Jody Waugh elected as new Managing Partner of Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company, the leading law firm in the Middle East and North Africa, has announced the election of Jody Waugh as its new Managing Partner, effective from 1 January 2024. Jody Waugh will succeed Samer Qudah, who has been leading the firm since 2019 and will continue as Partner and Head of Corporate Structuring.

Jody Waugh has been with Al Tamimi & Company for over 16 years, serving as Partner, Head of Banking & Finance, and Deputy Managing Partner. He has been instrumental in developing the firm’s Banking & Finance practice, which has become a regional leader with an unrivaled reputation. He has also worked closely with the firm’s management and partners to position Al Tamimi & Company as the leading law firm in the region.

Jody Waugh has a distinguished track record of advising some of the region’s leading banks and financial institutions on complex and innovative transactions. He is a highly respected practitioner whom Legal 500 describes as ‘technically excellent and diligent’.

Al Tamimi & Company Chairman, Essam Al Tamimi, welcomed the new Managing Partner, saying:

“Being appointed the firm’s Managing Partner is a testament to Jody’s dedication and commitment to Al Tamimi & Company. His professional conduct and reputation amongst clients, fellow peers and colleagues is held in the highest regard and I look forward to working alongside Jody as he leads the firm towards a new phase of growth and excellence.”

Jody Waugh expressed his gratitude and enthusiasm for his new role, saying:

“I look forward to the upcoming phase and eagerly anticipate advancing the robust foundation established by Samer’s management over the past four years. Our aim to be the preeminent law firm in the region remains our guiding principle, and we’ll continue to focus all of our efforts on those areas that enhance our clients’ satisfaction, helping them achieve even greater success.”

Al Tamimi & Company is the largest law firm in the Middle East and North Africa, with 16 offices in nine countries. The firm has a full-service offering, with over 400 lawyers providing legal advice and support to clients across all key industry sectors. The firm is renowned for combining international experience and quality of service with expert regional knowledge and understanding.