Biography

Samer joined Al Tamimi & Company in 1999 and has been a partner since 2007. In January 2020, he was elected as the Managing Partner to lead the management and strategic direction of the firm across the Middle East and North Africa.

Samer also heads the firm’s Corporate Structuring Department, which consists of a diverse team of lawyers spread across Al Tamimi’s regional offices. He has extensive experience of over two decades in structuring and restructuring entities and businesses for clients operating throughout the Gulf and the broader Middle East region. In addition, he has wide-ranging experience advising major blue-chip organisations, financial institutions, government and semi-government concerns, SMEs, private equity funds, FMCG’s and TMT companies on a wide range of issues, in particular M&A transactions, legal, due diligence, joint ventures, drafting, and negotiating commercial agreements, agency law issues, regulatory affairs, electronic transactions, and other corporate law-related issues.

On the legislative side, Samer has been involved in the enactment of several local and federal laws and had led the legislative developments of the laws of free zones and special economic zones across the GCC. He is also an experienced litigator, which has given him a deep understanding of the legal and judiciary systems of the United Arab Emirates, and he has drafted court pleadings in complex civil and commercial matters.

Samer is highly praised by clients and peers and trusted by the business community locally and internationally. His expertise is recognised globally and reflected in leading legal directories, including Who’s Who Legal, Chambers & Partners, and The Legal 500.

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Language(s)

  • Arabic
  • English

Education

1997 – LLM, University of Aberdeen

1995 – LLB, University of Jordan

Admission

1998 – Jordanian Bar Association