Gary Feulner Rejoins Chadbourne & Parke

Gary Feulner has joined Chadbourne & Parke LLP as senior council in the firm’d Dubai office. He headed firm’s former Abu Dhabi office from 1984 to 1990, after which he spent 18 years as general counsel of SHUAA Capital PSC.


The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Gary R. Feulner has rejoined the firm as senior counsel in the Dubai office.

Mr. Feulner headed the firm’s former Abu Dhabi office from 1984 to 1990. He also worked for Chadbourne in New York, Washington, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai/Sharjah before moving to Abu Dhabi. More recently, Mr. Feulner served for more than 18 years as general counsel of SHUAA Capital psc, a Dubai-based investment bank.

A veteran practitioner in the United Arab Emirates, his experience includes extensive international transactional and financial services work, such as private equity, mutual funds, public offerings and securities brokerage, as well as regulatory, banking, litigation, bankruptcy, employment and general corporate law.

“We are pleased to welcome Gary back to the firm,” said Chadbourne Managing Partner Charles K. O’Neill. “He knows the UAE legal market inside and out and his return will benefit our clients, especially those in the capital markets and private equity fields.”

Chadbourne returned to the UAE in 2007 making more readily available to clients in the Middle East the firm’s strong practices in energy, project finance and cross-border acquisitions. The head of the Dubai office, Daniel J. Greenwald, has known and worked with Mr. Feulner for over 30 years and was earlier responsible for recruiting him as general counsel at SHUAA Capital.

“I am extremely happy to have Gary back at Chadbourne,” said Mr. Greenwald. “We will benefit from his broad general experience and insight into local and regional legal and regulatory issues, and from his in-house perspective. More specifically, he strengthens our capital markets and private equity experience in the region, as well as our overall corporate know-how.”

Besides his work at Chadbourne and SHUAA Capital, Mr. Feulner also served for six years on the board of directors of the American Business Council of Dubai as VP-Legal, and for four years as chairman of the Council’s U.S. Public Affairs Committee. He is a recognized expert on the natural history of the UAE and neighboring Oman. In 2007, he received the Sheikh Mubarak bin Mohammed Al Nahayan Award in acknowledgement of his record of research and scientific publications on various aspects of the wildlife, environment and archeology of the UAE. Mr. Feulner is also a retired officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

He earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1977 and an A.B., summa cum laude, in Geology from Princeton University in 1969.

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