Al Tamimi & Company has established a new Advocacy Unit and appointed partner David Holloway (pictured) as its head. The creation of the new unit has come in response to the increase in English language common law commercial courts in the UAE, and across the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”).
Holloway brings with him over two decades of experience in international dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration).
The Advocacy Unit will be part of the firms International Litigation practice, led by partner, Rita Jaballah.
The new Partner and Head of Advocacy will be joined by another new recruit to shore up the firms Advocacy Unit. Hugo Lodge (pictured above) joins as senior counsel in Al Tamimi & Company’s International Litigation Group and will be a member of the Advocacy Unit. Lodge brings with him more than 24 years’ experience as a senior advocate with expertise in the full range of corporate, commercial, financial services and regulatory matters. He has a particular expertise in the work of the DIFC’s new Digital Economy Court and Hugo’s focus will be on disputes involving the digital economy, particularly crypto and block chain disputes, and asset recovery.
Commenting on the appointment and new Advocacy Unit, Samer Qudah, managing partner at Al Tamimi & Company said:
“Establishing the Advocacy Unit was an important strategic step for the firm. We want to ensure our clients have access to the most comprehensive services integrated under one roof, and to this extent it is vital our client offer is underpinned by leading experience and expertise in the market, as is the case with David and Hugo.
“They both join Al Tamimi & Company at an exciting time for the region, particularly with English language common law commercial courts becoming more popular. The Advocacy Unit will be well positioned to make sure clients have access to market leading advice and support that is synonymous with Al Tamimi & Company.”
On his appointment, David Holloway, partner and head of advocacy at Al Tamimi & Company said:
“I am delighted to be joining Al Tamimi & Company. Establishing an Advocacy Unit is a clear sign that the firm continues to lead the way in the provision of legal services in the region. My team and I will be committed to offering clients the highest standards of advocacy, whatever the forum for the dispute.”