Published: Oct 28, 2015

Essam Al Tamimi wins IFLR Middle East’s Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award

Al Tamimi & Company took home five awards at the awards ceremony

Al Tamimi & Company, the region’s largest law firm, enjoyed a number of successes at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Middle East Awards 2015, winning a total of five awards.

Essam Al Tamimi, the firm’s Senior Partner, was also awarded the IFLR’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his significant and sustained contribution to the development of the legal market in the Middle East. Essam was recognised for a career spanning 30 years, which has involved building up the region’s strongest law firm, assisting with drafting the UAE’s various laws and regulations, and his pivotal role in promoting the growth of a dynamic legal sector in the Middle East.

Al Tamimi won awards across a variety of categories including:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award (Essam Al Tamimi)
  • UAE Law Firm of the Year
  • Qatar Law Firm of the Year
  • Equity Deal of the Year (Emaar Malls IPO)
  • Domestic Deal of the Year (Warba Bank Sharia-Compliant Auto Finance Securitization)


Essam Al Tamimi said;

“We are delighted with our success at the IFLR Middle East Awards, which is testament to the firm’s excellence and also a strong indicator that we are continuing to cement our position as the number one law firm in the region.”

“I am also honoured to have been awarded the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. The region’s legal landscape has undergone radical change over the past 30 years, and Al Tamimi has played an important part in its development and growth. I have a fantastic team, and I look forward to working closely with them to ensure continued positive momentum and growth going forward.”