The regional real estate, construction and hospitality sectors have been turned upside down over the last two years, with Covid-19 bringing these sectors to a halt. The impact of the pandemic remains, however, the resurrection of these vital sectors across the region is a welcome relief because they support the development of modern cities, which in turn have attracted commerce and tourism to the Middle East and North Africa.
This latest edition of Law Update, provides vital insights, updates and commentary on the latest trends taking shape across the real estate, construction, hotels and leisure sectors. The articles within this edition cover a broad range of topics, from what’s next for real estate in Dubai, to commentary on Saudi real estate, a market that is set to become the main bedrock of the region for years ahead. You will find articles on reforming real estate laws in Qatar, foreign investment and ownership in Oman, and mitigating risks on hotel construction projects and the lessons learnt from Covid.Read the full report
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