Education

  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), B.A. Law & Anthropology
  • BPP University Law School, Legal Practice Course
  • BPP University Law School, LL.M. Professional Legal Practice
  • University of Oxford, PGDip. Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Admissions

  • England and Wales

Tamim Momeni

Associate
tmomeni@crowell.com

Tamim Momeni is an Associate in the Doha office of Crowell & Moring and a member of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group.

Tamim focuses on complex and high-value national and international commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings and other forms of alternative dispute resolution across a broad range of industries, including financial services, insurance, hospitality & leisure, construction, real estate, oil & gas, mining, intellectual property (IP) and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT). He also advises on high-profile and cross-border investigations arising from allegations of financial wrongdoing, such as bribery and corruption, money laundering and fraud.

Tamim acts on litigations in various courts, particularly the English Courts, the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Courts and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts, and arbitrations under various institutional rules including the ICC, LCIA, QICCA, DIAC and UNCITRAL. He has notable experience of acting on complex jurisdiction and choice of law issues, such as recognition and enforcement proceedings. Tamim also has experience advising on dispute resolution matters relating to Afghanistan and has contributed to the reform and development of the country’s commercial law and arbitration regime.

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Tamim practiced at the London and Dubai offices of a major international law firm. In London, he worked in a specialist TMT disputes team and advised on all kinds of TMT dispute resolution matters. In Dubai, he worked in a commercial dispute resolution and regulatory team and advised clients across the United Arab Emirates and the broader Gulf region.

He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law & Practice from the University of Oxford, England.

Representative Matters

Commercial Litigation
  • Represented the claimant on an English High Court claim arising out of a loan agreement and its recognition and enforcement in the DIFC Courts, UK and UAE.
  • Represented the claimant on an English High Court claim arising out of a distribution agreement for the supply of food products, UK.
  • Represented the defendant in a DIFC Court claim and injunction application re the purported breach of restrictive covenants, including confidentiality provisions, in a shareholder’s agreement, UAE.
  • Represented the claimant on the recognition and enforcement of a Singaporean court judgment in the DIFC Courts, UAE.
  • Represented a hotel owner re potential proceedings and the termination of investment agreements, UAE.
  • Represented the directors of a publicly listed company re potential bankruptcy proceedings, UAE.
  • Represented an insurance company with respect to a claim against it, UAE.
Arbitration
  • Represented an international hotel operator in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration claim and injunction application in the DIFC Courts relating to a hotel management agreement, Saudi Arabia.
  • Represented the owner of a five-star hotel in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration claim re a hotel management agreement and related agreements, UAE.
  • Represented an international fashion brand in an LCIA claim arising out of a distribution agreement, UAE.
  • Represented the claimant on a potential DIAC arbitration re a helicopter lease-agreement, Afghanistan.
  • Represented the claimant on a potential ADCCAC arbitration arising out of a supply contract, UAE.
Investigations
  • Represented an international utility company re potential bribery and corruption offences, Qatar.
  • Represented a government in respect of a circa USD$1.5 billion alleged international fraud, enforcement and asset recovery case, UK & UAE.
  • Represented an international company in relation to anti-money laundering, the UK Bribery Act and the Proceeds of Crime Act, UK & UAE.
TMT & IP
  • Represented a global financial software company in disputes against various banks for unpaid license fees, alleged software issues and the implementation of the software, Nigeria, Iraq and Qatar.
  • Represented an online retailer in a dispute against its supplier under an IT services agreement, UK.
  • Represented a global software company as a defendant in a potential claim for breach of contract and/or damages for misrepresentations, Saudi Arabia and UK.
  • Represented an international insurance company in a claim against its insured company under an IT supply agreement, UK & Germany.
  • Represented a licensor of a kitchen design software in respect of the termination of an IT license agreement and post-termination obligations including IP rights to various items, UK & Germany.
  • Represented a multinational UK retail company in two large disputes with different IT solution suppliers arising out of alleged misuse of licensed software following an audit, UK.
  • Represented a multinational UK consumer goods company in respect of its obligations under various agreements with global IT solution suppliers, including data-protection issues, UK.
Construction & Infrastructure
  • Represented a global mining company against a claimant contractor on an ICC arbitration, Liberia.
  • Represented a supplier on an ICC arbitration re the construction of a polymerization plant, UK.
  • Represented the claimant against the contractor on an ICC arbitration re an LNG project, Chile.
  • Represented an employer on a potential investor-state arbitration re the construction of a power plant, Saudi Arabia.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice as a solicitor in England & Wales


Professional Activities and Memberships

  • ICC Afghanistan - Mining Think Tank of Afghanistan (MTTA)


Publications

  • "Legal Reform in Afghanistan: The Case for the Establishment of Law Commission," Pajhwok (April 2020). Co-Author: Tamim Momeni.
  • "Joint Judicial Tribunal will not tolerate ‘guerilla’ litigation tactics in the UAE," Out-Law (October 2019). Co-Author: Tamim Momeni.
  • "International Arbitration ‘can help grow the Afghan economy'" Out-Law (October 2018). Co-Author: Tamim Momeni.
  • "Practical implications of penalty clauses in English law," Out-Law (July 2018). Co-Author: Tamim Momeni.
  • "JCPOA: A New Dawn for Iran’s Oil and Gas Industry," The Diplomat (January 2016). Co-Author: Tamim Momeni.
  • "Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth: Prosperity or Curse?" The Diplomat (February 2015). Author: Tamim Momeni.