As a firm we have a strong commitment to our corporate sustainability principles, and this year we joined the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative dedicated to promoting responsible business practices and advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our goals include Education, gender equality, climate action, justice for all, and sustainable partnerships. You can learn about our actions plans and targets, here.
In this edition, we feature an entire section dedicated to COP28 where we share insights and intelligence through conversations we have had with leading experts from across the region. This includes articles and podcasts that delve into the most pertinent topics, such as COP28’s call to action for corporates, ESG reporting, and the UAE’s Net Zero vision.
Beyond the focus on Energy and Climate we feature articles covering important updates that look into a variety of areas, such as UAE consumer protection law, an overview of the Federal Civil Family Law for Non-Muslim Foreigners in the UAE, and from Kuwait we discuss the management of companies. As always, in our final section we continue to share with you real life judgements that provide context to the legal landscape in the region.Read the full edition
Al Tamimi & Company is a market leader in both the contentious and non-contentious areas of the insurance and reinsurance sector, and has been ranked by independent legal guides Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for its prowess in the sector.
Our non-contentious services include transactional support, such as entry strategies, M&A, and restructuring, along with regulatory advisory services and the development of GCC-specific policy wordings. We provide regulatory support and actively engage in policy development.
We regularly work with government bodies and regulators on legislation and policy advisory across the region, thus putting us at the forefront of the regulatory landscape, including the priorities of regulators and the policies they enact.
In relation to contentious services, our Firm has the capacity to handle and advice on claims made in wide range of geographical region within GCC.
Our client base is diverse, encompassing policyholders, insurance start-ups, liaison/branch offices, intermediaries, and domestic and international participants in the insurance and reinsurance markets. Furthermore we frequently advise clients on start-ups across the region and have expert experience in DIFC and ADGM.
End to End Service
We are able to provide implementation as well as advisory services to our clients across the region due to our team of lawyers working on the ground. Our expertise covers both contentious and non-contentious issues, which means our clients don’t have to engage multiple advisors. Additionally, we have the rights of audience before the courts in all ten jurisdictions we operate in. Our client base comprises of insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries, and insured businesses.
Regional Office with best international practise
Thanks to our strong relationships with regulators across the ten jurisdictions we operate in, we are able to provide clients with valuable insights into regulatory perspectives. In addition, clients can leverage the wider Al Tamimi and Company network for legal support when required. Our team comprises of multilingual Western and Arab lawyers, enabling us to combine international best practices with regional expertise. With our insurance team’s presence in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco, Bahrain, Iraq, Qatar, Oman, and Jordan, we are well-positioned to assist clients in navigating the complexities of the insurance industry in the region
Core areas of insurance practise
|Coverage and Claims
||Regulatory and Product Development
|Corporate and Transaction
||Dispute Resolution including alternate dispute resolution
We provide our services under a range of insurance policies which includes:
We work with our insurance clients across the full cyber security life cycle, helping to design and embed cyber security policies and procedures, including incident response planning, training and education. We also advise on regulatory compliance (such as financial services regulation and data protection), procurement and supply chain risk – including cyber contractual provisions and cyber issues in the context of corporate due diligence, joint ventures, projects and outsourcing.
As the leading regional law practice, we can advise businesses on how to reduce these risks and also offer them a plan of action in the event of a breach.