Mazen has over 25 years’ experience in banking and finance law in the Middle East and has practiced in the UAE for more than fourteen years.
Mazen advises on all aspects of banking and finance law including Islamic finance, structured finance, securitization, private equity, financial structuring and restructuring, cross-border transactions, and investment funds. He is also experienced in domestic and international arbitration and is a qualified banker. He advises several governmental ministries and governmental agencies on all aspects of financial laws and regulations. He frequently conducts training for corporate in-house teams on banking and finance law and regulation in the UAE.
Mazen is a certified Professional Director from the Mudara-Institute of Directors and is a member of the UK Securities Industry Management Association (SIMA). He has also been awarded the CISI Level 3 Certificate in Derivatives, Securities and Financial Regulations, and Financial Regulations, and the Islamic Finance Qualifications (IFQ) and is a certified Basel III professional (2011) and DIAC qualified arbitrator as well as a registered practitioner before the DIFC courts. In 2012 Mazen was appointed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as a short-term consultant to advise on UAE legislative matters in relation to security laws.