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The Middle East is experiencing enormous growth within the telecommunications sector with the potential for a great deal of regulatory, corporate and M&A activity.  Unlike North America and Europe, the Middle East is in the relatively early stages of liberalisation with markets continuing to open their doors to new competitors, new products and services and deploying new broadband networks.

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  • Chris Appleby, Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications view profile

The telecoms market has experienced phenomenal growth in the mobile and broadband sectors. Furthermore, various telecommunication regulators are now pursuing ex post  regulation with the introduction of new legislation on matters such as anti-competitive conduct.

At Al Tamimi, we are unique in the telecommunications sector as one of the only firms on the ground with regional telecoms practicitioners dedicated to advancing the interests of a variety of clients and players working within this dynamic sector. We have practitioners from a variety of backgrounds who can apply international best practices with local legal expertise on any variety of issues; a combination we believe to be unmatched by any other law firm operating in the region. Our clients include telecommunication companies, regulators, infrastructure providers, equipment providers, network providers and regional clients having complex telecommunication requirements such as financial institutions.

We act on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures with other local or foreign entities, regulatory compliance, licensing, anti-competitive practices and commercial transactions of all sizes throughout the Middle East region.

Our team is experienced in advising on high value international telecoms issues involving complex and sophisticated advice to Boards of Directors, senior executives and key individuals charged with deciding upon and executing corporate strategies. This includes advising on anti-competitive conduct, regulatory issues arising in newly liberalized and mature markets, compliance, corporate secretarial requirements, corporate and commercial contracts, joint venture arrangements and sophisticated licensing and procurement arrangements.

Perhaps most importantly for telecommunication clients, as the premier full service firm in the Middle East, we address all aspects of an enterprises local law requirements including Financing, Corporate and Commercial advice, Intellectual Property protection, Property and Construction, Litigation and Dispute Resolution representation. The firm’s full service approach provides comprehensive and sophisticated legal advice and support locally, regionally and at the international level to meet all the legal and regulatory requirements of enterprises engaged in the telecommunications sector.