Partner, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Rima Mrad is a Partner at BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, an international law firm with offices in the UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iraq, Lebanon and France.
Rima specializes in advising public entities, private clients and financial institutions on general corporate and commercial matters. Rima assists international and regional clients with M&A activities, commercial agencies, anti-trust and competition law. She also advises clients in restructuring, general regulatory and compliance regulations.
Over the years, Rima has been appointed on several occasions to assist government agencies and departments to work on gap analysis projects, and consult on improving regulations according to best practices. Her experience in relation to the drafting of laws and regulations are frequently commanded and sought after.
In 2017, Rima was recognized as a leading woman in the legal industry by Executive Women Magazine and was selected to be the face of the magazine. In 2018, she was selected as one of the 10 top influential Women Lawyers in the GCC and was invited by Lexis Nexis to attend first legal mission for GCC women, known as the “Paris Legal Mission”.
Rima is a dynamic lawyer and promoter of pro bono initiatives, she actively contributes to the organization annual CSR event “BSA legal Clinic”. She is an active writer and regularly contributes to articles and legal guides. Currently, Rima is contributing to the Gulf Legal Advisor, a new platform launched by Lexis Nexis, which offers practice notes on different legal areas within the GCC Jurisdictions. She also co-authored two books: Islamic Finance - A Practical Guide and Insurance and Reinsurance In the Mena Region: a Legal and Regulatory Guide both published by Globe Law and Business, UK.
Rima holds a Master’s Degree in Public Law and Sustainable Development Law from Universite Paris Descartes