Karim Khoury

Karim Khoury

Partner
Attorney-at-law

t: +41 (0)22 702 0700

f: +41 (0)22 702 0701

Karim specialises in international commercial, banking and finance matters including litigation and dispute resolution. He has expertise in Swiss financial laws, among which anti-money laundering and stock-exchange and securities trading regulations. Karim is also duly authorised to act as a financial intermediary in Switzerland.

Notable work

Karim's recent practice includes the set-up of Swiss corporations specialized in finance, such as brokerage firms, investment funds, as well as the application for the required licences to the Swiss financial authorities. Karim has recently assisted a company in the process of obtaining of a Securities Dealer License. He also recently advised one of the US major banks in various Swiss law matters. More generally, Karim is involved in the incorporation of international structures including Swiss and foreign entities. He has drafted a CHF 5m partnership agreement, involving the management of assets in an amount of USD 100m+. He recently set up a Swiss company holding a foreign bank and structured the acquisition of said bank. He participated to the drafting of a GBP 10m profit participation note issued by a foreign company. He also supervised the due diligence process within the frame of the acquisition, by a EU company, of an important factory in Russia and was involved in real estate transactions, including the sale of a CHF 23m residential property in Geneva. Karim was also involved in the attachment in Geneva of the assets of a ex-CIS and African States within the frame of a CHF multi-million dispute.

Background

Karim graduated from the University of Geneva. He trained at law firm Ming, Halperin, Burger & Inaudi from 1998 to 2000, during which he appeared in major criminal and civil proceedings involving important businessmen or political individuals. He was also involved in major arbitration and financial cases. Karim passed his bar exam in 2001 and joined in 2002 Froriep Renggli, an international law firm based in Zurich, Zug, Geneva, London and Madrid, as associate, in its Commercial and Financial law Department. He joined Chabrier Avocats SA in 2004 as partner.

Practice Areas
  • Financial Services
  • Private Clients