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Al Tamimi & Company

AL SILA TOWER, LEVEL 26, ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET SQUARE, AL MARYAH ISLAND, PO BOX 44046, ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Tel:
Work +971 2 813 0444
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Web:
www.tamimi.com

James MacCallum

Tel:
Work +971 2 813 0444
Email:
Al Tamimi & Company

Work Department

Corporate Commercial

Position

Partner, Head of Corporate Commercial, Abu Dhabi

Career

James MacCallum is a Partner in the Corporate Commercial practice in Abu Dhabi. He also co-heads the Al Tamimi & Company Healthcare Practice Group.

James’ principal areas of expertise are corporate and commercial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, regulatory compliance, commercial contracts, and business licensing.  He advises and assists a wide variety of private sector and governmental concerns (both local and international). 

The industry focus of James’ practice in recent years has been on the expanding private sector healthcare market (including the detailed regulatory framework applicable to it), as well as defence and industrial projects.

James is a British-qualified solicitor, who has been practising law in the UAE since joining Al Tamimi & Co in 2003.  He practised for five years in the firm’s Dubai office and has since 2008 headed the Al Tamimi & Co corporate commercial practice in Abu Dhabi.

Languages

English, French

Member

1996 – Solicitor in England & Wales

Education

1992 - Diplôme d’études juridiques françaises, Strasbourg University

1993 – LLB, Law with French, Leicester University


United Arab Emirates

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Al Tamimi & Company has a reputation for handling the technical points of onshore UAE law and is frequently sought out to handle this aspect of agenda-setting global deals. James MacCallum spearheaded a multi-office team made up of practitioners from across the the region, working with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, to advise on General Electric's sale of its global water business; MacCullum also assisted the same referring law firm and lay client with the sale of its industrial solutions business to ABB. Other work for MacCallum included acting as main transaction counsel to Star Satellite Telecommunications, a subsidiary of Yahsat, on purchasing satellite phone business Thuraya. Alex Saleh advised Shuaa Capital on a part-purchase of Amwal Investment. Dubai office managing partner Husam Hourani acted for Emaar on the spin-off of its development arm, which was subsequently listed on the Dubai Financial Market. Izabella Szadkowska, who is qualified in New Zealand, is a key contact for restructuring mandates. Samer Qudah is the firm's head of corporate structuring. Other key contacts include corporate and commercial head Gary Watts and Ali Bachrouch, who heads the firm's Northern Emirates corporate practice from Sharjah. The firm also has an office in Ras Al Khaimah. Abdullah Mutawi is a new hire from Baker Botts L.L.P..

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