Introduction - The Practitioner's Guide to Arbitration in the Middle East and North Africa

Essam Al Tamimi
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8 pages
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PDF from "The Practitioner's Guide to Arbitration in the Middle East and North Africa"
September, 2009
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About the Author:

Essam Al Tamimi is a national of the United Arab Emirates and has been practicing commercial law and related litigation in the UAE and other GCC countries for the last 20 years and has extensive experience in advising on GCC laws. He has particular experience in corporate legal structures, commercial banking, marine insurance and arbitration. He has published extensively and is a member of the International Bar Association, former co-chair of the Arab Regional Commercial Law sub-section, is on the editorial board of the Arab Law Quarterly and the Arab Regional Forum. A national of the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Al Tamimi graduated from Al Ain Law School with an LL.B. in 1983. He holds an LL.M. degree from the Harvard Law School in the United States of America, and is licensed as an advocate to practice in the United Arab Emirates.

Mr. Al Tamimi has acted as an arbitrator representing clients in trial proceedings mainly involving foreign arbitration. He is acquainted with the UAE Chamber of Commerce arbitration process and UAE arbitration proceedings at the UNCITRAL and ICC. As the founder and Senior Partner of Al Tamimi & Company, Mr. Al Tamimi has spearheaded all aspects of the firm’s operation. As a leader in the community and the legal profession locally, he has an excellent command of both the needs of the firm’s clients and the intricacies of the law applicable to each specialty area. His large diversified client base includes individuals, and local and multinational corporations.