Essam Al Tamimi opened the first office of Al Tamimi & Company in Sharjah in January 1989. He was supported by one secretary. In July 1989, Al Tamimi & Company opened their second office in the World Trade Centre in Dubai with a total number of five lawyers.
In April 1991, the first edition of Law Update, the firm’s client newsletter, was published.
This year Al Tamimi saw further expansion in the UAE with the launch of an office in Abu Dhabi. The firm had a total number of 10 lawyers at this time.
Al Tamimi continued its expansion to serve a new client base by launching an office in the Dubai Internet City.
Al Tamimi expanded outside of the UAE with the opening of an office in Doha, Qatar, in association with Advocate Mohammed Al Marri.
Al Tamimi further expanded in the region through the launch of an office in Baghdad, Iraq.
A big milestone in the history of the firm was the launch of our office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The DIFC office became the head office for the firm.
Jordan and KSA were next on the firm’s radar with offices being opened in Amman, Jordan and Riyadh, KSA in 2008. The firm also expanded their offering in Qatar with the launch of an office in the Qatar Financial Market (QFC).
A joint venture with Attorney Yaqoub Yousef Al-Munayae led to the opening of an office in Kuwait
With the firm’s client base expanding in the Northern Emirates, Al Tamimi launched an office in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) in 2012.
With 10 offices in 6 countries in the Middle East, 38 partners and 230 lawyers, now was not a time to slow down. Further expansion led to the firm expanding its footprint in Iraq with the launch of an office in Erbil and Basra.
The firm celebrated 25 years in the Middle East. It also stamped its GCC footprint with new offices in Bahrain and Oman.
Al Tamimi expanded its network of offices in the region to include Cairo, Egypt and Jeddah, KSA. This advanced the total number of offices in the Middle East to 16 across 9 countries with 330 lawyers.
The firm celebrated 25 years of Law Update and launched its most recent office in Al Khobar, KSA .
The firm has expanded to 17 offices in 9 countries with 60 partners, 330 lawyers, and 720 staff from 45 nationalities.
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.
We enjoy the diversity of our employees. We value our relationships and respect each other and those with whom we work. Our respect upholds the law and regulations to the highest ethical standards.
Transparency forms the backbone of Al Tamimi. We aim to maintain the highest standards of integrity and transparency in all our dealings with our employees and clients.
We have a responsibility to provide the highest quality of professional service in a responsive manner to our clients. We also have a responsibility towards the wellbeing of our employees and the wider communities in which we operate.
We value the commitment of our employees to constantly learn and improve, and we support them with their personal and professional growth.
We work collaboratively, share goals, hold ourselves and each other accountable, and celebrate success by valuing and recognising each employee’s contribution.
We constantly seek to re-examine the way in which we provide our services to clients in order to ensure that we are making the optimum use of available technology and resources. Being innovative and entrepreneurial is an integral part of our service proposition.