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Karim Mahmoud

Karim Mahmoud



+971 4 429 2999

Karim is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team in Dubai. Prior to joining Hadef & Partners, Karim practised with a multinational firm in New York specialising in Restructuring and Litigation.

He has gained experience working for both multinational and local entities regarding all manner of disputes in the local UAE Courts and arbitration proceedings. His practice includes a broad range of commercial matters with particular experience in shareholder, commercial agency, banking, and real estate disputes.  

Karim also regularly advises on cross border disputes with white collar matters often encompassing complex corporate fraud, tracing, freezing and recovery of assets, anti-money laundering, extradition, and mutual judicial cooperation, including issues relating to foreign judgments and Interpol notices.

He holds a Bachelor of Art in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies from Rutgers University in New Jersey and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Brooklyn Law School in New York. Karim is a member of the American Bar Association and is admitted to the New Jersey and New York State Bars. He is fluent in English and Arabic.

  • “Karim Mahmoud is knowledgeable, reliable and collaborative.”

    Legal 500, 2023

  • “Karim Mahmoud handled our case with absolute care and diligence dealing with a partnership dispute. They had many good ideas on how to proceed and ultimately their strategy worked perfectly and the case was settled to our absolute satisfaction – better than anything we expected when we started it.”

    Legal 500, 2022