Suhail Mirza_Nicholas Watson

Al Tamimi & Company strengthens its corporate commercial practice   

Al Tamimi & Company has appointed Nicholas Watson (pictured right) as partner and regional Head of its Corporate Commercial department. With over 25 years of international law firm experience, Watson has spent the majority of his career being in the Middle East region.   

Watson has spent a number of years undertaking leadership responsibilities for both corporate practices, and the growth and development of Middle East business. He is highly regarded and experienced in leading cross border and domestic M&A, and capital markets transactions, advising on corporate law issues, and he has significant exposure to the UAE, Oman, and KSA markets. Watson will be based at the firm’s Dubai office; however, his role will include working with all the Corporate Commercial Partners across each of Al Tamimi & Company’s locations. 

Watson is joined by Suhail Mirza (pictured left), who comes on board as partner in the firm’s Corporate Commercial Practice in Dubai. Mirza has been practicing in the UAE for over 15 years specialising in M&A, Infrastructure and Technology (including fintech digital payment and e-commerce) transactions.  

Commenting on the new Corporate Commercial hires, Samer Qudah, managing partner at Al Tamimi & Company said: 

“The Corporate Commercial practice is built on our knowledge and depth of understanding the Middle East and North Africa legal and regulatory landscape, and with their experience Nick and Suhail will add significant value to the team and the firm. 

“Our Corporate Commercial practice has been growing over the years and boasts a one-of-a-kind footprint across the region’s transactional markets. We wanted to bring on board experts with exposure to the region, and in Nick we have found the right person to lead our Practice. Along with Suhail, and our other 17 experienced Corporate Commercial Partners, the team will add more value and deepen our existing offer and enable us to meet our commitment to the success of our clients”. 

New partner, and regional Head of Corporate Commercial, Nick Watson said: 

“I am delighted to come on board to lead Al Tamimi & Company’s Corporate Commercial Practice. The firm’s reputation is undisputable as a leader across the entire Middle East and North Africa, and this practice area is a cornerstone for the firm. 

“We want to continue to grow the reputation of the corporate commercial practice across the MENA region, and ensure our clients have access to leading practitioners, and a strong knowledge base that offers the optimum solutions. I look forward to working with my fellow Partners and colleagues across our offices, to provide clients with excellent legal services and intelligence that is synonymous with Al Tamimi & Company”. 

On joining Al Tamimi & Company, new corporate commercial partner, Suhail Mirza commented: 

“Having been in the region since 2008, I have come to admire the full service offering that Al Tamimi & Company has to offer. Increasingly, clients in the region require a depth of experience and expertise that only a few law firms can offer on a regional basis. With its footprint of offices across the MENA region, I am delighted to be part of a law firm that can provide a seamless integrated service in all the key regional markets”.