Al Tamimi & Co, a A full-service law firm with 16 offices across the Middle East, was once again named the region’s best tax firm by a prestigious industry forum.
Founded in 1989 in the United Arab Emirates, Al Tamimi & Co has grown over the past 32 years as one of the largest local law firms, with over 850 people working in offices in nine countries.
The professional services firm advises clients on the full spectrum of legal services, including tax. Years ago, Al Tamimi & Co was, according to its own records, the first major law firm in the Middle East to establish a dedicated international tax practice, providing (cross-border) tax advice to clients, including multinationals. , financial services institutions, governments, sovereign wealth funds, and private equity groups.
Shiraz Khan, Partner and Head of Tax at Al Tamimi & Co, explained: “We advise in all areas of taxation, including mergers and acquisitions (tax structuring, due diligence and SPA support), corporate tax. companies, zakat, VAT, withholding tax, customs duties and transfers. pricing. We also shape tax policy and help governments develop and draft tax legislation.
At the EMEA Tax Awards, organized for the 16th time by International Tax Review, Al Tamimi & Co was – for the second year in a row – named “Middle East Tax Firm of the Year”, this year ahead of consulting giants Deloitte, KPMG and PwC, the counterpart to law firm DLA Piper, and regional professional services groups MMJS Consulting and WTS Dhruva Consultants.
Commenting on the triumph, Khan said: “It is a great achievement to have won this very prestigious award and to be recognized as the leading tax practice in the Middle East. I am very proud of my team who amply deserves this recognition.
The award comes on the heels of another recent major recognition for the tax practice of Al Tamimi & Co – being ranked in the first group in the very first ranking by Chambers for tax practices in law firms in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, in the Transfer Pricing category of the EMEA Tax Awards 2021, Deloitte was named the Middle East’s Best Service Provider.