Collis Abrahams is an associate in the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Practice Group, based in Dubai. Collis concentrates on white-collar criminal defence, regulatory enforcement and internal investigative matters involving economic sanctions and money laundering.

    Collis was educated in South Africa and is a qualified lawyer with full rights of audience. He holds an LLB and an LLM from Nelson Mandela University and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

    Collis’ professional experience is diverse, but has tended to focus on the financial services sector. Before joining the firm, Collis worked for an Icelandic institutional investor services company and the Dubai branch of a US-headquartered money services and international remittances company, in both cases in a financial crimes prevention role. He is particularly experienced in money laundering and sanctions advisory matters.

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    Education

    • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), 2020
    • Nelson Mandela University, LL.M., 2018
    • Nelson Mandela University, LL.B., 2010

    Admissions

    • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), 2020
    • South Africa, 2011

    Languages

    • English
    • Afrikaans
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