Firm Profile > Al Tamimi & Company > Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Al Tamimi & Company
AL SILA TOWER, LEVEL 26, ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET SQUARE
AL MARYAH ISLAND, PO BOX 44046
ABU DHABI
United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Arguably the region's own international firm, Al Tamimi & Company advises on cross-border deals covering the Arab world, with a particular area of strength in on-the-ground local law elements of deals. James MacCallum in Abu Dhabi has worked on key infrastructure M&A deals, while Andrew Tarbuck and Richard Catling have banking M&A expertise, which they often deploy in concert with notable London firms. The practice group is integrated with the firm's leadership, with Samer Qudah now the firm's managing partner on top of his expertise in restructuring, and firm senior partner Husam Hourani also having a track record in this space. Abdullah Mutawi co-heads the practice and has technology expertise.

Practice head(s):

Abdullah Mutawi; Samer Qudah

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Tarbuck; James MacCallum; Richard Catling; Fady Ghanem; Alex Ghazi; Andrea Tithecott

Testimonials

‘They are specialists, they understand the business and have an economical thinking on top of the legal one. They are highly professional and know the procedures and authorities very well. They get things done and provide the necessary advice as they take ownership of the project.’

‘Fady Ghanem is simply exceptional – a legal genius and business minded.’

‘What I really enjoy the most is the great level of expertise They have in-house and diversified industry experience. Customer support and availability is a plus for the team at Al Tamimi.’

‘Samer Al Qudah has always demonstrated the highest level of integrity, professionalism and close customer follow up. Despite his new and increasing responsibilities, he has kept the close ties and support to his customers. Great leadership qualities and skills.’

Key clients

Amazon

United Eastern Medical Services

Serenity Hospitality

Bose Corporation

AEG Ogden

United Arab Shipping Company

Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management

RAK Investment Authority

Bloom Holding

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo

Five Dining

Al Mana Retail

Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC (DIB)

BLME Holdings

Citigroup Global Markets

Twelve Seas Investment

GIC Private

ADQ

United Arab Emirates > Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation Tier 1

Al Tamimi & Company's practice in this space covers a wide range of work, and in particular is praised for its DIFC courts practice, headed by Rita Jaballah, who is notable for her role in some of the free zone's biggest cases. Locally-qualified firm chairman Essam Al Tamimi continues to be instructed in selected arbitration cases, and Egyptian-qualified arbitration specialist Naief Yahia is also notable, as is senior counsel Peter Woods. In Abu Dhabi, John Gaffney (a senior counsel) has experience as an arbitrator for bodies as diverse as DIAC and WIPO. In terms of advocacy, the team also includes senior counsel Patrick Dillon-Malone SC, a silk at the Irish Bar. This practice also dovetails with the firm's ability to litigate before the Arabic language onshore courts. Peter Smith left the firm in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Essam Al Tamimi; Hassan Arab; Rita Jaballah; Thomas Snider

Other key lawyers:

Naief Yahia; Peter Woods; John Gaffney; Patrick Dillon-Malone SC

Key clients

Walch & Schurti Attorneys At Law

beIn Sports

Oman Insurance Company

Mashreq Bank

US SEC

Dusty Tourani

Credit Suisse

LG Electronics

Al Suwaidi Engineering Group

First Abu Dhabi Bank

FAB Securities

Childescu

El Seif Engineering

KT & G

Standard Chartered Bank

Mediclinic

ARUP

HSBC

Majid Al Futtaim Group

United Arab Emirates > Dispute resolution: local litigation Tier 1

Al Tamimi & Company continues to have a strong bench in several emirates and is instructed across a full spectrum of disputes, often working in conjunction with its free zone litigation practice as well as its strong arbitration presence and offices across the Arab world. Naief Yahia in Dubai has both banking and construction litigation expertise, including cases involving well-connected employers, as well as handling key commercial agency disputes. UAE advocate and firm chairman Essam Al Tamimi is another notable name in Dubai. Mohamed Al Marzouqi, who heads the Abu Dhabi office, and Taiba Al Safar are other notable UAE advocates in the team. Zafer Oghli heads the team in Sharjah and also handles heavyweight commercial litigation, and Ammar Haykal, based in Ras al Khaimah, has handled a number of white-collar criminal cases of note.

