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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.
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Al Tamimi & Company, the largest law firm in the Middle East, has confirmed the appointment of seven lawyers to its Partnership. The new Partners are experts in a range of practice areas, from equity capital markets to property, and operate across Al Tamimi’s 14 offices.
Izabella Szadkowska (Corporate Commercial, UAE & Oman), Ahmed Ibrahim (Equity Capital Markets, UAE), Mohammed Kawasmi (Property, Northern Emirates), Dean O’Leary (Arbitration, UAE), Mohammed Norri (Corporate Commercial, Iraq), Gordon Barr (Employment, UAE) and Omer Khan (Corporate Structuring, UAE) officially joined the Partnership on 1st July 2014.
Al Tamimi has had a successful 12 months. During this time, the firm achieved a key growth milestone of over 500 employees, and with the new appointments it has reached 50 Partners. Over the year, the firm has also expanded its operational presence, opening new offices in Ras Al Khaimah, Erbil, Muscat and Manama. Al Tamimi’s newest office in Manama, Bahrain, is particularly important as it marks the firm’s presence in all six GCC countries.
Commenting, Husam Hourani, Managing Partner at Al Tamimi & Company, said:
“Our lawyers are among the very best in the Middle East. They combine international experience and qualifications with expert regional knowledge and understanding.
“I am delighted to be welcoming seven of our existing lawyers into Al Tamimi’s Partnership. Their promotion is testament to the skill and dedication they have shown over recent years, as well as their ability to provide quality legal advice and support to clients.
“Al Tamimi is a growing business, with revenues increasing by over 19 percent in 2013. We now have operations in eight countries and will seek to expand further. These plans are very much in line with our commitment to meet the needs of clients across the Middle East.”
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