Saleem Adam is the Resident Managing Partner of the firm's Abu Dhabi office. Saleem's practice covers corporate and commercial work, principally in the technology sector, including corporate acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and procurement/outsourcing deals.
Saleem's experience also includes advising on telecommunications regulatory provisions, intellectual property, data privacy, cloud computing, free trade agreements and cybercrimes law. Saleem has spent over nine years in the Middle East.
Saleem acts as company secretary for several high profile companies in the UAE counseling them on corporate governance matters. He regularly advises major local and international corporate clients and government entities on all day to day legal requirements, and is treated as a trusted commercial adviser by many of his clients, including several in the financial services sector.
He has an MSc in IT and qualified as a solicitor from the City of London in September 2000.
"Trowers & Hamlins’ practice head Saleem Adam, is ‘an expert in IT law’" (Legal 500 2015, TMT/UAE)
"Head of TMT Saleem Adam is praised by sources for his "depth of experience on TMT-related matters," and "he is very down to earth - he grasps issues very quickly." One client said: "He is one of the few lawyers I've met that have both good knowledge of the legal framework and understands the technical issues." He advises on complex TMT matters, including procurement and systems integration" (Chambers & Partners 2018, TMT/UAE).