Practice head(s):

Essam Al Tamimi; Hassan Arab

Other key lawyers:

Mohamed Al Marzouqi; Zafer Sheikh Oghli; Naief Yahia; Ammar Haykal

Key clients

Walch & Schurti Attorneys At Law

beIn Sports

Oman Insurance Company

Mashreq Bank

The US Securities and Exchange Commission

Credit Suisse

LG Electronics

Al Suwaidi Engineering Group

First Abu Dhabi Bank

FAB Securities

El Seif Engineering

KT & G

Standard Chartered Bank

Mediclinic

ARUP

HSBC

Majid Al Futtaim Group

United Arab Emirates > Employment Tier 1

Al Tamimi & Company has a sizeable employment practice and regularly acts on the employment aspects of high-profile M&A corporate transactions in the region. Key clients include banks and financial institutions, and companies in the IT and media sectors. The team has a strong presence in the local UAE courts and frequently handles cases before the DIFC and ADGM courts. Practice head Samir Kantaria has a 'commercially driven approach'. Gordon Barr is also noted and specialises in assisting financial institutions in the DIFC. Ivor McGettigan heads the Abu Dhabi practice and is 'outstanding'.

Practice head(s):

Samir Kantaria

Other key lawyers:

Gordon Barr; Ivor McGettigan

Testimonials

‘Excellent local knowledge of employment laws and pragmatic, easy to understand advice for non-lawyers.’

‘Samir Kantaria – First class knowledge of the law and able to explain the implications in a helpful and non-legal for HR professionals and other non-lawyers.’

‘The employment law team at Al Tamimi are an amazing “go to resource” on anything employment law and process related. They are very commercial and not only have knowledge on the law but on the practical application of the law by the relevant authorities. This means they are able to advise on practical solutions to issues and they always do so promptly.’

‘Ivor McGettigan is an outstanding employment law partner. He is always available to take our calls and he will often have answers to our questions immediately. I am not aware of any other employment law partner in the UAE that is as practical, accessible and knowledgeable on this area of law. A gold standard resource for our team.’

‘Very commercial and client focused.’

‘Samir Kantaria took a commercially driven approach to our matter and avoided incurring unnecessary costs where possible.’

Key clients

ENI

Intel Corporation Inc.

AT Kearney

Louis Vuitton

IKEA

Oracle Corporation

LinkedIn

Richemont

Microsoft

Airbus

Emirates NBD PJSC

Kellogg

Sony Music Entertainment

Adidas

Burberry

Friends Provident

Bose Corporation

Bechtel

General Electric

Mitsubishi Corporation

United Arab Emirates > Intellectual property Tier 1

Al Tamimi & Company's team is adept across all areas of intellectual property, with particular expertise in anti-counterfeiting in the fashion and luxury sector. The team is also known for managing complex trade mark portfolios and it also handles both inbound and outbound work in relation to patents and industrial designs. Practice head Omar Obeidat regularly advises on enforcement matters, IP portfolio management, litigation and prosecution. Ahmad Saleh is the regional head of patents & designs. Ahmed Zaza and Rasha Al Ardah are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Omar Obeidat; Ahmad Saleh

Other key lawyers:

Ahmed Zaza; Rasha Al Ardah

Key clients

OSN

3M

Caterpillar

BAT

Dassault Systems

FIFA

Vodafone

MBC Group

Ferrero Group

Richemont

United Arab Emirates > Real estate Tier 1

Al Tamimi & Company is active on strategic-level real estate matters, often involving deep questions of onshore UAE property law. Practice head Tara Marlow advises on titling issues concerning proposed planned developments (both residential and commercial), as well as hotel management agreements, while Mohammed Kawasmi has expertise, in addition to transactional work concerning properties and REITs, in advising public bodies on drafting new legislation, having handled such a project for Saudi Arabia. Senior associate Malek Al Rifai is also praised by clients.

