Salman Kotwal is a Corporate associate in our Dubai office and has also worked for us in the UK. Prior to joining the firm, Salman was a corporate/commercial legal counsel who trained and qualified in-house with a UK-headquartered global petrol forecourt operator. While predominantly supporting our Corporate Practice in the Middle East and advising UAE and KSA clients, Salman also acts on matters for our UK offices and clients.

Salman’s practice covers all aspects of corporate work across a range of sectors, including domestic, international and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and private equity investments, as well as corporate reorganisations and general corporate advice.

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  • Actively advising several government clients on corporate and project matters.
  • Acting for XLN, a telecoms provider, on its sale to DaisyTelecoms.
  • Acting for Chiltern Capital in its investment into Empteezy, a provider of environmental and safety solutions and services.
  • Acting for Perwyn-backed JT IOT in its acquisition of Top Connect, an Estonia-based roaming and IoT connectivity roaming services provider.
  • Acting for Aptus Clinical, a clinical contract research organisation, in its sale to Catalyst Clinical Research.
  • Acting for EG Group on the acquisition of fast-food restaurant chain, LEON, in the UK.*
  • Advising EG Group on the acquisition of one of the largest KFC franchisee portfolios in the UK and Ireland (146 locations) from The Herbert Group.*
  • Advising EG Group on several group restructurings following completion of private acquisitions.*
  • Advising EG Group on the franchise and development agreement with a US-owned global bakery chain.*
  • Advising EG Group on the disposal of its Netherlands-headquartered fuel card business to US-based financial technology services provider, Wex Inc.*
  • Conducting antitrust analyses for potential acquisitions in the UK and in Europe, and preparing federal premerger notifications for acquisitions by EG Group in the US.*
  • Acting for EG Group on multiple portfolio acquisitions across the group involving petrol filling stations and food-to-go concessions.*

* Experience from previous employment.


  • BBP Law School, L.P.C., 2017
  • University of Salford, LL.B., 2015


  • England and Wales, 2020


  • English
  • Gujarati
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