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Karl Masi, Associate

Karl Masi specialises in complex cross-border disputes and investigations, usually involving allegations of fraud, corruption and dishonesty.

Karl Masi, Associate

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Karl is a barrister with over ten years’ experience advising individuals and corporates on a broad range of financial services, regulatory and white-collar crime issues, often with a cross-border element.

Karl is based in our Dubai office and advises on complex dispute resolution matters across multiple sectors and jurisdictions, including the Dubai International Financial Centre, the Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts and the English High Court, as well as arbitration matters before local and international centres.

Karl’s experience includes off-shore civil fraud litigation, multi-jurisdictional matters involving the SEC, DOJ, BaFin, OFAC the FCA and other bodies. He has also acted in relation to extradition, confiscation, civil asset recovery and related enforcement proceedings.

Prior to joining the Dubai office, Karl worked in London for a boutique Tier 1 Corporate Investigations firm. Karl also practised at the UK Bar for seven years as counsel with a particular emphasis on financial crime and financial services regulatory work.


  • Acting for an individual in connection with an investigation by the Dubai Financial Services Authority for alleged breaches of DIFC Regulatory Law and rules relating to auditors.
  • Advising a FinTech on a multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigation
  • Advising the CEO of a private Bank in a regulatory investigation into alleged currency  manipulation in the Middle-East.
  • Advising a corporate in connection with a public inquiry and criminal investigation
  • Advising a corporate in enforcement proceedings in the UK High Court