Tim has been working on transactions in the MENA region for nearly twenty years and has spent much of that time living in Egypt, Oman and the UAE.
Tim is recognised as a leading expert on PPPs and is a member of the UNECE International PPP Centre of Excellence. Tim has been working in the Middle East region for more than 15 years and had an instrumental role in the development of Public Private Partnerships in Egypt working with the Government since 2008 on PPPs in a number of sectors including a pilot hospital project. Recent engagements in the region include advising the Government of Kuwait on its first education sector PPP Project, a GCC state on the drafting of PPP Law, advising the Bangladesh PPP Office on its new PPP Framework, and advising developers in relation to a number of power and water schemes in Saudi Arabia.
In healthcare, Tim has advised on PPP schemes under the UK PFI program and pilot projects in the region such as the New Alexandria University Hospitals Project in Egypt. Tim is an active participant in healthcare initiatives in the region. For example, he previously took part in a UK Government trade mission to Saudi Arabia and participated in the “Two Kingdoms Trade & Investment Conference” representing the UK legal services sector in a healthcare workshop jointly hosted by the UKTI and the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority.
Tim is noted as a legal expert in Legal 500, Chambers, IFLR and Who’s Who Legal legal directories. Chambers Global 2017 – Middle East Energy and Infrastructure: Tim Armsby is based in Abu Dhabi and is regularly sought out for his projects and energy expertise across the Middle East. He is highlighted for his strength in Qatar and Egypt in particular. Commentators say: "He is an articulate lawyer who understands commercial issues and legal agreements," and they also acknowledge that he has "a very good understanding of regional energy issues."