Time: June 21, 2018
Finalists: Afridi & Angell (Highly Commended); BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates; Hadef & Partners.
Dubai-based Al Tamimi & Company lifted the Regional Law Firm of the Year prize for a second consecutive year in recognition of its growing dominance in the Middle East.
A recent strategic expansion saw Al Tamimi become the first law firm in the region to establish a dedicated tax practice to help clients with the introduction of VAT in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, while an investment push in its three Saudi Arabia offices has also elevated it to the largest law firm in that country.
The firm’s commitment to client relationships has seen it introduce a campaign to improve the client experience and ensure its culture of responsiveness is consistent across all jurisdictions.
It has also heavily invested in IT and knowledge management during the past 12 months, with the introduction of a new CRM tool and document automation. And it has continued to broaden its CSR and pro bono initiatives, most notably through a partnership with SOS Children’s Villages International to support the development of a village in Iraq.
“Al Tamimi continues to build on their successes – which in itself is a challenge – in a distinctive and concrete manner,” said a judge.