Isam Salah retired as a Senior Partner and the Head of the Middle East Practice at King & Spalding in December 2017, after a 25-year career at that law firm. During his tenure at the firm, he led in the establishment of the firm’s offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh. His practice covered a broad range of finance and investment matters, in particular those financings and investments structured on a Shari’ah-compliant basis. He is best known for his expertise in representing Gulf financial institutions, investment companies and family offices in their real estate, private equity and leased equipment investments in the United States. He is a former President of the Arab Bankers Association of North America.
A graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Mr. Salah received his law degree from Cleveland State University, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Cleveland State Law Review. He received his LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center, where he held a fellowship at the university’s International Law Institute. He currently serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations.