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Al Tamimi & Company

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company's well-regarded office in Amman works closely with the firm's impressive network of offices throughout the Middle East, offering clients a strong integrated service. Office head Khaled Saqqaf divides his time between Jordan and Iraq and is backed up by a strong team of senior associates, including Dana Abduljaleel and Zeina Al Nabih. The team handles a broad range of commercial matters, including M&A, employment, franchising, and day-to-day matters. The firm is a popular choice among major banks, including Standard Chartered, which it acted for on the financing of a major clothes manufacturer. Mohannad Jarrar was a new arrival in 2019 from International Business Legal Associates (IBLAW).

Leading individuals

Khaled Saqqaf - Al Tamimi & Company

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company is recommended for international arbititration and commercial litigation, and is active in major distributor and agency-related claims, as well as banking, real estate, maritime and insurance disputes. It is acting for Archer Daniels Midland Company in three disputes with the Jordanian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply concerning various governmental tenders. Other clients include LG Electronics, Standard Chartered Bank, and Daimler AG. Samer Al Zuriekat heads the highly rated team.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company has a strong record handling major energy projects, where it acts for lenders and sponsors. Recently it advised Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company on a 200MW solar energy project in Tilal Al Rukban. Other clients include Eagle Hills, Standard Chartered Bank and National Bank of Kuwait. Khaled Saqqaf leads the team.

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