Karen Seif is an attorney, legal scholar and lecturer specialized in business litigation and arbitration. Karen's research and scholarship focuses on business dispute resolution fora in Dubai, including Dubai Courts, DIFC Courts and arbitration. As legal counsel, Karen advises UAE public and private entities on contract drafting and litigation strategy. Karen is also an experienced lecturer, and teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Karen spent time at leading international arbitration practices in Abu Dhabi, Paris and London. She received her education at Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Queen Mary University and the University of California, Berkeley.