Al Tamimi & Company relocates to new premises in Al Khobar
The expansion of the firm's team is a testament to a buoyant market in the region
As a part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's (KSA's) growth plans, Al Tamimi & Company has relocated to new premises in Al Khobar, a city in the Eastern Province.
The shift to a bigger space in Abdulhadi Al Hugayet Tower, located in the busy commercial centre, is to accommodate the firm's growing team.
Commenting on the move, Samer Qudah, the managing partner at Al Tamimi & Company said, "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is vital to our growth plans. This move not only reinforces our ambition to be a regional leader, but it also reaffirms our commitment to investing in the Kingdom and playing our role in supporting the Saudi Vision 2030."
He added, "We want to ensure a first-class experience for our clients and colleagues across all the jurisdictions where we have offices, and this includes securing office space in the best office buildings. Along with this are the ESG standards we set for the firm, and this move will allow the firm to improve its environmental footprint and achieve its sustainability objectives in Al Khobar as well as attract a more diverse workforce."
Grahame Nelson, the partner and head of the Al Khobar office, and the head of Al Tamimi & Company's energy and resources sector remarked, "Building on the establishment of offices in Riyadh and Jeddah, we opened our office in Al Khobar in 2016. This was both a case of trade following the flag and the flag following the trade. We already had a substantial client base in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and were keen to have a visible on-the-ground presence to better serve those clients. At the same time, we saw the move as strategically important, as it enabled us to develop our mainstream corporate and litigation practices as well as new practice areas in the region's energy and industrial heartland.
He added, "Since its opening, our Al Khobar office has expanded rapidly in step with the Government's Vision 2030 social and economic programs. However, it had been clear to us for some time that we were outgrowing the physical confines of our previous Al Khobar offices and that we needed to move to larger premises. The office move will also support our ambition to attract the up-and-coming legal talent in the country as well as our ambition to continue to provide training to young Saudi lawyers. With the space we have created, we will be able to realize this ambition."