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Shabnam Karim

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Practice Areas

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Litigation and disputes


Professional negligence

Risk advisory

Risk consulting


Shabnam Karim is a dispute resolution lawyer in Dubai who specializes in liability and insurance disputes, including professional and management liability, cybersecurity risks and insurance policy coverage disputes across the Middle East and India.

She has practised in the Middle East for almost six years and in this time has worked on the most complex and high-profile matters across the region.

Her practice focuses specifically on professional negligence litigation (including medical malpractice disputes), D & O/ management liability, cybersecurity response, cyber liability disputes and insurance policy coverage advice and litigation.

Shabnam is one of the few specialists in the Middle East in the areas of healthcare malpractice, D&O and cyber liability. Prior to joining NRF, Shabnam worked at another law firm in the UK and in Dubai for 10 years. Shabnam has undertaken secondments to Zurich Insurance in London and AIG in Dubai within their professional and financial lines claims teams. Shabnam is described by clients as "persistent and solution-driven" and "Shabnam is a leading expert when it comes to insurance/reinsurance liability and coverage matters in the region".

Professional Memberships

Solicitor, qualified in England and Wales (15.09.2008)


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Cybersecurity 2021 Trends and Developments in United Arab Emirates

Adjou Ait Ben Idir, Shabnam Karim, Natasha El-Najjar

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