Al Tamimi announces partner promotions across the Middle East

Al Tamimi & Company has announced a series of partner promotions across the Middle East.

Ammar Haykal (Litigation), Tara Marlow (Hospitality), David Yates (Technology, Media & Telecommunications), Hesham Al Hamoud (Corporate Commercial) and Graham Lovell (Corporate Commercial) were all promoted, bringing the Al Tamimi partnership number to 41 across the region.

Haykal is based in the Sharjah office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is a litigation and commercial lawyer with more than 14 years’ experience. He has advised clients on litigious matters related to banking, property, commercial, civil and criminal.

Marlow’s background is in hospitality and property law. She has experience as both in-house general counsel and in private practice. She has advised property developers, financial institutions, investors, landlords and tenants on all areas of commercial property and development law and has advised on the development, operation and asset management of various hotel portfolios spread across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Yates is based in the Dubai office but works with the team across all regional offices as head of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications department. Admitted in Australia, he has experience in litigious and commercial work and he brings a diverse range of skills to drafting and negotiating.

Al Homoud is the head of Corporate Commercial in the firm’s Saudi Arabia office. A Saudi-qualified lawyer, he has commercial and corporate experience, with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and equity and debt private placement, as well as advising in relation to Shariah law.

Lovell is also based in the Saudi Arabia office and has worked on a variety of matters predominantly relating to transactional and advisory work in the office’s banking and finance and corporate and commercial areas.