TRAINERS & CONSULTANTS

Sharif Akkad

One of the leading franchise lawyers in the Middle East with an extensive experience of over twenty years in corporate, commercial, and franchise, distributorship & licensing legalities, foreign investment law, and intellectual property rights.

In addition to having an enormous contribution in drafting the Saudi franchise law, Sharif has worked on numerous franchise, distributorship and license agreements and also worked as a legal advisor for major foreign corporations in relation to establishing joint ventures and associating several international companies in MENA.

With his in-depth legal experience of banking and Islamic finance, Sharif provides advice to both regional and international clients to help them in structuring their finance according to Islamic finance tools, and hence, was involved in the largest Islamic finance transactions in the region.
Sharif has pleaded many cases and arbitration disputes in connection with franchise, commercial, banking, civil, labor, and intellectual property matters before courts and judicial committees.

Sharif is a prominent speaker at major regional and international franchise conferences and frequently writes on franchise matters in regional and international print & online publications and media.