Karim George Zein

Karim Zein's practice focuses on international commercial disputes, construction issues (front- and back-end), and investigative matters.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2015, Karim worked with a leading international contractor, where he was involved in large-scale projects from initial stage to completion. He has negotiated project documents with employers, joint venture partners, and subcontractors applying both FIDIC and bespoke conditions of contract. Karim has advised clients on a substantial number of notable projects in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region as well as in Australasia, Central Asia, and Africa in various sectors including oil & gas, civil, mechanical, mining, and infrastructure. In this context he has participated in settlement negotiations, arbitration proceedings, and court hearings in jurisdictions worldwide, including the U.K., Lebanon, India, and throughout the Gulf and wider Middle East. [1]