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Welcome to the latest edition of Law Update titled “Rise of Generative AI.”
In this edition, we dive into the dynamic world of Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. TMT continues to play a vital role in positioning the region as an international business and social hub, driving significant growth and innovation.
Our focus in this Law Update is on the sector’s ongoing potential to advance and propel the region toward a more digital economy. We explore the benefits of embracing a digital transformation and how local authorities have responded by enhancing regulations to accommodate the evolving TMT landscape.
This edition covers a range of topics, including – the new Telecommunications & Information Technology Law in Saudi Arabia, the intricacies of trademarks in the Metaverse, and the legal challenges faced by the video game industry. Additionally, we take a regional perspective, discussing jurisdictions such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, and Bahrain to provide a comprehensive understanding of the TMT landscape.
We hope you thoroughly enjoy this packed issue of Law Update, filled with captivating articles that address key legal issues within a vital sector for the region.Read the full edition
Bandar has worked in Australian and Saudi Arabian law firms. Fluent in both Arabic and English, Bandar currently handles files in the Corporate Commercial, Sports Law and Litigation Departments of Al Tamimi & Company’s Riyadh office, where he has gained a considerable amount of experience in dispute resolution and general corporate matters.
With extensive experience with respect to the laws relating to international sports law and Saudi sports law, Bandar represents a number of sports clubs and sporting bodies and advises on international sports law and Saudi Arabian Sports Law issues with his primary focus on laws and regulations relating to Professional Football including those relating to player transfers and discipline regulations . Bandar has drafted and advised on Sports regulations and privatization of clubs.
Bandar has also worked and advised on various areas of Saudi Arabian corporate and commercial law in addition to establishing companies and branch offices for foreign investors.
Prior joining the firm, Bandar was a legal advisor at the Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Riyadh where he was responsible for handling a variety of different types of commercial disputes and associated settlement arrangements and also was working on Arbitration cases.
Master in International Sport Law, ISDE, Madrid, Spain
Master of Law, Wollongong University, Australia
Diploma in International Sports Law, Sports Law and Policy Centre, Italy.
Bachelor of Law, King Saud University
Licensed as a Lawyer in Saudi Arabia.
Arbitrator before Saudi Sport Arbitration Center.
Licensed as an Arbitrator in Saudi Arabia.
Former Chairman of the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation.
Fourth Deputy Chairperson of the AFC Entry Control Body.
A member of the Legal Committee at Arab Gulf Football Federation.
A member of International Association of Sports Law.
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