Nick has been with Al Tamimi & Company for about ten years, initially specialising in intellectual property, but for most of his time with the firm as a key member of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications team. Nick’s practice area includes technology transactions (including procurement, software licensing, consultancy services and outsourcing), technology and intellectual property aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, privacy and data protection, e-commerce, media and advertising, and telecommunications. Nick is the author for the UAE chapter of Data Protection & Privacy, 3rd Edition (the Sweet & Maxwell International Series).

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Recent Experience

  • An international telecommunications company in respect of local law considerations relating to the proposed launch of a mobile app for third party remittance and mobile top-up services;
  • A major financial services provider in respect of regional data protection compliance;
  • Various international healthcare and education sector technology providers in respect of local government procurement requirements, and associated contractual negotiations;
  • Global internet data centre providers in respect of the regional regulatory environment for the establishment and operation of data centres and cloud computing operations;
  • A global social media platform operator in respect of regional content regulation and risks associated with the proposed roll-out of a curated content offering;
  • An oil & gas sector technology provider in respect of a dispute involving rights in software code developed in the course of a project;
  • A number of local banks with regard to a variety of operational technology agreements, including data hosting, software licences, annual maintenance agreements, mobile device applications, prepaid card systems, security and communications.


  • English
  • Japanese


2000 – LLB, University of Otago

1997 – BA, University of Otago


2008 – Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales

2005 – Legal Practitioner, Supreme Court of New South Wales

2001 – Barrister & Solicitor, High Court of New Zealand