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A clear focus on winning

Cultivating success for our clients starts with providing innovative solutions backed by outstanding service. Al Tamimi delivers world-class legal advise that support the growth ambitions of our clients. Our awards and accolades speak volumes for the quality of service we provide our clients as well as our track record as a leading corporate law firm in the Middle East. The recognition we’ve received over the years is a testament to our client-focused approach and reputation as an industry-leading law firm. We highlight our numerous awards and accolades below.



2019
  • Managing Intellectual Property – IP STAR
    • Middle Eastern Firm of the Year – Contentious 2019 Award
  • Global Arbitration Review
    • Top 100 Law Firm
  • Middle East Legal Awards
    • Regulatory and Investigations Team of the Year
    • Rising Star Award: Sara Koleilat-Aranjo
    • Highly Recommended: Best Use of Technology (for E-Litigation)
  • Who’s Who Legal 2019
    • United Arab Emirates – Firm of the Year
  • Global Law Experts
2018
  • The Oath Middle East Middle East Legal Awards 2018
    • Employment Team of the Year
    • Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
    • Law Firm of the Year – KSA
    • Law Firm of the Year – Qatar
    • Law Firm of the Year – UAE
    • Regional Law Firm of the Year
    • Honorable mentions
      • IP Team of the Year
      • Real Estate & Construction Team of the Year
      • Law Firm of the Year – Oman
      • Law Firm of the Year – Bahrain
  • Managing Intellectual Property – IP STARS
    • UAE
      • Copyright – Recommended
      • Patent contentious – Recommended
      • Patent prosecution – Highly Recommended
      • Trade mark – Tier 1
      • Trade mark – Highly Recommended
    • Bahrain
      • Intellectual Property – Highly Recommended
    • Kuwait
      • Intellectual Property – Recommended
    • Saudi Arabia
      • Intellectual Property – Highly Recommended
  • Who’s Who Legal – United Arab Emirates Firm of the Year 2018
  • The Middle East Legal Awards 2018
    • Regional Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice
    • Corporate Team of the Year
    • Highly commended in the Banking and Finance category
  • IFLR Middle East Awards 2018
    • Innovative Firm of the Year – UAE, Iraq & Qatar
    • Equity Deal of the Year – ADNOC Distribution IPO
    • Rising Star Award – Zeina Al Nabih
    • Debt and Equity – Linked Deal of the Year – GCC
2017
  • Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards
    • Financial Institutions Deal of the Year: Warba Bank USD 250 Million Tier 1 Sukuk;
    • Private Sector Loan Deal of the Year: Ahalia Group USD 420 Million Dual Currency Term Loan;
    • Trade & Export Finance Deal of the Year: Kuwait National Petroleum Co USD 6.245 Billion ECA backed Loan Facility; and
    • Structured Finance Deal of the Year: ACWA Power USD 814 Million Structured Bond
  • 2017 The Oath Middle East Legal Awards
    • Regional Law Firm of the Year
    • Bahrain Law Firm of the Year
    • KSA Law Firm of the Year
  • 2017 Meed Awards
    • Law Firm of the Year
  • IFLR Middle East Awards 2017
    • UAE Law Firm of the Year
    • Qatar Law Firm of the Year
    • Iraq Law Firm of the Year
    • Restructuring Deal of the Year – Adeem Investment and Wealth Management restructuring
    • M&A Deal of Year – Adeptio AD Investments / Americana
  • Managing IP Stars 2017 – Law Firm of the year
  • IP Stars 2017 – Tier 1 Firm
  • World Trademark Review (WTR) 2017 – Gold tier firm in the UAE
  • The Middle East Legal Awards 2017
    • Regional Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice
    • Christina Sochacki, Associate of the Year Award
  • Who’s Who Legal 2017 – United Arab Emirates Firm of the Year
  • Lawyers World Global Awards 2017 – Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year (United Arab Emirates)
  • 2017 LawyerIssue Awards – Litigation Firm of the Year (Qatar)
2016
  • The Oath Middle East Awards 2016:
    • Multiple awards
      • Regional Law Firm of the Year
      • Employment Team of the Year
      • Intellectual Property Team of the Year
  • IFLR Middle East Awards 2016
    • Multiple awards 
      • UAE Firm of the Year – National Winner
      • Debt and Equity Linked Deal of the Year for Boubyan Bank Sukuk

    Asian-MENA Counsel

    • Multiple wins
      • In-House Community Firm of the Year
      • Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)
      • Anti-Trust/Competition
      • Capital Markets
      • Compliance/Regulatory
      • Corporate and M&A
      • Employment
      • Insurance
      • Intellectual Property
      • Islamic Finance
      • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
      • Maritime & Shipping
      • Restructuring & Insolvency
      • Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm

    Honourable Mentions in the UAE

    • Banking & Finance
    • Real Estate/ Construction

    Asia Best Employer Brand Awards

    • Promoting Health in the Workplace

    Corporate Counsel Middle East (CCME) Awards

    • Employment Team of the Year

    Legal Business Awards

    • International Law Firm of the Year

    Sharjah Economic Development (SEDD)

