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IMAD KASSIR

Founder & Partner of The Firm

Biography

Imad Kassir is the Co-Founder and Non-Equity Partner of The Firm. He is a Lebanese qualified lawyer and a registered legal consultant in Dubai with over 25 years of experience in the UAE and the GCC. Imad focuses his practice on litigation and court procedures working closely with clients and in-house counsel. He is experienced in complex and cross border litigation related to banking, insurance, construction, real estate, media, technologies, start-up companies and retails sectors. Whilst having robust experience in litigation, Imad adopts an entrepreneurial approach to settling disputes and has developed an admired skill for negotiating out-of-court settlements that save money and time for our clients. Owing to his long experience in the UAE, Imad has seen it all; the booming of the UAE, the crisis and the resurge. This makes him familiar with all sorts of disputes and grants him insights on the business relations and connections behind various business sectors in Dubai specifically and the UAE in general.

Imad’s enjoys wide connections with the upper echelons of the UAE authorities which he employs on many occasions for the benefit of clients seeking reputable sponsors or partnerships. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French and has graduated from Sagesse University in Beirut with bachelor in law in 1997. 

Imad has acted for regional and international clients in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Italy, France and other African states like Nigeria, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Congo Brazzaville, Congo Kinshasa, and the Sudan and South Sudan. He assisted in negotiating and concluding of many cross-border transactions related to mega projects such as infra-structure, railways, education, water and electricity, gold and diamond mining, oil and gas field services, bilateral investments treaties, and others. 

Furthermore, Imad has been elected as Legal Counsellor of the Arab Electronic Media Committee in the Arab League Countries, which was the pioneer in declaring Dubai the capital of Arab media for the year 2020/2021. Imad is in charge of representing the Arab League and developing a strategical relation with the social media authorities and enabling the Arab League to protect the values and antiquity of The Arab countries, improving the image of Arab countries on Social Media. Imad is a Founder and a member in several NGO’s in Europe, Middle East and New York, concerning renewable energy and green technologies and helped several companies to expand and grow in United Arab Emirates and the Middle East and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, the action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Insights

Fraud and Breach of Trust Offenses in the UAE Fraud and Breach of Trust Offenses in the UAE - 09 May 2018 By Imad Kassir, Managing Partner & Samer Abou Said, Counsel, The Firm Introduction:Fraud and breach of trust, in this article, refer to the offenses of fraud, embezzlement of immove...
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