Practice head(s):

Tara Marlow

Other key lawyers:

Mohammed Kawasmi; Malek Al Rifai

Testimonials

Thorough and up-to-date knowledge of real estate laws and regulations, in-depth analysis of real estate-related legal intricacies, and a strategic view on the real estate aspect of the deal‘.

Tara Marlow is an expert in the hospitality and leisure sector, with a strategic approach to mega scale acquisitions in the hospitality sector in Dubai‘.

The team is very responsive, they come up with solutions and innovative ideas for the problems that we are facing. Also they provide feedback regarding the potential problems that might arise before any do‘.

I am always dealing with Malek Al Rifai – he is always responsive and very knowledgeable, thinks outside of the box, can co-ordinate the team and always comes up with an answer or solution‘.

Their local law experience is outstanding while maintaining international professional standards and high level of service quality‘.

Always available and attend to minor details. Special reference should be made to Malek Al Refai from the property team‘.

This team has gone above and beyond in terms of true partnership and team ethic, delivering on both the task at hand but also keeping an eye on other moving parts‘.

Tara Marlow always provides insight beyond expectation with a solution focused mindset underpinned by her human-centred approach. Tara has always gone above and beyond and clearly values transparency, authenticity and the fact that each day and each challenge is unique. Her value system and approach provides for the basis upon which trust, respect and lasting relationships are built‘.

Key clients

HSBC Bank

Abu Dhabi National Hotels

King Abdullah Financial District Development and Management Company

Deyaar Development PSC

Al Ahli REIT

Dubai Aerospace

Aldar PJSC

CBRE

Steigenberger Hotels AG

Marriott

Jones Lang LaSalle

Dubai Properties LLC

IFA Hotels & Resorts LLC

Majid Al Futtaim LLC

RIU Hotels SA

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Emerald Palace Group

Facebook

Goldman Sachs

Gartner

Dhahran Techno Valley Company (KSA)

United Arab Emirates > TMT Tier 1

At Al Tamimi & Company, practice head Martin Hayward handles various government technology, data protection and IT outsourcing matters, as well as having expertise in 5G telecoms infrastructure projects. Abdullah Mutawi is a key name for venture capital and emerging companies. Among the firm's senior counsels, Australian-qualified and Dari-speaking Haroun Khwaja handles software licencing matters among other matters and Andrew Fawcett has particular expertise in the Internet of Things. Krishna Jhala in Abu Dhabi is a notable senior associate. Steve Bainbridge left the firm in September 2021.

Practice head(s):

Martin Hayward

Other key lawyers:

Abdullah Mutawi; Haroun Khwaja; Krishna Jhala

Testimonials

‘This is the best law firm in the region. What makes it unique is the internationally qualified and competitive lawyers, the network of law firms in the region able to give incisive legal advice in a number of jurisdictions, and the combination of a regional law firm with international aspirations and qualifications ’

‘A special mention to Abdullah Mutawi who is brilliant and creative and utterly committed to his clients. He is a leader in M&A, telecoms and media, and digital and has a keen understanding of the business. He is able to advise not simply on the legal matters but to put them in a broader business context ’

‘The depth of knowledge the team has across the relevant industries, combined with sharing and incorporating the very latest information and developments needed to provide a holistic picture.’

‘Having the breadth of experience across the industry allows Abdullah Mutawi to provide consistent clear and concise counsel. His subject matter expertise and eye for detail demands a level of trust only a few individuals can deliver.’

Key clients

Jaguar Land Rover

Image Nation

Nomura International

Ciena

SAP

Microsoft

Bain

Vice Media

Rotana

Amazon Studios

Arabian Radio Network

United Arab Emirates > Banking and finance: Corporate finance (including Islamic lending) Tier 2

Al Tamimi & Company advises a broad range of financial institutions across the UAE and GCC, as well as borrowers, on all aspects of the structuring, negotiating and documenting of finance transactions. The team advises on both conventional and Islamic law matters, and advises clients on matters ranging from boutique regulatory advice to large corporate transactions. Practice head Jody Waugh has 'outstanding depth of knowledge' and Mamoon Khan is a 'standout partner' who is 'extremely responsive and knowledgeable'. Mark Brown is praised for his 'hard working' and 'all rounded' approach.

