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Al Tamimi & Company

DIFC-6TH FLOOR, BUILDING 4 EAST, DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, PO BOX 9725, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Tel:
Work +971 4 364 1641
Fax:
Fax +971 4 364 1777
Email:
Web:
www.tamimi.com

Samer Qudah

Tel:
Work +971 4 331 7161
Email:
Al Tamimi & Company

Work Department

Corporate Structuring

Position

Partner, Head of Corporate Structuring

Career

Partner Samer Qudah heads the Corporate Structuring Department of Al Tamimi & Company, a team of over 50 lawyers spread across the firm’s offices across the Middle East.

Samer has extensive experience in structuring and restructuring entities and businesses for clients operating throughout the Gulf and the broader Middle East region.

He has wide ranging experience advising major blue chip organisations, financial institutions, government and semi-government concerns, SMEs, private equity funds, FMCG’s and TMT companies on a wide range of issues, in particular M&A transactions, legal due diligence, joint ventures, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, agency law issues, regulatory affairs, e-commerce, electronic transactions, privacy, data protection and other IT Law-related issues.

On the legislative side, Samer has been involved in the enactment of a number of local and federal laws and had led the legislative developments of the laws of free zones and special economic zones across the GCC.

Samer is also an experienced litigator which has given him a deep understanding of the legal and judiciary systems of the United Arab Emirates and he has drafted court pleadings in complex civil and commercial matters.

Samer joined Al Tamimi & Company in 1999 and has been a partner since 2007.

Languages

Arabic, English

Member

Jordanian Bar Association

Education

LLM, University of Aberdeen; LLB, University of Jordan


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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