Tom Snider joins Al Tamimi as head of arbitration

Harvard Law School educated, Snider joins Al Tamimi as a partner from a leading international law firm and comes with over 16 years of experience

Thomas Snider has been appointed head of arbitration at Al Tamimi & Company.
Thomas Snider has been appointed head of arbitration at Al Tamimi & Company.

Regional law firm Al Tamimi & Company has announced the appointment of Thomas Snider as its new head of arbitration.

Harvard Law School educated, Snider joins Al Tamimi as a partner from a leading international law firm and comes with over 16 years of experience specialising in international commercial arbitration, international investment disputes and state-to-state arbitration around the world.

He has represented parties in arbitrations involving a range of industries, including oil and gas, mining, automobile manufacturing, and telecommunications, as well as shareholder and joint-venture disputes.

Essam Al Tamimi, senior partner at Al Tamimi, said: “Tom’s appointment could not be timelier. He joins our firm at a time that international arbitration in the UAE and the Middle East is going from strength to strength, as witnessed by the proliferation of arbitral institutions and rules in the region.”

According to Al Tamimi, arbitration is currently gaining momentum as a leading form of dispute resolution. The strong growth of international arbitration in the region is reflected in the creation of new arbitral seats and arbitral centres in the UAE and across the GCC.

In addition, regional arbitration institutions are enhancing their rules as they compete for a share of the increasing caseload, and arbitral seats are cooperating with local and foreign courts to enhance the enforceability of their arbitral awards.

Regional courts continue to demonstrate their commitment to support arbitration and to enforce foreign arbitral awards.

Snider commented: “Joining the leading law firm in the Middle East is an exciting move for me professionally, and I am very much looking forward to working with the highly regarded team to further build the profile of arbitration at Al Tamimi across the region and globally.”
 

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