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5 May 2013

Appointment of Chris Appleby as the new Regional Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications

April saw the appointment of Chris Appleby as the new Regional Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications at Al Tamimi & Company. Based in the Dubai office, Chris is a welcome addition to the team where he brings experience in a wide variety of transactions in a number of jurisdictions including Dubai, Qatar, Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand. 

Chris qualified as a solicitor in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1991, and advises on information technology, telecommunications law and regulation, large-scale IT/telecoms infrastructure procurement, outsourcing, intellectual property and competitive tendering and contracting. Chris has experience in both private sector and government Technology, Media & Telecommunications work and has spent time on secondment as Senior Counsel at Vodafone Qatar and Dell Services in Qatar. 

Prior to joining Al Tamimi Chris headed up a Qatar based law firm’s Technology, Media, Telecommunications and Intellectual Property practice.  Chris also previously a partner and Head of TMT Middle East in the Dubai office of the international law firm SNR Denton.