Ibtissem Lassoued is a Partner in the Regional Financial Crime practice in Dubai.
She graduated from the Sorbonne University (Paris) and joined Al Tamimi & Company in 2007 from the legal department of the French Group Vivendi, where she conducted primarily US litigation (e.g. class actions, Securities and Exchange Commission (‘SEC’) and Department Of Justice (‘DOJ’) investigations and ICSID arbitrations.
Ibtissem has extensive experience advising a variety of clientele on a spectrum of white collar crime matters which have spanned the globe. Her expertise on these matters includes complex corporate fraud, tracing, freezing and recovery of assets, anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism, extradition (acting both for States submitting extradition requests and individuals who are subject of a request) and mutual judicial cooperation, including issues relating to foreign judgments and Interpol notices. In order to advise fully, Ibtissem offers clients a full and practical knowledge of the remit of inter-governmental organizations, in particular in relation to the FATF and MENAFATF, and the effect of the same on anti- corruption, confiscation of the proceeds of crime, de-risking and the reporting of suspicious transactions.
Furthermore, she advises clients on international economic sanctions, boycott regulations, embezzlement, fraud and corruption, including advising multinational companies, global banks and international firms, and assisting with multijurisdictional investigations where the applicability of foreign regulations needs to be considered (e.g. the anti-corruption laws such as the US FCPA and the UK Bribery Act).
Ibtissem has been ranked in Chambers Global 2016 and 2017 in Band 1 and was commended by sources as "extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with” and “is well versed in anti-corruption and anti-bribery law, regularly advising multinationals and high net worth individuals. She has conducted a number of cross-border investigations and is well known for her white-collar crime practice.”
Ibtissem is currently the Middle East Regional Officer for the International Bar Association (IBA)’s Anti- Corruption Committee.
In addition to her legal practice, Ibtissem is regularly invited to speak at international conferences in respect of her areas of expertise.
Various publications on the abovementioned topics such as recently:
2000 - Master Degree in Commercial Law and DEA Tax Law, Sorbonne University