Carla Saliba is Senior Counsel in the Corporate Commercial practice in Dubai.

Carla Saliba holds an LL.M (Masters) degree in the United States legal studies from Case Western Reserve University / School of Law.  She graduated from Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon and she is a member of the Beirut Bar Association. Prior to joining Al Tamimi & Co, Carla has worked with Abouhamad, Merheb, Nohra, Chamaoun, Chedid Law Firm one of the leading law firm in Lebanon.  She joined Al Tamimi & Co in March 2006.

Carla has been extensively involved in major M&A, Corporate restructuring family business, IPO and other capital market transactions in the UAE.

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Recent Experience

  • Advising Dubai Financial Market PJSC in the acquisition of a controlling interest in NASDAQ Dubai, a stock exchange registered and operating in the Dubai International Financial Centre.
  • Advising SHUAA Capital PSC on a transaction concerning sale of a strategic holding in Rotana Hotels, a leading Middle Eastern hotel management company.
  • Advising on corporate and family restructuring. Corporate and family governance, due diligence and public and private joint stocks governance.
  • The A major multinational beverage company on the acquisition of half the equity in the Aujan beverage brands and Aujan bottling business in 9 countries for USD 980 million.


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French


1998 – Master of Laws, Case Western Reserve University

1997 – Bachelor of Laws, Saint Joseph University


1999 – Beirut Bar Association