Samir Kantaria is a partner at Al Tamimi & Company and heads up the firm's employment practice, which is the largest team of specialist employment lawyers in the Middle East region and is recognised by Chambers Global 2014 as a Band 1 practice in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Samir is also recognised by Chambers Global 2013 as one of the leading employment lawyers in the UAE. He combines technical expertise with business acumen and project management skills, and is known for giving pragmatic and commercial advice.
Samir's practice covers the full range of employment law advice and support, on contentious and non-contentious issues, for major blue-chip, multinational and semi-governmental companies in relation to their day-to-day employment and HR issues, and also in relation to transactional matters, such as restructurings and acquisitions. He also assisted the Dubai International Financial Centre in reviewing and drafting amendments to the DIFC Employment Law.
Samir joined Al Tamimi & Company in 2003 and has been a partner since 2007.
He obtained a Bachelor of Law (with Honours) degree at the University of Warwick, England (1989 - 1992), and successfully completed the Solicitors' Final Examinations at the College of Law, England, in 1993. He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 1996.
Samir speaks English and Gujarati.