Wesley Wood joins Al Tamimi & Company’s partnership
Al Tamimi & Company has announced that Wesley Wood (pictured), a specialist shipping lawyer, has joined its Shipping, Aviation & Logistics team as partner in their Dubai office.
With over 13 years of experience advising on a wide range of shipping and international trade matters, Wood will offer advice to Al Tamimi & Company’s clients in its 17 offices across 10 countries. The hire strengthens the firm’s capabilities in its Shipping, Aviation & Logistics practice and takes the total number of Partners, at the Middle East and North Africa’s leading law firm, to 90.
Wood has spent the last five years working in the United Arab Emirates, during which time he has built a leading reputation across the region’s shipping and maritime legal market.
Commenting on the new hire, Al Tamimi & Company managing partner, Samer Qudah said:
“We always want to strengthen across our departments to ensure our clients have access to the best legal advice in the Middle East and North Africa. Already this year we have promoted six lawyers to Partner, and brought in three new Partners to the firm, and in Wesley we have a specialist that brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise for our teams and clients to tap into. In particular, his expert capability in dealing with large complex international trade and commodity disputes.”
“The region is firmly positioned as a transport hub, and there are projects and regulations being announced that are modernising the transport and logistics sector. This presents opportunities for us, and I believe it is an exciting time to be in this region, and part of Al Tamimi & Company. I am confident Wesley will be an asset for us as we continue to ensure our clients have access to the best lawyers and receive the best representation.”
New Transport Partner, Wesley Wood said:
“I am delighted to have joined Al Tamimi & Company and I look forward to working with my colleagues across the Middle East and North Africa to maintain the firm’s leading reputation.”
“The transport and logistics sector in the region is a fundamental economic pillar that is constantly evolving, particularly from a regulatory perspective. Our Shipping, Aviation & Logistics team is at the forefront of these updates, it has the network and footprint to advise across the entire region and this is what excites me about joining the region’s preeminent law firm”.