Practice head(s):

Jody Waugh

Other key lawyers:

Mamoon Khan; Mark Brown

Testimonials

‘Second to none for local law matters. ’

‘Mamoon Khan is a standout partner, extremely responsive and knowledgeable.’

‘One of the strongest banking and finance teams in the region. Their knowledge of local laws and regulations, as well as ability to liaise with local governmental bodies, is unparalleled. They act as a one-stop shop for all our legal needs. ’

‘Jody Waugh: Outstanding depth of knowledge and always available to assist.

Mark Brown: Very approachable, hard-working, all-rounded approach and always delivers within the toughest timelines. ’

Key clients

Emirates NBD

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

ACWA

Dubai Islamic Bank

Barclays

Citibank

Standard Chartered Bank

HSBC

JP Morgan

Credit Suisse

Bank of Singapore

National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah

Mashreqbank

State Bank of India

MCB Bank

Bank of China

Agricultural Bank of China

ICICI Bank

United Arab Emirates > Banking and finance: Financial services regulation Tier 2

Al Tamimi & Company advises a significant number of financial institutions in the UAE on finance operations and activities in the UAE and GCC. The team covers a broad range of financial regulatory issues, from advising the regulators on laws and regulations, to establishment and licensing matters, acquisitions, and on-going regulatory compliance and investigations. Practice head Jody Waugh has extensive experience of advising regulators, banks, finance companies, investment banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of regulatory matters. Managing partner Husam Hourani, Mamoon Khan and Divya Abrol Gambhir are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Jody Waugh

Other key lawyers:

Husam Hourani, Mamoon Khan; Divya Abrol Gambhir

Key clients

MUFG

First Abu Dhabi Bank Mastercard

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Axis Bank

Mirabaud

Barclays

Citibank

Bank of America

HSBC

JPMorgan

Credit Suisse

Bank of Singapore

National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah

Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

American Express

Gulf International Bank

SAMBA Financial Group

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

ICICI Bank

United Arab Emirates > Capital markets Tier 2

Local regulatory matters surrounding interactions with both ESCA and the DFSA are core areas of expertise at Al Tamimi & Company, with the firm sole adviser to a Dubai government project to create a platform for trading shares in free zone companies. Public M&A and other issues with listed companies such as rights issues and capital reductions, as well as advice on international IPOs of companies with businesses with presences in the UAE are other work streams. Andrew Tarbuck and Husam Hourani are the key names for these seams of work, and Rafiq Jaffer's recent instructions have included sukuk issuances.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Tarbuck; Husam Hourani; Rafiq Jaffer

Testimonials

‘It has deep knowledge of local market rules and regulations.’

‘As the pre-eminent regional law firm with a very strong corporate client base, Al Tamimi are represented in most capital markets transaction in the region. They have very good relationships with regulators and stock exchanges, and are very strong at bringing local firms to market.’

‘Al Tamimi have really benefited from hiring Andrew Tarbuck who is an industry leader and is on top of capital markets transactions in the region. He’s always available and provides insightful advice that gets to the heart of the issues. He’s also very practical and can help clients get deals done despite challenges.’

‘Extremely plugged into the government and regulatory ecosystem.’

‘Very personable and accessible.’

Key clients

BLME

DIB

Citigroup

Network International

DAFZA

Tabarak Investment

Marka

Deyaar

Wahed

Wirecard

The First Group

United Arab Emirates > Dispute resolution: compliance and investigations Tier 2

At Al Tamimi & Company, locally-qualified Khalid Al Hamrani handles a range of disputes before the UAE courts in the financial crime space, and French-qualified Ibtissem Lassoued contributes expertise in both UK and US anti-corruption law and a broader perspective on anti-money laundering matters. Osama Daneshyar, who qualified as a barrister in England, is a notable senior counsel.

