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Al Tamimi & Company

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, BUILDING 4 EAST, 6TH FLOOR, SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD, PO BOX 9275, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Tel:
Work +971 4 364 1641
Fax:
Fax +971 4 364 1777
Email:
Web:
www.tamimi.com

United Arab Emirates

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company’s recent highlights include advising First Gulf Bank on the financing of the purchase of a hotel and assisting National Bank of Fujairah with a multi-tranche AED350m term loan facility for the development of an integrated petrochemicals and chemicals processing facility. Jody Waugh and Mamoon Khan are ‘technically excellent and diligent’. The team also has notable experience in advising international banks on Dubai International Financial Centre regulatory issues.

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

Al Tamimi & Company

Gary Watts’ team at Al Tamimi & Company fields specialists who act on high-profile M&A as well as cross-border structuring and restructuring transactions. Corporate structuring head Samer Qudah, who is ‘always on top of things’, is advising Grome Marketing on the restructuring of its subsidiaries and branches in several jurisdictions and with setting up a holding company in the UAE. Izabella Szadkowska, Marcus Wallman, Andrea Tithecott and James McCallum are also recommended.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

Al Tamimi & Company

At Al Tamimi & Company, non-contentious infrastructure specialist Scott Lambert is advising Iconic Developments on the construction of a mixed-use development, while Dean O’Leary is acting for a contractor in a Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) arbitration following on from claims by a subcontractor regarding mechanical, electrical and plumbing works. Other areas of expertise include mixed-use developments and hotel projects. Samsung C&T, Bloom Property and Habtoor Leighton Group are also key clients.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company is strong in white-collar crime and financial services disputes. It acted for Huawei Tech Investments in a patent infringement case against Etisalat and is representing a real estate development company in arbitration proceedings relating to breaches of sale and purchase agreements. Litigators Hassan Arab and Essam Al Tamimi, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) specialist Rita Jaballah and arbitrator Paul Turner are key contacts.

Leading individuals

Hassan Arab - Al Tamimi & Company

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company’s ‘outstanding’ team provides ‘spot-on’ advice. Practice head Samir Kantaria advised GlaxoSmithKline on the employment issues that followed its asset swap with Novartis. Abu Dhabi-based Ivor McGettigan is advising Etihad Rail on its staff restructuring project. Gordon Barr is ‘an excellent negotiator’.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company stands out for its strong trade mark prosecution and anti-counterfeiting capabilities, in addition to which it has been growing its domain name practice. Omar Obeidat successfully acted for a leading developer in a trade marks registry cancellation case and Munir Suboh represented 3M Company in a counterfeit products enforcement action.

Leading individuals

Omar Obeidat - Al Tamimi & Company

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 3

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Companydemonstrates excellent knowledge of Islamic finance products’. It recently handled various shari’ah-compliant project financings. Emirates NBD, First Gulf Bank and Standard Chartered are clients. Jody Waugh, senior associate Azlin Ahmad and Husam Hourani are key names.

Next generation lawyers

Azlin Ahmad - Al Tamimi & Company

Sakshi Sethi - Al Tamimi & Company

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company has substantial hospitality sector expertise through Tara Marlow, whose recent mandates include advising RIU Hotels & Resorts on its joint venture with Nakheel for the AED750m development of a hotel resort. Mohammed Kawasmi excels in real estate disputes and Jeremy Scott is recommended for mixed-use projects. Lisa Dale retired.

Next generation lawyers

Lada Shelkovnikova - Al Tamimi & Company

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 1

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company’s recent work covers ship and rig financing, ship arrests as well as bunker and charterparty claims. The team, led by the well-regarded Yazan Saoudi and Omar Omar, handles contentious and non-contentious matters locally and through its regional network.

Leading individuals

Omar Omar - Al Tamimi & Company

Yazan Saoudi - Al Tamimi & Company

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Al Tamimi & Company

Nick O’Connell’s team at Al Tamimi & Company has particular expertise in the fintech sector. Senior associate Fiona Robertson is advising a digital content company on issues surrounding its regional streaming and on-demand online service.

Leading individuals

Nick O’Connell - Al Tamimi & Company

Next generation lawyers

Fiona Robertson - Al Tamimi & Company

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United Arab Emirates: Capital markets

Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 1

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company combines ‘excellent knowledge, availability, commercial awareness and relationships with regulators’. It advised Dubai Park and Resorts, Ajman Bank and Dubai Islamic Bank on their respective recent Dubai Financial Markets (DFM) rights issuances. Practice head Ahmed Ibrahim is ‘the first choice for local equity capital market transactions’.

Leading individuals

Ahmed Ibrahim - Al Tamimi & Company

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