Our first edition of 2022 focuses on Healthcare and Life Sciences. It is a sector that will once again have the spotlight on it this year as we continue to tackle COVID-19 and its subsequent variants. While the pandemic continues to challenge the sector, governments across the region forge ahead with their plans to expand and upgrade healthcare systems and develop robust world-class healthcare infrastructure.
For the region, healthcare is a vital pillar in diversifying its economies, both locally and as medical tourism hubs. To underpin this, healthcare authorities across the region continue to implement frameworks and regulations that provide structure and accountability.
In this edition, you have unique access to great insights and expert commentary on a number of pertinent healthcare regulatory developments. You will find a topical mix of articles; for example, our lawyers discuss vaccines and returning to work during the pandemic. They take you through several other areas, including stem cell research in Bahrain, clinical research laws in Egypt, and Saudi medical device and pharmaceutical laws.Take a read of the edition
Al Tamimi & Company is delighted to announce that it has further strengthened its Qatar offering with the appointment of new Partner and Regional Head of Construction & Infrastructure, Andrew Symms.
Andrew has over 30 years’ experience advising on the full spectrum of construction and engineering legal matters, including all forms of international dispute resolution. He has worked across many jurisdictions and joins us from DWF where he was Partner for several years. He previously worked as a Partner with other leading international law firms and acted as Legal Counsel for the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.
He has exceptional multi-sector experience, particularly in relation to the legal and commercial issues surrounding the delivery of large projects ranging from residential and commercial buildings to international sporting venues to roads, power stations, transmission lines, water treatment facilities and process plants. His clients include construction and engineering companies, energy companies, airports, airlines, property developers, consultants, public authorities, governments and sports organisations.
Matthew Heaton, Head of Office – Qatar, commented: “We are delighted to welcome such a well-respected construction and infrastructure expert to our team. Andrew will add further depth to our market-leading Dispute Resolution team as well as deep knowledge of the construction and infrastructure sectors. Andrew’s recruitment underlines Al Tamimi’s commitment to the Qatar market.”
Commenting on his appointment, Regional Head of Construction & Infrastructure, Andrew Symms said: “The opportunity to work with the existing team at Al Tamimi is one I am really looking forward to. Al Tamimi in Qatar already has an outstanding reputation and I anticipate building on this success.”