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
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.