Reimagining the Office
Al Tamimi & Company, the leading law firm in the Middle East and North Africa, is reimagining the office in a significant shift from the traditional law firm operating model.
Al Tamimi & Company has moved into an office that has completely transformed how the law firm operates. The new office is located at Central Park Towers - the largest single-owned office development in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The new space has been designed to harness and facilitate a new way of working, a more innovative approach that creates an inspiring environment for staff, offers a better work life balance and a more dynamic way of working.
Commenting on the move, Essam Al Tamimi, Chairman of Al Tamimi & Company said:
“We are delighted to be moving to new heights in our journey at a space created specifically for us at Central Park Towers. This move goes beyond the physical, it represents a transformation from a traditional way of working. It highlights our commitment to continue challenging and pushing the boundaries of the service we provide, and ensures we evolve the first-class experience for our clients and colleagues . This will put us at the forefront of the future of work conversation and inspire and reimagine the working norm for law firms across the region.”
Al Tamimi & Company Managing Partner, Samer Qudah, added:
“As a business community we’ve all had to deal with a challenging 18 months and adopt new ways of working. At Al Tamimi & Company, we looked at this as an opportunity to design our future of work model. We reviewed how we can draw on the positives of this experience and commit to being a truly innovative law firm, and one that leads from the front. We decided to implement a new hybrid-working model that encourages collaboration and enables us to work seamlessly from home or from the office. The new space will provide our teams with the work life balance that is vital today, which will, in-turn, benefit our clients.
“It has become more apparent that we can work from anywhere and still be able to provide exceptional client service and collaborate effectively with our colleagues. With this in mind, we want to give our teams a hub and the technology to ensure we are more efficient and accessible than ever. I believe as a firm we have risen to the future of work challenge and are leading the way in embracing a new approach to working that is not only here to stay, but is here to shake up how we, as a legal community, do business”.
Al Tamimi & Company credits the new bespoke office as its main enabler that will ensure its hybrid working model is a success. The law firm had originally planned to secure up to 100,000sq ft, however the implementation of its hybrid working model meant that it ended up taking only 60,000 sq ft. The new space and way of working will not only inspire, enable collaboration, and ensure dynamic working practices, but it will push the law firm towards a paperless model in a bid to continue to improve its environmental footprint and achieve its sustainability objectives.
The Al Tamimi & Company offices will occupy 60,000 sq. ft. in Central Park Towers, which is specially designed as a hub where smart office layouts, preferred residential apartments and stylish leisure, dining and retail ecosystems blend seamlessly to provide a highly desirable live-work environment. The bespoke office complex, conveniently situated at the entrance of DIFC, is home to more than 90 companies and is one of the largest in DIFC, with a total of 855,682 sq. ft. of office space.
Al Tamimi & Company
Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. Founded in 1989, we are the largest corporate law firm in the UAE and throughout the Middle East with more than 350 professionals in 17 offices across 9 countries. We’re determined to use our knowledge, experience and intellectual rigour to find innovative solutions to overcome complex business challenges. We actively encourage diversity and inclusion, enabling us to attract and retain the best talent, to ensure our clients succeed. We’re an integrated global corporate law firm with significant depth and resources, offering a full suite of legal solutions to deliver world-class legal advice in key global sectors.