Partner, at CMS | United Arab Emirates
Karim specialises in corporate commercial work with focus on Technology and Corporate Finance. This includes regulatory, investments and digital transformation projects for public and private sectors. Karim has worked as legal director at Clyde & Co in Dubai and Riyadh where he drove the CorpTech practice which focuses on corporate and commercial work relating to suppliers and clients in the ICT sector. Karim had formerly worked as Corporate Counsel at Cisco Systems and Cisco Capital, where he led the Enterprise and Public Sector legal team in MEA and advised on several major projects in technology and technology finance. Karim had also worked as an associate at Levant Law Practice in Riyadh where he provided various legal services for several leading insurance companies and financial services authorised persons in Saudi Arabia.
Karim is known for his commercial savvy and readiness to understand the practicalities of any business he advises on; a key factor for getting the deal done. He works closely with various stakeholders within a client’s structure to ensure that the legal structures and documents he advises on cover all interests. Moreover, Karim has worked on constructing and delivering detailed compliance and ethics trainings for companies in various sectors.