Advising a local bank in a facility transaction and reviewing and drafting the required agreements including the facility, escrow and share pledge agreement. 
  •  Advising international banks on different finance matters and issuing legal opinions in relation to ship finance agreements, corporate guarantees, assignment of rights and other types of security. 
  •  Advising international aviation companies on several UAE local matters and providing them with the relevant UAE law advice. 
  •  Drafting vessel mortgage agreements, as collateral for bank facilities and registering the same. 
  •  Acting for a fund on the acquisition of clinics and dental clinics and drafting the due diligence reports, SPA and other related documents.
  •  Acting for a marketing company in its acquisition of minority interest in an international media company.
  • Assisting foreign investors in restructuring their ownership in their local operating companies. 

Professional Associations & Memberships 

  • Beirut Bar Association

What you may not know about Charbel

Charbel used to lead protests during university years

Commodities & trade, Leisure, hospitality & retail, Real estate, Private wealth & family


Education (University):
Lebanese University – French Section

Arabic, English and French (Fluent)