Shakir is an associate based in the firm's Dubai office. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, complex joint ventures and general corporate matters. He has over three years of experience working in the Middle East and regularly advises clients in diverse sectors including technology, education, healthcare, retail, construction and energy.
Prior to joining Baker Botts, Shakir trained, qualified and practiced as a solicitor at a top tier, "Magic Circle" law firm in London. He has also spent time on secondment at the sovereign wealth fund of one of the UAE's Emirates, giving him a strong understanding of the needs and demands of in-house counsel in the region.