EY appoints Chris P. Sioufi as head of MENA law firm

  • Appointments support expansion of EY’s legal offering in the MENA region

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – EY is expanding its legal offering in the MENA region with the appointment of two partners to the legal team. Chris P. Sioufi joins MENA EY Law Leader and Rodolphe R. Pellerin as Associate Partner.

The latest appointments demonstrate EY’s commitment to building a leading legal practice in the MENA region. The team will support EY’s business lines with a focus on transactional business services and work alongside other EY practices to provide a fully integrated multidisciplinary offering to the services firm’s regional and international clients. professionals.

Ahmed Al-Esry, EY MENA Tax Leader, says: “We are seeing organizations changing their business models to include more integrated strategies across internal functions, enabling a seamless approach to doing business. EY, which offers a multi-faceted regional legal solution, provides clients with a cost-effective one-stop-shop that will help them bridge the gap between sales advisors and legal advisors while increasing efficiency and speed to market.

“The appointment of Chris and Rodolphe to EY MENA’s growing legal team is part of our ongoing efforts to help our clients anticipate and navigate the increasingly complex legal environment. local and global economy. The MENA region is home to some of the fastest growing companies in the world today, and clients will benefit from their 45+ years of combined experience and cross-industry expertise.

Chris is a business and finance lawyer who has focused on a wide range of corporate transactions including private equity, leveraged acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, investment programs collective, as well as structured finance and Islamic issues. Chris has been recognized for his contribution to the legal industry on numerous occasions by leading publications.

At EY, Chris will lead a team of over 12 professionals across the region.

Chris P. Sioufi, MENA EY Law Leader, said: “I am delighted to join EY and lead its legal practice in the MENA region. I look forward to supporting the service’s growth into a regional powerhouse in key jurisdictions, working closely with EY Law’s global offering for clients worldwide. EY’s wide range of transformative solutions and ability to work across industries will ensure that we provide our clients with collaborative and innovative strategies that deliver long-term value.

Rodolphe is a business and transactional lawyer with experience in regional and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, strategic alliances and complex commercial matters. He has worked in a wide range of industries including financial services, energy, healthcare and real estate.

Rodolphe R. Pellerin, Associate Partner, MENA EY Law, said: “I am delighted to be part of the EY team at such a crucial moment of expansion and to be actively involved in the ability to provide high-end multidisciplinary services to customers, both in the region and globally. Clients will find that EY is fully equipped to provide high quality service, both in local and international markets, and fully meet transactional needs across a wide range of jurisdictions and industries.

Globally, EY has more than 3,400 legal professionals in more than 90 jurisdictions serving its clients.

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