Practice head(s):

Khalid Al Hamrani; Ibtissem Lassoued

Other key lawyers:

Osama Daneshyar

United Arab Emirates > Investment fund formation and management Tier 2

Jody Waugh heads an Al Tamimi & Company banking practice that also has expertise in a range of funds mandates including REITs, ETFs, credit and venture capital funds. Rafiq Jaffer works with the firm's Bahrain office on a number of regulatory matters and Divya Abrol Gambhir, who has key connections with Indian banks, has expertise in the formation and management of funds domiciled in the ADGM. Senior associate Dennis Ryan is able to utilise previous experience gained in the offshore space.

Practice head(s):

Jody Waugh

Other key lawyers:

Rafiq Jaffer; Divya Abrol Bhamhir; Dennis Ryan

United Arab Emirates > Shipping Tier 2

Yazan Saoudi heads Al Tamimi & Company's broader transport practice. Omar Omar  is a key name handling litigation concerning vessel arrests and other matters before the local courts, as well as a number of matters concerning issues such as ship registration, often with Saudi cross-over.

Practice head(s):

Yazan Saoudi; Omar Omar

Testimonials

‘They are one of the biggest local firms in UAE and they are good with Corporate & Commercial, litigation, shipping, employment etc.’

‘Omar Omar has been with the firm for over a decade and is a very knowledgeable and good lawyer.’

United Arab Emirates > Construction Tier 3

At Al Tamimi & Company, senior counsel Euan Lloyd focuses on a range of construction contracting matters for both employers and contractors in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other key GCC jurisdictions. He and John Gaffney also are active on either side of the table in non-litigation termination matters, as well as full-blown disputes. Thomas Snider, the firm's head of arbitration, also includes construction disputes in his practice and Naief Yahia is a key name for construction litigation.

Practice head(s):

Euan Lloyd

Other key lawyers:

John Gaffney; Thomas Snider; Naief Yahia

Key clients

Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC)

MBC

Sheikh Suroor Project Department

Abu Dhabi Motorsports Company

Modon Properties

ANDRITZ

OCS

RAK government entities

GFH Financial Group

Arcadis

Dubai Islamic Bank

Tornado Rover

Eagle Hills

JUWI

Edamah

Al Gharbia Pipe Company

Dubai Metals

Aurecon

Ennead

United Arab Emirates > Infrastructure and projects (including project finance) Tier 4

Al Tamimi & Company has 'extensive corporate and project finance experience' and advises on projects relating to the power and transmission, water and waste, oil and gas, and rail and transport sectors. Practice head Mark Brown has significant experience advising on GCC projects. Jody Waugh is also well recognised in the region.

Practice head(s):

Mark Brown

Other key lawyers:

Jody Waugh; Ashish Banga

Testimonials

‘ATCO has extensive corporate and project finance experience in the Middle-East especially in UAE. Their advice is based on various precedents, and the time to respond is satisfactorily short.’

‘Mark Brown, partner of ATCO, gave us in-depth advisory in the transaction we recently worked with.’

‘In-depth knowledge of local law issues.’

‘Ashish Banga (Senior Associate) : very responsive and was helpful in finding solutions (not just causing problems). ’

‘Good communication skills and attention to detail. Patience!’

Key clients

ACWA Power

Marubeni

JBIC

Softbank Energy

Engie

Eni

NOMAC

Gulf Investment Corporation

Noor Energy

Shuaa Energy

SMBC

BNP Paribas

Mizuho

NEXI

 

The firm

Al Tamimi & Company is the largest law firm in the Middle East with 17 offices across nine countries. Established in 1989, we are a full service commercial firm combining knowledge, experience and expertise to ensure our clients have access to the best legal solutions that are commercially sound and cost effective.

