Al Tamimi and Company appoints top infrastructure lawyer to lead Qatar office

December 16, 2010 9:54 am

Jay is one of the region’s leading power and infrastructure projects lawyers, and joins from the Abu Dhabi office of Patton Boggs. He has over 20 years experience in project finance, including the development, acquisition and financing of power plants, ports and transport projects as well as aircraft and rail leasing. He represents overseas and domestic banks and financial institutions, private equity funds, developers, contractors and equipment lessors in regional and cross-border transactions.

Jay will utilise his significant experience in the Middle East to maintain Al Tamimi’s position as one of the leading corporate, M&A and dispute resolution firms in Qatar and extend their penetration in the crucial projects and infrastructure sectors in this energy rich market.

Commenting on his appointment Jay Fortin said: “I am delighted to be joining the leading law firm in the Middle East at this time of growth in Qatar. Al Tamimi has a reputation for excellence which is unrivalled in the region, and there are significant opportunities in all our key practice areas both in Qatar and across the region.”

Al Tamimi & Company founder and senior partner Essam Al Tamimi, added: “We are delighted to welcome an exceptional lawyer of Jay’s calibre to the team. Strategically Qatar is one of our most important jurisdictions and with his experienced leadership and expertise in the projects market, we will be able to capitalise on the region’s growth in recent years.”