In a significant development that fortifies its foothold in Oman, Al Tamimi & Company has merged with local law firm BK Law. This merger brings on board nine experienced legal professionals, including Basma Al Kiyumi (pictured left), the founder of BK Law, who assumes the role of Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution – Oman within Al Tamimi & Company.
Basma Al Kiyumi holds a prominent position in the Omani legal landscape, boasting over 15 years of experience in Dispute Resolution and various legal domains. Her establishment of BK Law in 2016 earned her a reputation for excellence and professionalism, gaining the trust and respect of both clients and peers. Basma will collaborate closely with Ahmed Al Barwani, Head of the Oman office, as they work to bolster Al Tamimi & Company’s service offerings and expand their presence in the country.
Since its establishment in Muscat in 2013, Al Tamimi & Company has diligently cultivated a profound understanding of Omani law. The firm has acquired substantial expertise across Oman’s vital sectors, and the merger with BK Law augments its capabilities in key areas such as Tourism & Hospitality, Logistics, Transportation, Manufacturing, Education, Fisheries & Agriculture, Energy & Mining, and TMT. This aligns with Al Tamimi & Company’s commitment to supporting the Oman Vision 2040, an initiative aimed at diversifying the economy and fostering growth and development opportunities.
Samer Qudah (pictured right), Managing Partner at Al Tamimi & Company, expressed his enthusiasm for the merger, stating, “We are delighted to welcome Basma and her team to the firm. They bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise and a deep understanding of the Omani legal landscape. This merger reinforces our commitment to providing our clients with the best service and advice in Oman and across the region, and supports our ambitious vision, to be the leading law firm in the Middle East and North Africa.”
Ahmed Al Barwani, Head of Al Tamimi & Company’s Oman office, shared his perspective on the merger, saying, “We are proud of the solid foundation we have built in Oman over the past ten years, and we are confident that this merger will enhance our ability to serve our clients across all sectors and practice areas. By joining forces with Basma and her team, we are adding more depth, diversity, and experience to our existing talent pool, and creating an even more compelling client proposition. We look forward to working together to achieve our shared goals and to contribute to the Oman Vision 2040.”
Partner Basma Al Kiyumi, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution – Oman, also expressed her excitement about joining Al Tamimi & Company, stating, “I am delighted to be part of Al Tamimi and Company. Throughout my years of experience growing BK Law into a firm employing local talent at international standards, I look forward to joining my fellow colleagues at Al Tamimi and combining our energy and creativity with their resources and expertise towards building a track record of success and working at the forefront of legal developments across each of our practice areas in Oman.”
Al Tamimi & Company’s Oman office provides a comprehensive range of corporate legal services, serving multinational corporations, local firms, family businesses, and financial institutions. Clients also benefit from the firm’s extensive network across the Middle East and North Africa, ensuring they receive high-quality legal expertise and services.