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
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. Samer was recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a Thought Leader in the category Firm Management 2021.
1997 – LLM, University of Aberdeen
1995 – LLB, University of Jordan
1998 – Jordanian Bar Association