DEPARTMENT PROFILE

CMS

FinTech Legal

1 ranked individualsBand 3United Arab EmiratesFinTech 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

CMS is highly regarded for its depth of expertise covering multiple areas of the FinTech sector, including data privacy, technology transactions and M&A. CMS is also noted for its experience in disruptive technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Its full-service offering makes CMS the go-to law firm for startup companies and established FinTech players in the market.

Strengths

“They have a practical and commercial understanding of technology and the FinTech industry, and bring an international know-how.” 

“They are genuine experts in their field. They are proactive, solution-oriented and understand the commercial aspects of our business.” 

Work highlights

Advised Amazon on all aspects of the legal compliance of its consumer engagement model and contractual terms for the use of the platform in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and North Africa.

Notable practitioners

Karim Fawaz is a well-reputed corporate and commercial TMT lawyer. He advises on transformational FinTech mandates in the UAE and the wider Middle East, and is building a strong reputation among startups and innovative payments and e-money companies in the region. Clients describe him as “extremely knowledgeable, with concentrated experience,” and highlight his ability to “come up with innovative solutions.”

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

United Arab Emirates

FinTech Legal


Karim Fawaz
Band 2