Chadi is the Managing Partner at Hourani & Partners and a US trained and qualified attorney. He represents and advises a balance of large families, private equity firms, investment banks and multi-nationals on a broad range of legal matters in the fields of corporate structuring, M&A, private equity, joint ventures, securities/capital markets, real estate, financial services, and restructuring advisory transactions.

Chadi works very closely with clients and adds value to their legal needs by gaining a clear understanding of their businesses and goals. He has been recognized by some of the region’s largest private equity firms, high-net worth families, investment banks and multi-nationals as a commercial minded legal expert who offers creative and pragmatic legal advice.

Leading legal directory, Chambers and Partners, cites Chadi as “a commercially oriented lawyer [with] significant international and regional experience that is frequently engaged by multinational clients on transactions and joint ventures”. Chadi currently serves as the Chairman of Georgetown University Law Center’s MENA Alumni Advisory Board.

Prior to joining Hourani & Partners Chadi gained experience in the US practicing at prominent international law firms, including Akin Gump and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.

  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Structuring and Restructuring
  • Real Estate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Capital Markets
  • Private Wealth & Family Offices

Chadi’s experience includes advising:

  • ADNOC Distribution in its maiden acquisition of petrol stations in Saudi Arabia
  • DHL Supply Chain in connection with its end-to-end procurement and logistics hub joint venture in Saudi Arabia with Saudi Aramco
  • Investcorp in its first real estate investment in Saudi Arabia which entailed the acquisition of a brand new, state-of-the-art 215,000 square feet warehouse in Dammam
  • Saudi Bio and its shareholders in the sale, through a primary and secondary transaction, of a majority stake in the company to Pharmaceutical Investment Company, a subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia
  • British American Tobacco in its acquisition of a 100% interest in its sole distributor in Saudi Arabia
  • Jahez (the second largest food delivery platform in Saudi Arabia) in its US$ 36 million capital raise
  • Alamar Foods in connection with the negotiation and sale of its 100% interest in Premier Foods to Almarai
  • Oman Investment Fund (Oman’s sovereign wealth fund) in connection with its acquisition of a mega mall based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the subsequent lease back of the mall to Lulu Hypermarket
  • The founders of Saudi Medical Services in connection with the sale of a 40% interest to Maharah Human Resources, a publicly listed company, for over SAR 400 million


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, USA
  • LLM, Securities and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center, USA


  • New York State Bar Association, USA
  • Dubai Legal Affairs Department, UAE
  • Arabic
  • English