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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
Prior to joining Al Tamimi & Company as the Head of the Corporate/Commercial department of its Casablanca office in 2022, Richard acted as the Senior Partner of Roudane & Partners Law Firm since 2008, after his formal training and working as an associate for a French international law firm for five years.
Richard specializes in the corporate structuring of investment projects in Morocco, where he is based. He is an expert on Moroccan corporate and commercial law and has set up over 100 companies. He advises parent company representatives and local executives in connection with all aspects of their business activity in Morocco, including compliance with over 20 new laws and regulations put in place over the last 20 years in relation to the administration and management of companies, commercial leases and the protection of personal data.
He has been directly involved in the negotiation of investment agreements with the Moroccan government in relation to projects totaling over €1 billion in the Hospitality Sector and the Oil & Gas industry, as well as their financing through local banks or institutional and private investors. He has also audited various properties and companies in connection with various M&A transactions.
He has also drafted and negotiated, on behalf of business owners, hundreds of leases and management, franchise, licence and other commercial agreements with top-tier international brands and operators.
Professional memberships, publications and speaking engagements
Richard is a member of the Quebec Bar.
He has been a frequent expert contributor to the research work of the World Bank Group and World Justice Foundation and is a member of the TrustLaw Group of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
2002- Bar Exams (Quebec Bar School)
2002- LL.M. in Law (Laval University)
2000- LL.B. in Law (McGill/Laval University)
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