January 25th, 2024 Announcements

GLA & Co welcomes Feras Gadamsi, Partner – Head of Data & Technology

GLA & Company proudly announces the addition of Feras Gadamsi as a Partner and Regional Head of Data & Technology, marking a significant enhancement to the firm’s legal prowess in the Middle East. With a distinguished career spanning various industries and regions, Feras brings a wealth of expertise in regulatory affairs, corporate and labor matters, compliance issues, and international commercial transactions.

Feras’s professional journey include serving as the Middle East & Pakistan Region General Counsel for IBM, where he led a team managing transactions, litigation, corporate, and regulatory matters. His experience includes serving in key positions with globally recognized organizations such as Uber and Oracle Cerner, showcasing his versatile skill set and strategic legal acumen. Feras also served as general counsel and chief legal officer in a regional logistics company, and, prior to moving in-house, Feras was an associate in King and Spalding’s Dubai office and in Bracewell’s Houston office.

Feras has been involved in a variety of matters, ranging from engagement with regulators across several industries to the negotiation of cross-border settlement agreements to the handling of multi-million dollar arbitral matters before the ICC.  Feras has also been involved in a variety of notable transactions in the healthcare sector, ranging from the formation of a joint venture agreement in Saudi Arabia to landmark deals with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Sidra Research and Medical Centre (SRMC) in Qatar.

A Georgetown Law graduate, Feras also adds significant capabilities to the firm with respect to regulatory, startup, and market entry matters.  In addition, Feras’s 15+ years working in-house, combined with his private practice experience, adds significant value to the firm’s abilities to service our clients with concise and timely advice. His knowledge of the business environment in several jurisdictions across multiple industries is an added bonus for clients navigating high-stakes negotiations with companies and regulators alike.

Alex Saleh, Managing Partner stated “We are thrilled to welcome Feras Gadamsi to GLA & Company as a Partner and Regional Head of Data & Technology. Feras’s extensive background, coupled with his leadership roles at globally renowned companies, will undoubtedly elevate our legal capabilities in the Middle East. His strategic vision and proven track record align seamlessly with our commitment to providing exceptional legal services. With Feras on board, we look forward to further solidifying GLA & Company’s position as a leading force in the dynamic legal landscape of the region.” 

GLA & Company, a distinguished MENA-based law firm, warmly welcomes Feras Gadamsi as a Partner based in UAE. Led by Senior Partner Nader Al Awadhi and Managing Partner Alex Saleh, the firm has established itself as a beacon of legal excellence with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Kuwait, Cairo, and Beirut. Focused on providing strategic, efficient, and forward-thinking legal representation, GLA & Company boasts a diverse portfolio of clients, ranging from start-ups to global enterprises.

The addition of Feras Gadamsi further strengthens GLA & Company’s commitment to delivering exceptional legal services in the Middle East. His wealth of experience, strategic vision, and proven track record align seamlessly with the firm’s values and position GLA & Company as a key player in the dynamic legal landscape of the region.

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