    • Strategic Partner Awards (Sharjah office)
2015
  • IFLR Middle East Awards 2015
    • Lifetime Achievement Award – Essam Al Tamimi
    • UAE Firm of the Year – National Winner
    • Qatar Firm of the Year – National Winner
    • Equity Deal of the Year (Emaar Malls IPO)
    • Domestic Deal of the Year (Warba Bank Shana-Complaint Auto Finance Securitization
  • Middle East Law Firm of the Year 2015 – Legal Week Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2015
  • 6th Asia Best Employer Brand Awards 2015
    • CEO with HR Orientation
    • Award for Excellence in Training
  • Oath Middle East Awards 2015:
    • Multiple wins:
      • Regional Law Firm of the Year
      • Corporate Team of the Year
  • Client Choice Awards 2015:
    • Litigation category winners
  • Asian-MENA Counsel for multiple categories:
    • In-House Community Firm of the Year
    • Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm
    • Anti-Trust/ Competition
    • Aviation
    • Banking and Finance
    • Employment
    • Intellectual Property
    • International Arbitration
    • Islamic Finance
    • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
    • Real Estate/ Construction
  • Asia Best Employer Brands Awards:
    • Excellence in Training
    • CEO with HR Orientation – Husam Hourani
  • ACQ Global Awards 2015:
    • Middle East Law Firm of the Year
  • Corporate Livewire’s M & A 2015 Winners Guide:
    • Law Firm of the Year 2015
  • Legal Week Corporate Counsel Awards:
    • Middle East Law Firm of the Year 2015
2014
  • FLR Middle East Awards 2014
    • Managing Partner of the Year award
    • UAE Firm of the Year award
    • Jordan Firm of the Year award
    • M&A Deal of the Year award
    • Project Finance Deal of the Year award
  • Euromoney Global Arbitration Awards
    • Middle East Law Firm of the Year 2014
  • Trade & Export Excellence ME Awards 2014
    • IPRS Law Firm of the Year
  • GCC Best Employer Brands Awards 2014
    • Award for Excellence in Training
2013
  • Zawya Funds
    • Voted Law Firm of the year 2013
  • IFLR Middle East Awards 2013
    • Managing Partner of the Year award
    • UAE Law Firm of the Year award
    • Iraq Law Firm of the Year award
    • Restructuring Deal of the Year award
  • Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2013
    • Middle East Law Firm of the Year 2013
  • Managing Intellectual Property
    • Middle East IP Firm of the Year 2013
  • The Training & Development Awards 2013
    • Best Leadership Training Program
  • Trade & Export ME Excellence Awards 2013
    • International Trade Law Firm of the Year
2012
  • Islamic Finance News (IFN)
    • Global Sukuk Deal of the Year 2012
    • Kuwait Country Deal of the Year 2012
    • Best Real Estate & Property Law Firm 2012
  • ALB The Brief Middle East Law Awards 2012
    • Managing Partner of the Year – Husam Hourani
    • Litigation Law Firm of the Year
    • Middle East Law Firm of the Year
    • Islamic Finance Deal of the Year
    • M&A Deal of the Year
  • Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards
    • Middle East Law Firm of the Year 2012
    • Commercial Team of the Year 2012
    • Corporate Team of the Year 2012
  • Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2012
    • Corporate and Commercial Law Firm of the Year, UAE
    • M&A Law Firm of the Year, Qatar
  • Islamic Finance News Awards
    • Islamic Finance Law Firm of the year 2012 (Real Estate)
  • ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL ‘IN-HOUSE COMMUNITY FIRM OF THE YEAR’ in the United Arab Emirates for the following categories:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Compliance/ Regulatory
    • Environmental
    • Intellectual Property
    • International Arbitration
    • Islamic Finance
    • Maritime & Shipping
    • Real Estate/ Construction
    • Telecommunications, Media & Technology
  • Acquisition International 2012 M&A Awards
    • M&A Law Firm of the Year in Qatar
    • M&A Due Diligence Firm of the Year in Qatar
  • Corporate International 2012 Global Awards
    • Arbitration Law Firm of the Year in Iraq
    • Arbitration Law Firm of the Year in the UAE
    • Arbitration Law Firm of the Year in Qatar
    • Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in Iraq
    • Construction Law Firm of the Year in Qatar
    • Corporate Law Firm of the Year in Saudi Arabia
    • Debt Restructuring Law Firm of the Year in Kuwait
    • Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Saudi Arabia
    • Full Service Law Firm of the Year in Iraq
    • Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year in Jordan
    • Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year in Kuwait
    • Litigation Firm of the Year in Jordan
2011
  • Islamic Finance News
    • Sukuk Deal of the Year, 2011 (Jordan & Kuwait)
    • Kuwait Deal of the Year, 2011
  • IFLR Middle East Awards 2011
    • UAE Law Firm of the Year
  • British Legal Awards 2011
    • Middle East & Africa Law Firm of the Year
  • Asian Mena Counsel magazine
    • Most Responsive Law Firm of the Year 2011
  • Banker Middle East Industry Awards
    • Best Law Firm of the Year 2011
  • Corporate International Magazine
    • UAE Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 2011
  • World Trademark Review
    • Highly recommended for Trademark and Anti-counterfeiting 2011
2010
  • World Finance Magazine
    • Corporate & Commercial Law Firm of the Year 2010
    • Maritime Law Firm of the Year 2010
  • Corporate International Magazine
    • M&A Law Firm of the Year 2010 – Qatar
    • Trademark Law Firm of the Year 2010 – Saudi Arabia
    • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year 2010
  • Corporate International Legal Awards
    • Domestic Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year 2010 – UAE
    • Intellectual Property Advisory Firm of the Year 2010
  • Global Arbitration Review’s GAR100
    • Ranked in the top 100 global arbitration law firms 2010
  • Dubai Customs
    • Most Active Firm in Anti-Counterfeiting Actions 2010
  • Ministry of Economy
    • Supporting IP Rights 2010 – UAE
  • Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
    • Ranked Tier 1 for Trademark and Copyright Contentious work 2010
    • Ranked Tier 1 for Trademark Prosecution 2010 – UAE