Dana Abdulkarim is a corporate partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

Dana has experience across a broad range of corporate law matters, including domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, rights issues, group reorganisations, private equity transactions and general corporate advisory matters.



Named a ‘Rising Star in Law’ by WeAreTheCity (2019)

Named a ‘Future Women’s Leader’ by McKinsey & Company (2018)

Recipient of the Ambassador’s Honours for contributions to Bahrain and assistance in promoting women’s legal rights in the region (2016)

Memberships & Affiliations

Volunteer Consultant, Grow Movement Africa

Mentor, Sutton Trust


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017, Admitted to practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • English
  • Arabic


  • University of Law, LondonLL.M., Professional Legal Practicewith Distinction2014
  • London School of Economics and Political ScienceLL.B.First Class Honours2014

    Dechert Prize for Best Overall Performance in Property Law

    Hogan Lovells Prize for Best Overall Performance in Law of Business Associations

    LSE100 Prize for Outstanding Performance on the LSE100 Course