Our clients are at the centre of everything that we do – their business is our business.
Our strength comes from our clients’ trust that we will provide them the quality of service that they deserve. Therefore, we make it our business to find creative and commercial legal solutions whilst focusing on making the law work for them. Over the years, we have acted for a wide variety of clients, including: government bodies; government or semi-government owned entities; local, regional and international companies; banks and financial institutions; along with both international and regional law firms.

We’re not like everyone else.
As a firm, we have the ability to practice local law in each of the nine jurisdictions where we have a presence. This means that each of our licensed litigators have rights of audience before local courts. We are proud of this unique strength, which truly sets us apart from the competition.

Doing Business in the Middle East?
So are we! Our regional footprint means that wherever our clients are doing business in the region, we are there to support them. Our expansion has been strategic and client driven. Our values define who we are and what is important to us. As a firm, we have grown based on a set of core values, which are integral to all that we do.

Areas of practice

As the Middle East’s largest law firm Al Tamimi & Company has vast experience acting for clients across many jurisdictions in the region. Through our full service offering we are able to provide legal advice with a one-stop-shop for all your legal requirements. We offer specialist legal advice in the following practice areas: arbitration; aviation; automotive; banking and finance; capital markets; commercial; construction and infrastructure; corporate services; education; employment and incentives; Expo 2020; family business and private wealth; financial crime; FMCG; healthcare; hotels and leisure; mergers and acquisitions; projects; rail; regulatory; shipping; sports and events management; transport and logistics.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Chairman Essam Al Tamimi e.tamimi@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Senior Partner Husam Hourani h.hourani@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Managing Partner Samer Qudah s.qudah@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Deputy Managing Partner Mohamed Al Marzouqi m.almarzouqi@tamimi.com +971 2 813 0444
Deputy Managing Partner Jody Waugh j.waugh@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Arbitration Thomas Snider t.snider@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Arbitration Hassan Arab h.arab@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Aviation Yazan Saoudi y.saoudi@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Banking & Finance Husam Hourani h.hourani@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Banking & Finance Jody Waugh j.waugh@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Capital Markets Andrew Tarbuck a.tarbuck@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Commercial advisory Willem Steenkamp w.steenkamp@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Competition law Omar Obeidat o.obeidat@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Construction & Infrastructure Euan Lloyd e.lloyd@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Corporate governance Andrea Tithecott a.tithecott@tamimi.com +971 2 813 0444
Corporate structuring Samer Qudah s.qudah@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Corporate structuring Omer Khan o.khan@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Corporate Structuring Izabella Szadkowska i.szadkowska@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Debt capital markets Andrew Tarbuck a.tarbuck@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Debt capital markets Rafiq Jaffer r.jaffer@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Corporate Services Izabella Szadkowska i.szadkowska@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Education Ivor McGettigan i.mcgettigan@tamimi.com +971 2 813 0444
Education Ahmad Saleh ah.saleh@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Employment & Incentives Samir Kantaria s.kantaria@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Employment & Incentives Gordon Barr g.barr@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Employment & Incentives Ivor McGettigan i.mcgettigan@tamimi.com +971 2 813 0444
Family Business & Private Wealth Richard Catling r.catling@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Financial Crime Khalid Al Hamrani k.alhamrani@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Financial Crime Ibtissem Lassoued i.lassoued@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Financial services regulation and enforcement Jody Waugh j.waugh@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Financial services regulation and enforcement Rita Jaballah r.jaballah@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Healthcare Andrea Tithecott a.tithecott@tamimi.com +971 2 813 0444
Hotels & Leisure Tara Marlow t.marlow@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Insurance Yazan Saoudi y.saoudi@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
IP Omar Obeidat o.obeidat@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
IP Ahmad Saleh ah.saleh@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Legislative drafting Mohammed Al Marzouqi m.almarzouqi@tamimi.com +971 2 813 0444
Legislative drafting Hassan ElTahir h.eltahir@tamimi.com +971 2 813 0444
Litigation Hussein Eisa Al Shiri h.shiri@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Litigation Ahmed Allouz a.allouz@tamimi.com +974 4 364 1641
Litigation Hassan Arab h.arab@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Maritime and shipping Omar Omar o.omar@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Maritime and shipping Yazan Saoudi y.saoudi@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Mergers & Acquisitions Abdullah Mutawi a.mutawi@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Private client services Essam Al Tamimi e.tamimi@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Private equity Richard Catling r.catling@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Private equity Abdullah Mutawi a.mutawi@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Private Notary Taiba Al Safar t.alsafar@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Projects Mark Brown m.brown@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Real estate Tara Marlow t.marlow@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Real estate Mohammed Kawasmi m.kawasmi@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Rail Foutoun Hajjar f.hajjar@tamimi.com +973 1710 8933
Regulatory Andrea Tithecott a.tithecott@tamimi.com +971 2 813 0444
Sports & events management Steve Bainbridge s.bainbridge@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Tax law Shiraz Khan s.khan@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Technology, media and telecommunications Martin Hayward m.hayward@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Technology, media and telecommunications Fiona Robertson f.robertson@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Transport & Logistics Yazan Saoudi y.saoudi@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Transport & Logistics Omar Omar o.omar@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Automotive Samir Kantaria s.kantaria@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Aviation Yazan Saoudi y.saoudi@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Expo 2020 Steve Bainbridge s.bainbridge@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
FMCG Samer Qudah s.qudah@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Ahmad Saleh ah.saleh@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
China Group Jody Waugh j.waugh@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
India Group Samir Kantaria s.kantaria@tamimi.com +971 4 331 7161
Korea Group Omar Omar o.omar@tamimi.com +971 4 364 1641
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Mohamed Al Marzouqi  photo Mr Mohamed Al Marzouqi Deputy Managing Partner, Head of Litigation, Abu Dhabi
Mr Andrew Fawcett  photo Mr Andrew Fawcett Senior Counsel
Mr Alex Ghazi  photo Mr Alex Ghazi Head of Office, Abu Dhabi
Mr Euan Lloyd  photo Mr Euan Lloyd Senior Counsel
Mr James MacCallum  photo Mr James MacCallum Partner, Head of Corporate Commercial, Abu Dhabi
Mr Ivor McGettigan  photo Mr Ivor McGettigan Partner, Employment
Mr El Ameir Noor  photo Mr El Ameir Noor Partner
Mrs Andrea Tithecott  photo Mrs Andrea Tithecott Partner, Head of Regulatory
Number of lawyers worldwide : 370
:
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
Australian Business Group
ABA (American Bar Association)
British Business Group
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Employment Lawyers Association
Energy Institute
International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI)
GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre
International Council for Commercial Arbitration

