The final Law Update of 2022 is here, and it’s packed full of articles. The double edition features two focus areas, first is a spotlight on Energy and Resources and second we feature a collection of articles on Transport and Logistics. The developments occurring in these sectors in the MENA region are unprecedented and our lawyers cover vast themes for you.
The Energy and Resources focus features topics such as diversifying energy resources, solar PV, mining in the Middle East, renewable energy and green hydrogen. From a transport perspective, we draw attention to the Bahrain metro project, discuss the challenges and remedies associated with the repossession of an aircraft, and there is advice on what to consider should a party vary the terms of a shipping contract.
This edition navigates you through updates from across jurisdictions such as, Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, and the UAE. Each article is timely and provides insights into legal issues and cases that are affecting these sectors across the region.Read the full edition
Gordon is a Partner within Al Tamimi & Company’s Employment & Incentives practice and has worked in the Middle East since 2011. He previously worked with a leading UK law firm, acting for a wide range of blue chip clients for whom he appeared before Employment Tribunals throughout the UK. Prior to a career in law, Gordon spent several years in financial services.
Gordon advises on the full spectrum of employment and immigration law issues throughout the employment life cycle with a particular focus on disputes, whether before the UAE or DIFC Courts. In respect to the latter, Gordon is a DIFC registered practitioner with full rights of audience.
A key part of Gordon’s practice involves compensation and benefits advice where he advises across all sectors and with a specific focus upon banking, financial services and technology.
Gordon is a ranked lawyer with Chambers and Partners, who noted:
Gordon Barr is highly regarded by both peers and clients, who highlight his extensive experience in the market. One satisfied client remarked: “Gordon is very professional and has vast knowledge of DIFC employment laws. He always provides the right legal guidance and has good interpersonal skills.” Peers also “rate him very highly,” explaining: “He has been an employment lawyer his entire career,” elaborating that because of this, “he sees the bigger picture and is very pragmatic and practical”.
Gordon is a regular speaker via UAE media outlets and at industry events, and has contributed to a number of significant legal publications.
2003 – Dip LP, University of Aberdeen
1998 – LLB (Hons), University of Strathclyde
2005 – Scottish Law Society