Published: Dec 4, 2011

Al Tamimi & Company wins “Middle East and African Law Firm of the Year 2011” at the British Legal Awards in London

Partner Yazan Saoudi, Al Tamimi’s Head of Transport and Insurance collected the Award on behalf of the firm at a glittering ceremony held at Old Billingsgate Market, London and attended by over 1000 top international lawyers.

The Award is presented to the firm which has demonstrated not only that they are leaders in their chosen market, but also that they have made significant progress over the last 12 -18 months. The judges looked for evidence of legal expertise and innovation, strategic vision, business winning, client care, employee development, a commitment to diversity and sustainable improvements in financial performance.

In the last 12 months, Al Tamimi has demonstrated significant growth including the creation of a new employment group led by Samir Kantaria, relocating to a larger space in the Al Dhow Tower in Kuwait City, due to the firm’s rapid expansion in the Kuwait market and the appointment of Mohamed Khodeir to lead the Qatar office.

The firm has also won several other awards recognising the firm’s commitment to excellence which includes the prestigious International Financial Law Review UAE Law Firm of the Year at the 2011 Middle East Awards and the winners of awards in seven prestigious categories in the UAE Asian-Mena Counsel Corporate Asia & Middle East Survey 2011.

Commenting on the Award, managing partner Husam Hourani, said: “We are really delighted to have won this prestigious Award. The Award underscores our market leading position in the region, and the breadth and depth of experience and expertise we offer clients, combined with our clear understanding of our local markets across the GCC.“