 

Diversity and Inclusion at Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company is committed to maintaining its high levels of diversity.  With over 50 different nationalities and cultural backgrounds amongst our people, we celebrate diversity.  This is one law firm where there is no stereotype, enabling our people to be who they are and value the differences in one another.

The Firm is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and respectful work environment which recognises and values the diversity of all its employees, stakeholders and clients. We acknowledge that every employee, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or cultural background, disability, religious belief, political affiliation, socioeconomic origin, or family responsibilities can make a valuable contribution to achieving the business outcomes. Moreover, we strongly believe outcomes are strengthened with a diverse team.

The Firm promotes an environment where equity and inclusion is encouraged and supported and where all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying are eliminated. 

We will achieve this objective by: 

  • Raising awareness of and promoting workplace diversity within the Firm.
  • Integrating the principles of workplace diversity into business and human resource management policies, practices and systems.
  • Encouraging employees to identify and maximise use of their life skills and experiences in the workplace.
  • Encouraging managers to recognise and draw on the diversity of their employees.
  • Ensuring employees are not subjected to discrimination or unfair treatment in the workplace on grounds such as, ethnicity, race, gender, age, physical or mental disability or personal responsibilities.
  • Upholding and promote the Al Tamimi & Company Values, Employment Principles and Code of Conduct

 

Ensuring employees and those seeking employment with the Firm receive fair and equitable treatment in accessing employment opportunities, employees selection processes, career development and mobility arrangements