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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
Hassan Arab is Partner and Co-Head of Litigation at Al Tamimi & Company. He obtained his Ph.D. in Law from the University of Essex in UK and his doctoral thesis is titled “Critical Study of the Concept of International Arbitration in the UAE: Identifying Problems Affecting the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign and International Arbitral Awards”. He has a Law Degree from Beirut University in Alexandria, Egypt. He also has a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of Wollongong and Practice Diplomas in International Arbitration Law and International Commercial Law from the College of Law, UK. His practise area includes all forms of civil and commercial litigation, arbitration, ADR, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. As an arbitrator, he has extensive experience and arbitrated several claims under leading international arbitration institutions. Hassan Arab provides expert opinions on the UAE laws before arbitral tribunals and foreign courts. Chambers Global has commented Hassan Arab as a “real winner who gives excellent advice and solutions”. Hassan Arab is also listed in the prestigious category of Arbitration Future Leaders 2017 by Who’s Who Legal.
Hassan Arab plays a leadership role in several international organisations. Hassan Arab is listed panel arbitrator for:
He is the author and co-author of a number of publications on arbitration and dispute resolution. In addition, he has authored several books including Legal Studies and Articles (published between 1998-2008), Civil Procedures Law in the UAE Vol 1 & Vol 2, Criminal Procedures Law in the UAE (2013), Summaries of UAE Courts’ Decisions on Arbitration (First Edition, co-authored, ICC Publication) and Summaries of UAE Courts’ Decisions on Arbitration 2012 – 2016, Including DIFC Court Decisions (2017, co-authored, Second Edition, ICC Publication).
2017 – Ph.D. in Law, University of Essex
2009 – Practice Diploma in International Commercial Law, The College of Law
2007 – Practice Diploma in International Arbitration Law, The College of Law
2004 – Master Degree of International Business (MIB), University of Wollongong
1996 – Bachelor of Law (LLB), Beirut University in Alexandria, Egypt
1998 – UAE Ministry of Justice (Active Lawyer)
Dr. Arab has a right of audience to appear before all levels of Federal and Local Courts in the UAE
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