Founder & Managing Partner
KARM Legal Consultants
Kokila is a Corporate/Commercial and technology lawyer with over 17 years of experience in the middle east. She has worked with major corporations, government and semi government bodies, high net worth individuals and start-ups over the years. In addition to this, she has Masters in Law, in Digital Economy from the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, certification of Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme from Oxford University and Fintech Programme from Harvard Business School has helped her develop an expertise in the area of newer technologies. Owing to her core strength as an ardent corporate commercial lawyer with a strong financial service and technology background, her strong entrepreneurial skills and her formidable experience in the region as both a lawyer and an entrepreneur, she established KARM Legal as a boutique legal firm. KARM provides legal advise on Fintech Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Data Protection, AI, Robo-advisory and open banking. Under the mentorship of Kokila, the firm has advise multiple crypto-exchanges, token offerings (STO/UTO), consortium/enterprise blockchains, crowdfunding platforms and payment gateways for legally setting up and operating in the region and beyond. She also has exposure to transactions in varied industries including healthcare, real estate, media, retail and hospitality industry, She has a keen interest in Data Protection laws. At KARM, she has provided legal advice to clients providing highly specialized technology offering including Fintech, MedTech, InsureTech focused entities She also has a significant experience in investments.
* Founding member -MENA Fintech Association
* Member -Fintech Working Group Arab Monetary Fund
* Head Member of Regulatory Vertical in Dubai Digital Asset Association (D2A2)- Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy
*Legality of the Smart Contracts in UAE, Smart SMB Magazine, Januar