In this Issue

This month, it gives me great pleasure to announce the promotion of seven lawyers to the Al Tamimi partnership. The appointments (which you can read about on page 27) further reinforce our significant capability in Corporate Commercial, Employment, Maritime, Aviation & Insurance, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Construction and Insurance and underscore our market leading position in the Middle East.

We also present to you our Maritime, Aviation and Insurance team through our monthly ‘In Focus’ section. Please take some time to read more about the team and their offerings as well finding out more about cargo customs law in the UAE on page 37.

We have some interesting information for you from our regional offices with articles from Qatar, Kuwait and Iraq.

I’d also like to draw your attention to a contribution this month by the IBA on page 31 where you can read more about the evolution of the IBA. For those wishing to attend the conference here in Dubai later this year, I encourage you to register before the 29th July to take advantage of the early registration discount. We are very excited that Dubai has been chosen as the destination for the annual IBA conference and look forward to welcoming many of our international clients here in October/November.

Thank you for taking such an interest in our magazine and I do trust you find the information presented useful. If you have any comments or feedback, please get in touch.

Husam Hourani
Managing Partner