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Levari, LLP (the “Firm”) is pleased to provide the information on this website, located at (hereafter the “website”) as a service to the Firm’s clients and to the general public. Any user or viewer of the website may be referred to as “you” or “your”. The Firm hopes that you will find the information contained on the website informative and useful. The Firm is available to speak with you to answer any questions you may have about the Firm and the services the Firm provides. Feel free to email the Firm with your thoughts about the website or to request more information about the Firm. As set out below, all of your communications with the Firm shall not be subject to the attorney-client privilege and no such relationship shall exist between you and the Firm unless you enter into a binding engagement letter or legal services agreement with the Firm.


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To inquire about legal representation by the Firm, you may send an e-mail to or by submitting a request through the website’s contact form. After conducting a conflict-of-interest check and completing the Firm’s client acceptance procedures, the Firm will put you in touch with the lawyer best suited to handle your matter. Only after you accept the Firm’s engagement letter or legal services agreement will you be the Firm’s client.

Yasmin Alafaliq​

KSA, Partner

Yasmin Alafaliq is the Co-Founder of Elaqat for Corporate Services, a one stop shop that focuses on foreign investments by providing company incorporation services to foreign companies that wish to expand into the Saudi Market.


In 2022, Yasmin joined the Levari family by becoming the firm’s appointed partner in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Yasmin is an experienced lawyer with extensive knowledge of the Saudi Arabian laws and regulations which are supported by a degree in Law from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She takes pride in providing the best services with the highest of quality.


Yasmin holds bachelor’s degree of law (LLB) from King Faisal University in 2019.


She is fluent in Arabic and English.

Ahmed Barakat

Egypt, Partner

Ahmed joined Levari in April 2021 as a Partner and Head of Litigation.


Prior to joining Levari, Ahmed was at The Egyptian Prosecution Authority where he served in various prosecution offices for six years. He joined the Judiciary in October 2015 and specialized and issued judgements in cases involving tax evasions, customs evasions, white collar & financial crimes, real estate, breaches of trusts and various cases under Egyptian laws.


Barakat holds an LLB from Ain Shams University, English Division and in 2018 received his Masters from Pennsylvania State University.


He is fluent in Arabic, English, and German.

Hamad Bin Salmeen

UAE, Partner

Hamad is a Partner at Levari and is a UAE qualified lawyer with the right of audience before the Court of Cassation. He has over 15-years of experience in litigation specializing in maritime, civil law, corporate law and banking transactions. Hamad has represented some of the largest companies and corporation in the UAE including El Suwaidi Group.


In addition, he has established Al Mashreq International Advocates in 2007 prior to the aqusiation by Levari. He is also responsible for all litigation and UAE law related matters in Dubai, UAE.


He is fluent in Arabic.

Hisham Kassim

Jordan, Senior Partner

A seasoned corporate lawyer with almost 15 years of experience, Hisham has successfully closed over a hundred private equity and venture capital transactions and currently represents some of the most prominent family offices, private equity, and venture capital firms in MENA.


Hisham is also a published scholar in major U.S. law reviews and has launched several pro-bono clinics for MENA startups in Jordan, West Bank, and Egypt. He also serves as pro-bono counsel to several medical non-profits in the region including the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.


He was admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia in June 2008. He holds an LLM from the New York University School of Law, a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law, and a BA from the University of Virginia.


He is fluent in Arabic and English.

Mohamed Raslan

Senior Partner

Mohamed has gained extensive experience in commercial law, litigation, investment, capital markets, banking and finance, tax laws, and regulatory advice.


He specializes in banking and finance working as in-house counsel for some of the largest financial institutions in Egypt including Commercial International Bank, Ahli United Bank, and Egypt Factors. Prior to founding Levari, he went back into private practice taking up the position of senior associate within the Egyptian associate office of Crowell & Moring LLP.


Mohamed received his LLB from Menofia University in 2004 and is an active member of the Egyptian Bar Association since 2005. He holds a master’s degree from The American University In Cairo.


He is fluent in Arabic and English.

Sherif Hefni

Senior Partner

After gaining valuable management experience in the city of London, Sherif undertook postgraduate qualifications in law allowing him to be called to the Bar of England & Wales and qualifying as a Barrister. Sherif has undertaken extensive legal work at the International Labour Organization in the UN in Geneva, ICT Lawyers, and Crowell & Morning offices prior to founding Levari LLP in 2012. His area of expertise is in mergers & acquisition, corporate restructuring and investments, as well as international arbitration.


Sherif holds a BA (hons) in Business & Psychology from the University of Northampton (UK), a Graduate Diploma in Law from Oxford Brooks University (UK), the Bar Vocational Course from City Law School-University of London (UK).


Sherif is a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, member of the Charted Institute of Arbitrators, member of American Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Institute of Directors.


He is fluent in Arabic and English.