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Waseem Khokhar

Managing Partner


Waseem Khokhar is the Managing Partner for KLME LLP, with close to 25 years of legal experience gained across both the UK and the Gulf region. He is a qualified Solicitor (England & Wales) and a registered legal consultant with the Dubai Legal Affairs Department.

Waseem’s key experience includes advising on major corporate and commercial transactions, working closely with major family groups and HNWs on a variety of matters, including corporatisation/ transformation, succession, restructuring, tax and family protocols.

He has also spent many years in the regulatory investigations field, advising on matters including disputes, complex tax litigation and investigations.

Waseem also advises regional governments on major policy shifts and reform, including legislative drafting.

He is one of the few lawyers in the region with public sector regulatory experience, including in Financial Services and Healthcare.

  • Commercial
  • Commercial litigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Government
  • Mediation & ADR
  • Regulatory
  • Tax litigation

Waseem is a qualified Solicitor in England & Wales and a registered legal consultant with the Dubai Legal Affairs Department. Prior to joining KLME in 2020, he worked at the following firms:

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • International Counsels
  • DWF (Middle East) LLP
  • PwC Legal
  • DLA Piper
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • PwC
  • Denton Wilde Sapte