Al Tamimi & Company’s team of aviation and maritime lawyers have an unparalleled regional reputation. Our rights of audience before the courts across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as local insights have enabled us to represent clients in complex local and multi-jurisdictional claims, defences, and commercial transactions, with continued success.

Our practice and partners consistently rank top in legal directories including Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, attesting to the results we produce for our broad base of clients comprising of airlines, ship owners, financial institutions, insurers, charterers, ship yards, logistics companies, repairers, cargo owners and commodity trading houses.

 

Our aviation expertise:

Our team deals with and advises on a wide ambit of aviation related matters, which include aviation insurance, airlines, cargo, general aviation multi-jurisdictional, passenger, personal injury, products, reinsurance and subrogation. Aviation liability including cargo, personal injury, insurance coverage and general aviation principally within the Middle East.

Our experience also covers: Aviation Regulation, licensing and Civil Aviation Authority issues, Aircraft Finance, Aircraft Sale Purchasing and Leasing, Aviation Corporate and Commercial Law. Aerospace, Cape Town Convention International Registrations and Aviation Dispute Resolution. We also advise on legal issues facing drones and unmanned aircraft in the UAE and GCC Region.

We act for: Airlines, Lessors, Banks, Financers, Insurers, MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) Contractors, Aviation Insurers & Companies Brokers, Transport Law Firms as correspondent lawyers in the MENA region.

 

Our shipping expertise:

We advise and act in both contentious and transactional matters across the spectrum of wet and dry shipping. Our instructions frequently involve the subjects of international trade, bills of lading, charterparties and contracts of affreightment, marine insurance, ship building, ship and trade finance, mortgages, ship sale and purchase, corporate structuring of maritime entities and vessel registrations, ship repair, agency, collisions, salvage, casualty, pollutions, and logistics.

Aligned with the commercial aims of our clients, we provide solutions and counsel that are pragmatic and efficient. On the disputes front, we tailor our advice to achieve efficient resolution and avoid future conflicts, but will adopt a resolute posture when circumstances call for it. In the transactional space, we constantly seek collaboration with all parties to enable clients to reach their end-goals.

Our shipping expertise:

Our services cover both wet and dry shipping including: international sales contract, bills of lading, charter parties, marine insurance, ship building, finance contracts, mortgages, ship repair, agency, collisions, salvage and pollutions matters.

We also provide solid commercial advice with the aim of preventing future disputes. We have the ability to offer our clients alternative dispute resolution solutions or aggressive litigation tactics as necessary.

Key Contacts

Yazan Al Saoudi

Partner, Head of Transport & Logistics

y.saoudi@tamimi.com
Omar N. Omar

Partner, Head of Transport & Logistics - UAE

o.omar@tamimi.com
Meet the team

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