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technology • media • telecommunications • regulatory • software • licensing • consultancy • outsourcing • infrastructure • escrow • procurement • data protection • privacy • information security • cloud computing • e-commerce • m-commerce • mobile • payment solutions • financial services • advertising • promotions • competition • copyright • content • intellectual property • broadcasting • film production • film finance • television • satellite • sports • entertainment • music • social media

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Our Technology, Media & Telecommunications team provides local and international clients with world-class, specialist legal support across the full spectrum of technology, media and telecommunications matters.

Our TMT team members have qualifications and experience from a variety of sophisticated jurisdictions, and an unrivalled depth of Middle East experience. With ready access to Arabic speaking lawyers and specialists across all the firm's practice areas, the TMT team is well-positioned to provide comprehensive, expert legal advice in this diverse and dynamic area of business. Working with colleagues across the Middle East, our TMT team can also act as a single point of contact for multi-jurisdictional legal advice involving industry-specific queries or complex technology issues.

Our TMT team's advice is practical and informed by its familiarity with the sectors in which our clients operate, the legal and regulatory environments of more sophisticated jurisdictions, and our deep knowledge of local law and practice.



Our core Technology services include:

  • Guidance and documentation on all types of transactions in the technology sector, including IT procurement, software licensing, consultancy services and outsourcing
  • Local law compliance in respect of diverse technology-related issues, including data protection, use of encryption, and government procurement rules in a technology context
  • Technology and intellectual property aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, including employment and consultancy arrangements
  • Contentious technology-related matters, including allegations of copyright infringement, disputes as to ownership of technology and improvements, and disputes relating to failure to perform under technology services agreements
  • Technology-related corporate policies, including data protection policies, BYOD policies, social media policies, and policies relating to the use of corporate technology



Our core Media services include:

  • Local law compliance in respect of traditional and digital advertising and promotions, including content regulatory advice
  • Structuring of media sector ventures, and set-up in local media free zones
  • Traditional and new-media content production, including commissioning arrangements, agreements with talent, ownership and copyright assignment, financing and local production incentives, engagement of local service providers and location permits
  • Publishing and broadcasting, and film and television distribution throughout the region, including via OTT services and other new channels
  • Events and sponsorship related advisory and documentation
  • Contentious media-related matters, including allegations of copyright infringement, social-media take-downs, and addressing non-compliance with local regulatory requirements
  • Media and content related aspects of corporate and commercial transactions



Our core Telecommunications services include:

  • Local law compliance on telecommunications-related issues affecting corporate clients operating in the region, ranging from the use of VoIP and VPNs through to the sending of unsolicited electronic marketing
  • Local law compliance on 'challenger' technologies, and the provision of regulated telecommunications services other than by locally licensed telecommunications service providers
  • Commercial transactions relating to the supply of telecommunications related services, infrastructure and equipment
  • Structuring of telecommunications sector ventures, corporate set-up of suitable entities in the most appropriate locations, and general corporate legal support
  • Equipment 'type approval' and assistance with import and export of telecommunications equipment
  • Contentious technology-related matters, including contractual disputes, disputes between competitors, and challenging adverse assessments from local regulators


  @Middle East Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law Group

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