Al Tamimi & Company Official Advisor to COP 28 Committee 

Regional law firm, Al Tamimi & Company, has proudly entered into a strategic partnership with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 28) Committee. This landmark collaboration positions Al Tamimi & Company as the official legal advisor to COP 28 committee, making it the only law firm with its headquarters in the Middle East and North Africa to secure such a coveted partnership.  

Set against the backdrop of the annual COP 28 conference hosted in the United Arab Emirates, the partnership holds particular significance in 2023. This edition marks the initiation of the first Global Stocktake, offering a comprehensive assessment of member countries’ progress since the adoption of the Paris Agreement. Al Tamimi & Company, renowned for its legal prowess, will contribute pro-bono legal services across various domains throughout the COP 28 proceedings. 

The legal support offered by Al Tamimi & Company encompasses crucial areas such as employment, intellectual property, data protection, and general contract advice. The firm commits to addressing any legal matters that may arise during the course of COP 28, providing invaluable expertise to navigate the complex legal landscape associated with climate-related actions. The Committee will have access to the firm’s extensive expertise and experience that is well-versed in collaborating with the business community and governments across the region. 

Samer Qudah, Managing Partner of Al Tamimi & Company (pictured), expressed his deep sense of pride at being chosen as an official partner for COP 28. He highlighted the firm’s roots in the UAE and acknowledged the opportunity to make a substantial impact by offering legal counsel at COP 28 and beyond. 

“As a firm, we are committed to making a positive impact on society and partnering with COP 28 aligns with our vision and strategic objectives. We are committed to contributing meaningfully to sustainable practices through several initiatives, such as being a member of the United Nations Global Compact, working in our local communities and by offering a comprehensive pro bono programme that provides access to our lawyers across the region. Through our existing programmes and collaboration with COP28 we want to have a broader influence and impact on the business community and society at large”. 

Al Tamimi & Company’s commitment to societal impact extends beyond its role as a legal advisor to COP 28. As a member of the United Nations Global Compact, the firm actively aligns its operations with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are defined as global priorities and aspirations for 2030 that contribute to global sustainability and social progress. The firm continues to underpin its operations and strategies with principles of the United Nations Global Compact and acts in support of UN goals.