Gary is head of Al Tamimi & Company’s Corporate and Commercial practice. Gary is a highly experienced corporate lawyer who has practised in both advisory and transactional settings for more than 25 years, with 11 years’ experience in the Middle East.
In Australia, Gary was the senior corporate partner for a regional Australian law firm, and served as Chairman of the Law Council of Australia’s peak technical committee on corporate law matters and aa member of the Australian Government’s Takeovers Panel.
Gary has particular expertise in deal structuring issues for corporate groups operating throughout the GCC/MENA countries, and is an expert in directors’ duties, corporate governance, shareholder rights and corporate trusts.
Gary’s experience in the Gulf region includes major acquisitions, IPOs, due diligence enquiries, corporate restructurings and complex private equity agreements.
Gary has advised some of the largest family companies in the Middle East and the wider MENA region on their deal and governance structures and regularly drafts “tailor-made” and comprehensive Family Constitutions for major family groups in the region. Gary is a lawyer ranked by Chambers Global for Corporate in both the UAE and the Middle East. He is a lawyer ranked by IFLR 1000 in UAE “Mergers & Acquisitions” category. Gary is also ranked a leading private client lawyers in the publication Who’s Who Legal 2016.
- Represented A major multinational beverage company in the acquisition of USD 1 billion stake in Aujan Refreshments business
- Represented Empower District Cooling in the acquisition of Palm District Cooling for USD 500 million
- Represented GGICO in the sale of its 50% stake in Retail Arabia
1976 – Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide
1977 – Supreme Court of South Australia and High Court of Australia