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
Thomas is head of Al Tamimi & Company’s corporate commercial practice in Iraq. In addition, he leads the firm’s China Group which actively advises Chinese companies operating in the region on the full spectrum of legal issues that they face.
Thomas has over 15 years of legal experience, this includes assisting many international and local corporates and financial institutions invest and operate in Iraq. His areas of expertise include general corporate and operational matters, joint ventures, project development, international mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on energy, natural resources, and major infrastructure.
His extensive commercial experience is publicly recognized by the Legal 500 as “Fantastic” and includes advising a large proportion of the national oil companies (NOCs) and international oil companies (IOCs) in addition to many other contractors, corporates and financial institutions operating in various sectors in Iraq. Prior to Iraq, Thomas worked for leading U.S. and magic circle law firms in Europe and Asia where he acted on transactions in multiple countries around the globe. He speaks fluent Chinese and conversational Iraqi Arabic.
2005 – 2006 – Jilin University (吉林大学).
2003-2005 – BPP Law School.
2000-2003 – University of Edinburgh
England, March 2008.