Sanam is a member of the corporate department with over 10 years of established experience in the UAE. Her experience spans across arbitration, corporate and commercial matters, establishing businesses and structures, succession matters and asset ownership.
Sanam is well-versed in negotiating with developers and government departments on various compliance and regulatory matters. She routinely oversees the drafting of MOU’s, joint venture agreements, sale and purchase agreements and employee contracts.
As a senior associate in the corporate department, Sanam handles commercial and structural matters, legal opinions, compliance and regulatory matters and transactional and contractual issues. She works across a wide-range of sectors with cases including corporate restructuring transactions, setting up cryptocurrency, real estate brokerage, commercial contracts, drafting and advising on corporate loan agreements. In addition to corporate work Sanam has represented clients personally and by leading a team in various DIAC arbitrations, with an approximate value of 160 million dirhams. She has handled numerous cases of annulment of DIAC awards in the Dubai Courts.
Sanam is known and highly regarded by her clients for being consistent in her work and for going the extra mile. She has vast knowledge of the local UAE laws and how they work in practice, a powerful tool for any practicing UAE lawyer.
Prior to Horizons & Co, Sanam held positions with prominent law firms and private companies in Dubai. She is a registered legal consultant with the Legal Affairs Department, Dubai. Sanam has a Law Degree from the BPP Law School, London and a Master’s Degree in Business from the Westminster Business School. She is fluent in English, Urdu and Pashto.