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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
Email:
Web:
www.tamimi.com

Alex Ghazi

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

Work Department

Corporate Commercial

Position

Head of Office, Abu Dhabi

Career

Alex is Head of Al Tamimi’s Abu Dhabi Office and a specialist corporate lawyer. Until recently. Alex was the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Arabtec Holding PJSC, based in Abu Dhabi.

Alex obtained his LLM (Masters Degree) in International Business Law in 1993 (from France) and after training and working with Clifford Chance (Paris and Dubai), he moved to Marriott International in Dubai and then in London, heading the legal department for Europe and the Middle East. He later became the Chief Legal Officer for Abdul Latif Jameel in Jeddah before joining Arabtec, in July 2013 as Chief Legal Officer for Arabtec Construction.

Alex spent most of his working career as a corporate and commercial lawyer, involved in various international transactions. Over the years, he led various legal teams and departments in different industrial sectors, starting from real estate development, to automotive, to construction. 

Languages

English, French, Arabic

Education

1991 - Université de Panthéon – Assas, Paris II, Paris, France Masters in general private law (companies’ law & special contracts law (equivalent to LLB))

1993 - Université de Nanterre, Paris X, Nanterre, France Diplôme d’Etude Supérieur Spécialisé (DESS) (equivalent to LLM)) of International Trade Law


United Arab Emirates

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Al Tamimi & Company stands out for its 'extensive local experience and relationships and global best practice, enabling it to provide solutions for its clients'. Husam Hourani has 'a unique ability to identify and resolve regulatory and transaction-related challenges for publicly offering and listing companies in the UAE'; he advised Emaar Development as local counsel on its IPO, which raised $1.3bn. The firm also assisted Ithmaar Holding with gaining a secondary listing on the Dubai Financial Market. Mohamed Khodeir and senior associate Yousef Al Amly advised Union Cement on a take-private, including delisting its shares from the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX). In Abu Dhabi, Alex Ghazi advised Wahat Al Zaweya Holding on listing its shares on ADX's secondary market. Other ECM clients include United Arab Bank, which Hourani assisted with a rights issue. Turning to debt capital markets, Jody Waugh advised Acwa Power on the local law elements of a bond issuance connected to existing power projects. Divya Abrol Gambhir has securitisation expertise, including matters concerning novel revenue streams. Andrew Tarbuck, who is based in the firm's Dubai office, is a new hire from Hogan Lovells (Middle East) LLP. Ahmed Ibrahim is now at Matouk Bassiouny & Ibrahim- in association with Amal Advocates and legal Consultants.

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