Ali is a Syrian national, having joined Al Tamimi & Company in 2002. He has extensive experience in the area of banking and finance, having acted mainly for:

  • Advising on the financial activities and the corresponding licenses;
  • Advising on and assisting to set up financial institutions regulated by the UAE Central Bank and the Securities and Commodities Authority;
  • Assisting with regulatory mandates and examinations;
  • Working on structuring, negotiation and execution of complex financing transactions and security creations;
  • Advising on new regulations and participating in the negotiations, benchmarking, compatibility with the enforceable legislations and drafting;
  • Advising on investment products, the applicable legal regime and regulatory implications;
  • Advising on structuring funds and investment vehicles including drafting and negotiating the transaction documents and licensing;
  • Assisting to register foreign funds and advising on the applicable regulations;
  • Reviewing transactional structures, authority matrixes, and issue capacity opinions;
  • Conducting due diligence as part of restructuring or acquisition mandates;
  • Advising on corporate governance, including drafting/reviewing manuals and assisting with the implementation;
  • Advising on marketing of foreign investment products and cross border activities;
  • Advising on wide range of securities and assisting through the creation and enforcement of such securities;
  • Assisting in drafting, amending and enforcing the constitutional documents of all types of companies;
  • Advising government and semi government authorities on new and existing financial products;
  • Attending general meetings of different types of companies (including public and private joints stock).

Since joining Al Tamimi & Company, Ali has been involved in all areas of the banking and finance department, including:

  • Setting up and assisting on continues basis commercial banks, wholesale banks, finance companies, financial investment companies, money exchange companies and representative offices (all licensed by the UAE Central Bank);
  • Setting up and assisting on continues basis, the brokerage companies, investment management companies, financial consultancy companies and promotion companies (all licensed by the Securities and Commodities Authority);
  • Advising on the areas of private banking, capital markets, private equity, licensing and regulatory matters;

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Recent Experience

  • Advising and assisting to set up the first listed real estate investment fund in UAE;
  • Participating in setting up several banks and branches of foreign banks;
  • Advising and assisting on the acquisition of RAK Insurance by RAK Bank;
  • Advising and assisting in drafting number of financial regulations;
  • Reviewing and advising on the new lease finance law, new banking law and other new financial regulations;
  • Advising, assisting and incorporating the new movable collateral registry, including reviewing and advising on the implementing regulations and registry users rules;


  • Arabic
  • English


2016 – General Law

1995 – Islamic Law


2016 – Registered with Legal Department of Dubai Ruler’s Court