The Port Said office will be led Hany Maamoon, Senior Counsel, and will focus on guiding companies through cross-border transactions in maritime, shipping and customs sectors. Hany has experience in Port Said as he previously worked in the Port Said Port Authority legal department before joining a law firm in 2005.
Omar Omar, Head of Transport & Logistics, said: “Opening this office in Port Said is not only testament to the commitment the firm has in the region and our expansion plans in Africa, but it also shows our commitment to the transport and logistics sector and more specifically our shipping clients. We continue to be very active in the region and benefit from the many opportunities the MENA region and Egypt specifically has to offer. We are proud that we can now support our clients with their queries on the ground in one of the region’s major shipping hubs.”
Head of neighbouring Cairo office Ayman Nour added: “Port Said and Alexandria are the main stations for shipping and customs operations in the region and Egypt respectively. Opening an office there will signify the importance of our legal presence in the customs sector. This is an exciting opportunity for us to expand our legal services to our clients in additional sectors in Egypt and the investment shows a clear commitment to our existing clients and business partners”.
Al Tamimi also expanded its offering in Cairo with five new banking and finance lawyers, and added local resources in Alexandria.