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Sharif  Jamoos

T: +971 4407 3900 M: +971 50 949 6249 Email Sharif | vCard Office: Dubai

Sharif Jamoos Associate

Contact details

Sharif  Jamoos

Sharif Jamoos
Associate

T: +971 4407 3900 M: +971 50 949 6249 Email Sharif | vCard Office: Dubai

Sharif is an associate within the Middle East dispute resolution and international arbitration team. He has a decade of experience in representing clients on complex and highly sensitive disputes.
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An experienced civil law qualified litigation lawyer, Sharif represents international and leading regional corporates across the real estate, construction, shipping, finance and insurance industries. He advises on a wide range of disputes relating to relating to criminal, civil and commercial proceedings. 

Sharif also has significant experience in high value, cross-border fraud and asset recovery matters, as well as insolvency and restructuring issues.  

A key strength of Sharif's is his expertise in dealing with the local courts, authorities, public prosecutors and court appointed experts. He has successfully represented clients in numerous litigation cases before local Courts in the Middle East, particularly within the UAE where he has handled disputes for clients at all proceeding stages before various Emirati Courts. He also has in-depth knowledge of the substantive laws and legal procedures in relation to a number of jurisdictions and court systems throughout the Middle East including Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

In addition to his private practice experience, Sharif previously held an in-house role at Dubai Holding, a prominent governmental investment holding company in the UAE. During his tenure, he handled numerous disputes, representing the best interests of the business and its subsidiaries.

Sharif is widely recognised for his innovative approach to handling dispute resolution matters, as well as his dedication to securing favorable outcomes for his clients.

  • Banking and financial services litigation
  • Fraud and asset recovery
  • Regulatory compliance

Represented a prominent UAE bank in a money laundering case, assisting the client in the recovery of millions of dirhams.

Provided advice to banks regarding fraud investigations, including an ongoing transnational inquiry. This involved the fraudulent acquisition of banking facilities from various regional and international banks, resulting in the misappropriation and money laundering exceeding US$5.5 billion.

Provided advice on a case concerning multi-jurisdictional fraud involved a former CEO of sovereign wealth funds, resulting in the embezzlement of approximately US$1 billion of public funds. Following the successful convictions, actively supported the Prosecution in extraditing the perpetrators and in tracing and freezing their assets across various jurisdictions, including Switzerland, India, and Bangladesh.

Represented one of the largest state-owned banks in the UAE in multiple criminal proceedings concerning former employees.

Successfully filed a claim on behalf of an international bank, resulting in the conviction of the defendant involved in the forgery of Manager's cheques valued at €70 million.

Conducted an internal investigation for a renowned financial institution in the UAE that revealed systematic breaches by their internal employees, leading to potential liabilities both domestically and internationally.

Advised numerous financial institutions in the UAE, ensuring compliance with their obligations under the latest anti-money laundering legislative changes in the country.

Handled an internal investigation for a public entity, overseeing the implementation of urgent pre-emptive measures to preserve evidence, secure the presence of suspects, and prevent the dissipation of misappropriated funds and assets.

Handled an investigation on behalf of a prominent government entity in the UAE, ultimately leading to the successful prosecution of numerous former corrupt officials.

Provided pre-litigation advice to a multinational company concerning a cyber fraud and forgery case involving multimillion-dollar implications.

Supported a high-net-worth individual concerning a money laundering investigation in the UAE.

Provided advice to banks regarding fraud investigations, including an ongoing transnational inquiry. This involved the fraudulent acquisition of banking facilities from various regional and international banks, resulting in the misappropriation and money laundering exceeding 5.5 billion US dollars.

Provided advice on a case concerning multi-jurisdictional fraud involved a former CEO of sovereign wealth funds, resulting in the embezzlement of approximately US$1 billion of public funds. Following the successful convictions, actively supported the Prosecution in extraditing the perpetrators and in tracing and freezing their assets across various jurisdictions, including Switzerland, India, and Bangladesh.

Acted on behalf of a prominent UAE bank in a money laundering case, assisting the client in the recovery of millions of dirhams.

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Advised various regulatory authorities in relation to their responsibilities and suggested implementation practices in light of the recently updated Federal legislation.

Provided advice on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing issues, along with associated compliance requirements, including issues related to charitable fundraising and cryptocurrencies.

Advised numerous publicly owned entities and financial institutions in the UAE, ensuring compliance with their obligations under the latest anti-money laundering legislative changes in the country.

Provided a tailored Anti-Money Laundering risk assessment for a government-owned entity.

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  • Government and public sector

Handled an investigation on behalf of a prominent government entity in the UAE, ultimately leading to the successful prosecution of numerous former corrupt officials.

Provided a tailored Anti-Money Laundering risk assessment for a government-owned entity.

Advised numerous publicly owned entities in the UAE, ensuring compliance with their obligations under the latest anti-money laundering legislative changes in the country.

Provided advice to multiple government ministries in the region on various policy and diplomatic communication issues related to financial crime matters.

Handled an internal investigation for a public entity, overseeing the implementation of urgent pre-emptive measures to preserve evidence, secure the presence of suspects, and prevent the dissipation of misappropriated funds and assets. 

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