Wassem M. Amin, an Associate Attorney & Consultant at Dhar Law LLP in Boston, MA, has leveraged a U.S. Doctorate in Law and a Master’s in Business Administration into a professional business consulting career that spans almost ten years throughout the MENA region.
Wassem also serves as Vice Chairman of the Middle East Division and Vice Chairman of the International Financial Products and Services Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA). The ABA Section of International Law, which has more than 20,000 members in 90 countries, is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law, and the education of international law practitioners.
As a business consultant, Wassem focused his efforts on procuring multi-million dollar contracts for American clients in the Middle East and vice versa. Fluent in Arabic, Wassem’s extensive knowledge is built on first-hand experience of the financial, legal, and cultural nuances of the region.
Wassem’s intricate familiarity with Islamic Finance principles enables him to effectively structure and negotiate Shari’ah compliant financing and complex investment transactions. That, coupled with an established history of successful deals in the United States, allows him to provide clients with a wealth of expertise and know-how in sourcing and structuring complex cross-border transactions and investments.
Background and Biography
Wassem is an Associate Attorney at Dhar Law, LLP, where he also heads the Firm’s Africa and Middle East Development initiative, maintaining the Firm’s current relationships and seeking out potential business partnerships on the continent. Wassem recently earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from New England Law|Boston.
Wassem graduated law school with a GPA of 3.81, ranking in the top 1% of his class. At New England Law, Wassem was an Editor of the New England Law Review and received the Trustee Academic Scholarship, awarded to the student with the highest cumulative GPA; the New England Scholar’s Award two years in a row; the CALI Awards for highest course grades in Law and Ethics of Lawyering, Entrepreneurship, and Securities Regulation; as well as the Dean’s List Award for all semesters. During his first and second year of Law School, Wassem participated in the American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition and received first place overall at New England both times. Wassem was also active in school organizations and is currently serving as the Vice President of the International Law Society at New England Law.
As part of his pro bono initiatives, Wassem is working on establishing an international non-profit to aid in the reformation of his home country, Egypt. His efforts have been featured by his law school in an article, which can be read here. Wassem was a Law Clerk at Dhar Law LLP before joining the Firm as an Associate. Prior to working at Dhar Law, LLP, Wassem was an intern at a personal injury firm in Boston, where he gained extensive experience in aspects of civil litigation.
Wassem also has over eight years of experience in international business consulting, where he focused his efforts as a consultant on procuring and negotiating multi-million dollar contracts for American clients in the Middle East.
Wassem is fluent in Arabic and holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance.
MIDEAST PRACTICE GROUP
As a Boston-based full-service law firm with Arabic-speaking attorneys, Dhar Law LLP is uniquely positioned to be able to provide investors with critical insight and advice to support and develop investment ventures in the Middle East. Despite a global recession, Middle Eastern economies continue to expand at a rapid pace. Recent amendments to key provisions in investment laws of countries, such as Saudi Arabia, have created investment opportunities that have not been possible in the past. With thriving economies, the Middle Eastern market provides endless opportunities for entrepreneurial and investment ventures. However, as many governments have begun to allow wholly-owned foreign entities to invest in their countries, the laws and cultural differences there remain complex and, at times, even frustrating. At Dhar Law, we realize that understanding the complex local market, as well as the traditions of the region, is critical to ensuring that businesses in either region reach their full potential.
Similarly, for our Middle Eastern clients who are traveling to the United States—whether for business, immigration, or education—the complex local, state, and federal laws could be a perplexing maze. Our legal experts are fully cognizant of the unique needs of Middle Eastern clients who are in the United States and can successfully address any legal issues that may arise.
Investment Advisory & Business Development Services
Dhar Law has a developed practice in cross-border transactions representing investors and high net worth individuals in the United States and throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. Through the years, we have cultivated a network of investors, entrepreneurs and industry-leading advisors in both regions. Building on the experience and network of its attorneys, Dhar Law is expanding its presence and building a powerful platform for collaboration that will directly benefit investors and companies from the Middle East wishing to expand in the United States, and vice versa. Our engagement and familiarity in the MENA region allows us to advise clients on a plethora of issues such as complex Islamic Finance and country-specific regulatory laws, legal and business risks and incentives, unique cultural and social differences as well as the cultivation of solid business relationships.
Private Client Services
As a full-service Boston-based boutique law firm, Dhar Law also has a unique private client services practice group. In addition to our Corporate and Business Law practice, our core practice areas in Litigation and Immigration allow us to meet the varied legal needs of high-net worth individuals and their families. Our experienced attorneys can assist with the purchase of U.S. real estate for personal or commercial use, formation of personal investment vehicles and business entities, estate planning, business and personal immigration services, and complex criminal and civil litigation. Our firm is multilingual and has Attorneys and staff who speak the following languages: Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian, German, Portuguese, and Hindi.
If you would like to engage in a conversation about how we can assist you, please reach out to us. We look forward to working with you and your organization.
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