Biography

Ahmed Amonette is a U.S. qualified attorney practicing in the firm’s Regional Financial Crime practice and has extensive experience advising clients on white-collar matters with a nexus to the MENA region, as well as providing strategic counsel to clients seeking to mitigate their regulatory, criminal and reputational risk in the areas of anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-bribery and corruption.

Mr. Amonette also has extensive experience advising clients on U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, U.S. anti-terrorism laws, and US sanctions laws administered and enforced by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Prior to joining Al Tamimi, Mr. Amonette was as an associate with a regional law firm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he advised on a number of regulatory mandates on behalf of governmental entities and government owned companies, including the Saudi Ministry of Finance. He also worked as an associate with an international boutique litigation firm based in Washington, DC where his practice focused primarily on the representation of clients in high-profile cross-border litigation matters and international disputes connected to the MENA region.

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Recent Experience

  • Representation of an American venture capital fund in a financial fraud matter
  • Advising a Japanese financial services company regarding compliance with Saudi Arabian anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws.
  • Advising an American multinational technology corporation regarding international sanctions and travel restrictions.
  • Advising a global payment technology solutions company regarding internal corporate anti-bribery policies concerning government-owned entities.
  • Advising the UAE branch of a multinational luxury goods company regarding a financial fraud matter.
  • Advising an international cryptocurrency company in relation to crypto fraud and asset recovery.

Language(s)

  • Arabic
  • English

Education

2009 – Juris Doctor, University of Tulsa College of Law

2006 – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Denver

Admission

2012 – District of Columbia, United States.