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
Al Tamimi & Company, the largest law firm in the Middle East, has announced the appointment of Head of IPOs Mohamed Khodeir to lead the Qatar office. He is currently a corporate partner in the firm’s Dubai office and he will lead the office in Doha with immediate effect.
Mohamed joined Al Tamimi in 2006, having previously qualified and then practiced in Egypt and in Kuwait. He advises corporate, institutional, government and international clients on corporate, securities, banking, tax, labour, dispute resolution and regulatory issues and he has been extensively involved in major M&A and IPO transactions throughout the region.
Mohamed has been repeatedly chosen as one of the region’s leading corporate lawyers in the Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey.
Commenting on his appointment Mohamed Khodeir said: “I am delighted to be moving to the Qatar office. We have a reputation for excellence which is unrivalled, and there are significant opportunities for growth with the resurgence of corporate markets in Qatar and across the MENA region.”
Al Tamimi & Company founder and senior partner Essam Al Tamimi, added: “We are delighted that Mohamed will be leading our Qatar office. Qatar is a very important jurisdiction for the firm and Mohamed’s leadership and expertise in both corporate and transactional matters will be invaluable in supporting our clients in this fast growing market.”