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Munir joined BSA in 2018 as a Partner and Head of the Intellectual Property Department, based in our Dubai office. He began his practice in the Middle East since 2006 and has worked on numerous scopes of Intellectual proeprty, media, cyber and technology matters. He also worked on different corporate and commercial projects, such as transactions and contracts, due diligence, advisory on commercial context, competition and employment matters. His main speciality is in the field of IP and media including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, domain names, media advisory, regulatory compliance and representing in contentious matters. He also worked on commercialization of IP and handled complex disputes of IP and media rights.
Munir also works on major alternative dispute resolution cases that involve negotiations and settlement mandates, as well as managing litigations locally, regionally and internationally. For cases in the MENA region, Munir collaborates with local litigation practice groups and litigators to supervise such disputes.
Munir represents a range of clients from various industry sectors, including Media, Entertainment, FMCG, Tobacco, industrial, pharmaceuticals, Industrial, Automotive, cosmetics and many more. His principal set of expertise encompasses negotiations, settlement mandates and litigation. He has successfully resolved critical commercial disputes related to media, technology and IP deals. He has extensive experience in regulatory works and has experience in consulting clients on consumer protection, antitrust and competition law.
Munir works with many multinational clients and is ranked by leading legal directories, such as Chambers Global, Legal 500, The Best Lawyers, World Trademarks Review (WTR) for many years. Munir is praised for being a “very commercial and proactive lawyer” who maintains a high level of responsiveness, “He always assesses legal risks and simplifies potential legal impacts in a simple and clear manner for decision making”.
Munir was named by Asia Legal Business (Thomson Reuters) as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in the Middle East in 2021
Munir is a bilingual lawyer (i.e. English and Arabic) and holds an LLB from the University of Jordan and an LL.M in Intellectual Property & Information Technology Laws from the University of San Francisco.
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