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Al Tamimi & Company is delighted to announce that it has furthered strengthened its existing Oman offering with the appointment of new Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, James Harbridge.
James brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the Middle East and Africa. He is considered a trusted expert on Omani law, practice and procedure having spent 16 years in the country. His clients include multinational, local and regional clients who he has advised on a wide range of high-value and complex disputes, with particular expertise in construction arbitration and the Oman market.
The breadth of James’ experience covers many sector industries and ranges from construction, engineering and mining disputes, ship arrests, debt recovery, insurance and contractual disputes to product liability; trademark infringement, labour and directors’ liability, agency, franchise and criminal matters. James is recognised in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, and quoted as having “a lot of knowledge and market insight”.
Ahmed Al Barwani, Head of Al Tamimi’s Oman office, commented: “James’ appointment underlines our commitment to the Oman market, and a need for our clients to have his exceptional construction disputes expertise on the ground. We are delighted to welcome such a highly regarded Partner to our growing team who are as excited to work with him as I am.”
Commenting on his appointment, James said: “I’m delighted to be returning to Oman, which treated me so well when I was there as a disputes resolution lawyer throughout 1999 to 2016. It will be an honour to work relentlessly for our Omani clients, serving them to the best of my ability, and I believe Al Tamimi, with its wealth of resources in the region and commitment to quality services, affords me a great opportunity to help pre-empt disputes and resolve disputes in a country which I admire greatly. If I can pass on any of my experience to young Omani lawyers along the way, that will make me particularly happy!”
We hope that many of you will get to meet with James, either virtually or in person, over the coming months. In the meantime, should you wish to reach out to James, please feel able as he would be delighted to hear from you.