Published: Jan 19, 2021

Andrew Symms joins our Qatar team as a Partner, Head of Construction & Infrastructure

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.”

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