NRF hires India-focused Dubai counsel

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Shabnam Karim

Shabnam Karim joined Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) as a counsel, in mid-January, in the firm’s Dubai office. She joins from Clyde & Co, where she spent a decade in its UK and Dubai offices.

“[This] presents an exciting opportunity to bring my specialisms to Norton Rose, where I continue to focus on Middle East and Indian risks,” Karim told India Business Law Journal. In the new role, she will continue to focus on insurance risks and liability disputes.

Karim’s practice covers Middle Eastern and Indian insurers, and the global reinsurance market in London and Asia. In India specifically, she acts for insurers as monitoring or litigation defence counsel, alongside Indian counterparts where necessary, and works with insured companies that are facing litigation abroad.

“Indian insurance risks are increasingly global risks,” she says. “There continues to be a surge in international litigation connected with India, particularly in the cyber, D&O [directors and officers] and regulatory investigations space.”

The NRF India practice group is headed by partner Sherina Petit in London.