Al Tamimi was proud to be the headline sponsor at this year’s ASPIRE4SPORT Congress and Exhibition, held in Doha from 16 to 19 November 2013. A press conference was held on Sunday 17 November to launch the firm's new Regional Sports Law Practice, the first dedicated sports law practice in the Middle East. Regional Head of Sports Law Steve Bainbridge; Partner and Head of Qatar Office Mohamed Khodeir, and Senior Associate Saleh Al Obeidli, all participated in the press conference which drew interest from a wide range of English and Arabic media. The coverage included was featured on Al Jazeera Sports, Al-Kass Sports Channel and Dubai Sports.
Saleh had the opportunity to meet with General Secretary of the Qatar Olympic Committee H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, and present him with a book on 'European Sports Law and Policy Bulletin: International and Comparative Sports Justice' in which Saleh authored the UAE Sports Law chapter. The conference was attended by various international sporting personalities and celebrity athletes.