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We are excited to share the latest edition of the Law Update, beautifully and appropriately titled “Sustainable Horizons: The Saudi Arabian Vision.” Giving special honor to the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, this update focuses on a collection of both informative and inspiring articles.
For those in construction, you can learn about how the tendering environment impacts risk-pricing for contractors, the updates on the legal framework of the construction industry and how contractors can protect themselves against financial difficulties.
There is good news too from the kingdom’s banking sector, from which the practice of “Open Banking” is being pushed for! But what is open banking? We’re answering that too.
Also . . . Are there any women trail blazers in Saudi Arabia you can name? We’ll help you with that. We cover how the Middle East has been making strides in empowering women in the entrepreneurial space,most notably in STEM fields.Read the full edition
Internationally qualified lawyer John Gaffney has joined Al Tamimi & Company as a Senior Associate in the Arbitration team.
John, who will be based in the firm’s Abu Dhabi office, is well versed in international arbitration and has assisted clients in arbitration disputes relating to construction, corporate/commercial, energy, investment treaty, IP, and telecommunications matters. Additionally, John has also served as a legal officer with the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) in Geneva.
Essam Al Tamimi, Senior Partner of Al Tamimi & Company and a leading Arbitrator himself, welcomes John to the team: “John is a wonderful acquisition for us. His expertise and knowledge will only help raise the standard of excellence already present in our arbitration practice. As we continue to strengthen our team, it is imperative that we continue to seek out the very best the field has to offer and John Gaffney is definitely someone to watch.”
In addition to his work has a counsel, John holds memberships to a variety of international and domestic arbitration panels and he sits as an arbitrator WIPO domain name disputes and an Expert in ICC Expertise proceedings. He is also listed in Who’s Who of International Commercial Arbitration (2010, 2011), the Euromoney Guide to Leading Commercial Arbitration Experts (9th and 10th eds.) and the Legal 500 (2011) for Dispute Resolution – Ireland.
Previously, John has worked with Freshfields and King & Spalding in Paris and Skadden Arps in London, as well as working as a partner at some of the leading commercial law firms in Ireland.
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