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
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.
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