Partner, Al Tamimi & Company
Sara Koleilat-Aranjo is a partner at Al Tamimi & Company.
Sara regularly advises and represents clients in arbitration proceedings arising from inbound and outbound investments relating to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the broader MENA region across a broad range of sectors, including real estate, construction, energy, technology, M&A, distribution and financial services. Sara also represents clients in arbitration-related court proceedings, including recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and set aside proceedings. She also sits as an arbitrator and acts in mediation proceedings.
Sara is a member of several professional organisations. She is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and serves as a as an expert member of the DIFC Courts’ Arbitration Division Working Group and co-chairs the In-house Counsel Group of the IBA Arbitration Committee.
Sara is recognsed in Who’s Who Legal for her experience in arbitration. She has been listed as one of the 50 Super Lawyers in the MENA region by Thomson Reuters’ Asia Legal Business in 2022 and has been selected as the recipient of the Middle East Rising Star Lawyer of the Year Award by The Association of Corporate Counsel, the American Lawyer and Legal Week (UK) in 2019.
Sara Aranjo is admitted to the New York, Paris and Beirut Bars and registered as a foreign legal consultant in the Emirate of Dubai. She holds an LLB from Saint Joseph University, an MA in international business law from the University of Paris, an MS in finance and strategic management from the ESSEC Business School and an LLM from Harvard Law School. She speaks English, French and Arabic.