Karim has been cited in the 2020 GAR – Who’s Who Legal as Global Leader in Arbitration and for the previous years 2017, 2018 and 2019 as Future Leader in Arbitration.
Platinum Award for best Sole Arbitrator – Dubai Awards.
Karim has been recommended by Legal 500 in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for his ‘attention to detail, in-depth knowledge of the applicable laws and their interpretation in the commercial environment of Dubai’, ‘has a good understanding of client needs’ and ‘is adaptable and very practical in his approach’. He practice continues to be recommended in 2020.
Karim was cited by Legal 500 in 2011, 2012 and 2013 as ‘Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution’.
Karim entered Chambers Global ‘after strong performances for clients, particularly on real estate and construction disputes’ Chambers Global, 2011;
‘an excellent practitioner; very good at advocacy’ Chambers Global, 2012;
‘a very good technical lawyer – he blends the pure Arabic knowledge with a Western style’ Chambers Global 2013;
‘continues to attract extremely positive feedback from interviewees, who praise his technical abilities and local know-how’ Chambers Global 2014;
‘his Arabic ability adds value for clients seeking counsel in the UAE’, Chambers Global 2015;
‘an excellent arbitration lawyer’ and ‘bright and affable’ lawyer, Chambers Global 2017;
“broad experience in the regional arbitration centres. He advises on a wide range of arbitration matters, most recently in relation to construction and Islamic finance”; Chamber 2019
“a deft touch at moving matters on”, Chambers 2020