Renowned Commercial Lawyer Returns as Partner, Strengthening Al Tamimi & Company’s Position as the Leading Law Firm in the Region

Highly Regarded Commercial Lawyer returns as Partner Reinforcing Commitment to Being the Region’s Leading Law Firm

The leading law firm in the Middle East and North Africa, Al Tamimi & Company, has re-appointed Willem Steenkamp as a Partner within its Corporate Commercial Department to lead the commercial contracts and commercial agency practice in Dubai.

Willem has a long history with Al Tamimi & Company having started working at the firm in 2008 and being promoted to Partner in 2017. He left Dubai in 2021 but has continued to perform his role remotely, as an external consultant, in the interim. 

Willem has over 18 years of transactional and commercial advisory experience and has practiced UAE law for over 15 years (with Al Tamimi & Company). He is recognised as a leading expert in the area of commercial agencies in the UAE and is ranked in Who’s Who Legal for his franchising experience. Willem regularly acts for local and international blue-chip clients, both listed and unlisted, on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious corporate and commercial matters.

Commenting, Samer Qudah, Managing Partner at Al Tamimi & Company, said:

“Willem has been part of the firm for 15 years and his experience and expertise are second to none. His Partnership is a testament to his dedication to not only the firm but also the legal profession. There are very few lawyers in the market that have his depth of local knowledge on the market and legal landscape.

“Willem’s appointment as Partner is another example of how Al Tamimi & Company supports its people, nurtures talent and provides the platform to achieve career goals”.

Qudah added: “Willem is a well-respected figure in the community, he will continue to be an asset for us as we continue to ensure our clients receive the best advice and representation.”

On his re-appointment, Willem Steenkamp, Partner, Corporate Commercial, at Al Tamimi & Company, said:

It is with a profound sense of gratitude and excitement that I re-join Al Tamimi & Company as a Partner.  Al Tamimi & Company has always demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of excellence in the field of law and it gives me great pleasure to continue to contribute to the firm’s mission of providing exceptional legal services to our clients.”

Al Tamimi & Company’s Corporate Commercial practice is a market leader in the region and offers the full spectrum of corporate commercial services.  The Corporate Commercial team is ranked Band One in several independent legal directories and several our team are highlighted as leading lawyers by the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and other legal directories.

The team’s strength lies in the depth of its understanding and knowledge of the UAE legal and regulatory environment, and strong relationships with the various local regulatory authorities. This enables the Commercial team to stay abreast of new developments and practices in the UAE market and provide practical and commercially pragmatic advice and guidance that achieves the client’s business goals and objectives.