The economic development of the Middle East and North Africa is dependent on the continuing development and diversification of industry, aligned with its population growth. Realisation of government objectives requires massive local and foreign investment in large-scale infrastructure projects. At Al Tamimi & Company we have the experience and ability to serve all clients to efficiently execute any type of infrastructure transaction.

Our multidisciplinary specialists are regularly involved in advising on the region’s largest and most complex projects, and are at the forefront of developments in the region.

Managing large, complex infrastructure projects

Large, complex infrastructure projects touch on almost every aspect of the law. Being the largest, full service law firm in MENA we have the capacity to manage all aspects of a transaction. From inception to financial close, construction, operation, refinancing, sale and the end of a project’s life; we have advised across the lifecycle of the region’s biggest infrastructure projects thanks to our expertise and scale.

Our clients rely on our in-depth knowledge of local law and practices, comprehensive regional network and strong track record of completed projects.

International best practice and regional knowledge

Our award winning projects group consists of over 26 experienced lawyers from the region and around the world. We combine knowledge of international best practice and a deep understanding of the commercial and regulatory landscape in the ten jurisdictions we operate in.

We work with local and international developers, lenders, export-credit agencies, EPC contractors, investors and governments. Our practice spans the whole MENA region and industries, including power (traditional, nuclear and renewable), transmission, transport, social infrastructure, waste and water.

Our project services

  • Project bidding
  • Project structuring 
  • Corporate set-up and structuring
  • Drafting, negotiating of project documents and project completion
  • Project finance
  • Environmental regulatory, investigations and crisis management
  • Construction advisory
  • Government regulation advisory and policy development
  • Legislative drafting
  • M&A
  • Dispute resolution


Examples of the projects we have supported

  • Advising ACWA Power in respect of Sudair, 1,500 MW photovoltaic independent power producer project in Saudi Arabia. In addition, the team liaised with lenders international counsel regarding KSA law issues, reviewing and commenting on finance and KSA law security documentation for the project
  • Advising APM Terminals in connection with the establishment and privatisation of the Khalifa Bin Salman Port Terminal in Bahrain.
  • Acting as a local counsel to Anchorage Investments in relation to USD 2.5 billion petrochemical mega-project in Suez Canal.
  • Advising Mass Global Investment Company under a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) contract with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity on a power plant project to generate 1,250 MW of electricity at an investment cost of USD 650m. This was in connection with the largest energy project in Sulaimaniya, Iraq, known as the Kurdistan Gas City Project.  
  • Advised Salam Group- Jordan/ Omni Trax joint venture on the BOT to establish and manage the phosphate railroad in Jordan.
  • Representing the State of Kuwait with respect to the Umm Al Hayman Wastewater PPP Project. This consisted of the design, financing, construction, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant, pumping stations, wastewater transmission network, TSE delivery network and ancillary assets. 
  • Advised a Moroccan Developer JK Hotels SA (Morocco) in connection with the projected development of a 10MW private power plant in Marrakech, Morocco.
  • Advising Linde Gas Middle East on the acquisition of an oxygen production plant for USD 26m with the transfer of existing employees requiring regulatory consent and entering into a long-term gas supply arrangement whereby oxygen would be supplied to a steel mill. 
  • Advised Bank of China in relation to its bid for Qatar Solar project.
  • Acted as UAE legal counsel to lenders in relation to a USD 1.2 billion non-recourse senior debt financing for the procurement, launch and testing of a two satellite communications system for the Yahsat project.


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