Alex is Partner, Head of Al Tamimi’s Abu Dhabi Office and a specialist corporate lawyer. Since 2015 and until recently, Alex was the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Arabtec Holding PJSC, based in Abu Dhabi.
Alex obtained his LLM (Masters Degree) in International Business Law in 1993 (from France) and after training and working with Clifford Chance (Paris and Dubai), he moved to Marriott International in Dubai and then in London, heading the legal department for Europe and the Middle East. He later became the Chief Legal Officer for Abdul Latif Jameel in Jeddah before joining Arabtec, in July 2013 as Chief Legal Officer for Arabtec Construction.
Alex spent most of his working career as a corporate and commercial lawyer, involved in various international transactions. Over the years, he led various legal teams and departments in different industrial sectors, starting from real estate development, to automotive, to construction.
- Arabtec Holding PJSC, as Group General Counsel managing the Group’s legal & compliance department and its team of lawyers, Alex catered for all legal requirements of the Holding Co and all its subsidiaries, domestically and internationally, covering Board meetings, compliance & corporate governance, construction contracts & arbitration, corporate & commercial matters, commercial and labour law advice & litigation.
- Abdul Latif Jameel Co. Ltd, as Group Chief Legal Officer, he developed the Group legal department domestically and internationally by building a team of lawyers and other staff to provide quality legal services for all Group companies. Also, he organised all Board meetings as Company Secretary and supervised all legal work for the Group including importation, marketing & sales of vehicles and spare parts, financing, advertising & media, real estate management and development, JVs, M&As, litigation, compliance, IP management, HR, international & domestic corporate restructuring, corporate governance as well as all other ad hoc projects and commercial transactions carried out by the Group.
- Marriott Vacation Club International, as Vice President and Senior Counsel, Alex was leading the team responsible for all legal aspects relating to the development, marketing, sales, operation and organisation of timeshare in Europe, Middle East and Asia including drafting legislation, hotel management agreements and resort development and joint venture agreements.
1993 – Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (DESS) (equivalent to LLM) in International Trade Law, Université de Nanterre, Paris X
1991 – Masters in general private law (companies’ law & special contracts law (equivalent to LLB), Université de Panthéon – Assas, Paris II