Al Tamimi & Company joins Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME as legal services provider


DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – 25 September 2018: Thomson Reuters announced today that the region’s largest law firm, Al Tamimi & Company (“Al Tamimi”), has joined the Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME (“ASME”) platform as a provider of tailored legal services to SMEs throughout the MENA region (

ASME serves as the only digital gateway to the SME ecosystem in the MENA region, and supports SMEs and entrepreneurs by leveraging its capability to partner with the region’s most powerful financial solutions, service and workflow providers to offer business owners the end-to-end resources needed for them to grow.

Registered Accelerate SME community members can now apply exclusively for Al Tamimi’s tailored legal packages at significantly discounted rates, which are tailored to those looking for legal support to start and run a business, legal support to build and run an e-commerce business, and legal support for those with an innovation driven business. This partnership demonstrates Al Tamimi’s commitment to empower the growing pool of entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs throughout the region.

“All aspiring entrepreneurs and SMEs need sound legal support but they often also need a helping hand to understand the type of support they require” said Nadim Najjar, Managing Director, MENA Thomson Reuters. “We are very proud to join forces with Al Tamimi who through their Startup Support Program work closely with their SME clients to understand and service their needs with preferential rates for Accelerate SME members. Their strong regional footprint positions them well to provide their expert and comprehensive legal experience to the SME sector.”

“At Al Tamimi, we recognize the importance of supporting the growing pool of entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs in the region. Our part in the entrepreneurial ecosystem consists of providing legal advice, mentoring, training and sharing knowledge to ensure entrepreneurs and their businesses have a clear understanding of how to navigate the legal landscape, and have the tools they need to succeed,” said Foutoun Hajjar, Partner and Chair of Al Tamimi’s Innovation Group. “We are delighted to be part of the ASME platform, as this presents an exciting opportunity to share and leverage our experience as a full-service law firm in supporting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs that hope to grow into key players in regional commerce.”

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About Al Tamimi & Co

Al Tamimi & Company is the largest law firm in the Middle East with 17 offices across nine countries. The firm has unrivalled experience, having operated in the region for over 25 years. Our lawyers combine international experience and qualifications with expert regional knowledge and understanding. We are a full-service firm, specialising in advising and supporting major international corporations, banks and financial institutions, government organisations and local, regional and international companies. Our main areas of expertise include arbitration & litigation, banking & finance, corporate & commercial, intellectual property, real estate, construction & infrastructure, and technology, media & telecommunications. Our lawyers provide quality legal advice and support to clients across all of our practice areas.


Tarek Fleihan
Head, Corporate Communications

Middle East, Africa & Russia / CIS

Thomson Reuters
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