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Founder

Kokila Alagh

Kokila is the Founder of KARM Legal Consultants and has 15 years of experience as a Corporate/Commercial and technology lawyer in UAE. She has a significant experience in investments, incorporations, joint ventures, project finance & private equity transactions. She has actively advised on acquisition finance, project finance transaction, corporate restructuring, real estate finance and asset finance transactions.  At KARM, she has provided legal advice to clients providing highly specialized technology offering including MedTech and InsureTech focused entities.

Education

  • Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme, Oxford University, UK
  • Fintech Programme, Harvard Business School
  • L.L.M. in Digital Economy Law, Monash University – Australia
  • L.L.B. with Honours from Symbiosis Society’s Law College, University of Pune – India.

Select Representations

  • Panellist speaker at an event organised by KryptoLabs, Masdar City on “Cryptocurrency- A discussion about security, regulation & unrealised potential”.
  • Panellist speaker at 8th Women Lawyers’ Conference, IBA (International Bar Association) held at London in April 2018.
  • Panellist speaker at an event organized for discussion on the ‘Future of Blockchain’ in Dubai, UAE in August 2018.
  • Panellist at the Global Legal Forum 2018, the Hague for discussion on Regulation on the Use of Tech and Code in Law. https://globallegalforum.com/
  • Served as a jury member for ICO pitches at the Blockchain Summit, Helsinki, 2018.
  • Keynote speaker at the Blockchain Summit, Helsinki, 2018.
  • Panellist speaker at Unlock Blockchain Forum on ‘Blockchain Digitizing Identity’ in January 2019.
  • Panellist speaker at the World AI show for discussing the ‘Impact of AI powered technologies on the healthcare industry’.
  • Moderated a panel on ‘Hard talk on Blockchain Policy’ at the Future Blockchain Summit, Dubai on April 3, 2019.
  • Panellist for a discussion on the STO Regulations globally at the World Blockchain STO Summit, Dubai on April 30, 2019.
  • Moderator on a panel at Token Night by Mena Fintech Association for discussing ‘Robo Advisory and Smart Investing’ in October 2019.

Memberships

  • Founding member - MENA Fintech Association
  • Member - Fintech Working Group Arab Monetary Fund

Articles Authored/Co-Authored

  • Legality of the Smart Contracts in UAE, Smart SMB Magazine, January 2019 ( https://issuu.com/smartsmb/docs/smartsmb_-_january_2019)
  • Impact of UAE’s new FDI Law, Emirates Law Magazine, September 2019

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