Saif Abdulkareem

Saif Abdulkareem

Senior Counsel Financial Services

Saif, as a Senior Counsel specialized in banks, financial services, and commercial matters in Iraq, epitomizes excellence and expertise in the legal field. With a distinguished career marked by extensive experience and a deep understanding of the intricacies of banking, financial services, and commercial law, Saif plays a pivotal role in providing strategic legal counsel to clients operating in these sectors.

Saif’s journey in the legal profession is characterized by a wealth of experience gained through years of practice and a commitment to staying at the forefront of legal developments. His academic background, combined with practical experience, has equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of the legal frameworks governing banks, financial institutions, and commercial transactions in Iraq.

He provides strategic legal advice on a wide range of matters, including regulatory compliance, banking transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and commercial contracts. Saif’s expertise extends to navigating complex regulatory environments and addressing legal challenges faced by clients in the banking and financial services sectors. He assists clients in structuring transactions, drafting agreements, and mitigating risks, ensuring that their interests are protected and their objectives are achieved.


  • Provide comprehensive guidance on regulatory compliance requirements governing financial services in Iraq
  • Advises on a range of financial transactions, including lending, borrowing, securities, and investment activities.
  • Assists financial institutions in developing and implementing robust risk management strategies to mitigate financial risks effectively
  • Provides legal support on banking operations, including account management, payment processing, and regulatory reporting.
  • Reviews and advises on the development and structuring of financial products such as loans, investment funds, and insurance policies.
  • Guides clients through merger and acquisition transactions in the financial services sector, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and optimizing deal structures.
  • Provides legal counsel on cybersecurity and data protection matters to safeguard financial institutions against cyber threats and ensure compliance with data privacy regulations.