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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
Samer joined Al Tamimi & Company in 1999 and has been a partner since 2007. In January 2020, he was elected as the Managing Partner to lead the management and strategic direction of the firm across the Middle East and North Africa.
Samer also heads the firm’s Corporate Structuring Department, which consists of a diverse team of lawyers spread across Al Tamimi’s regional offices. He has extensive experience of over two decades in structuring and restructuring entities and businesses for clients operating throughout the Gulf and the broader Middle East region. In addition, he has wide-ranging experience advising major blue-chip organisations, financial institutions, government and semi-government concerns, SMEs, private equity funds, FMCG’s and TMT companies on a wide range of issues, in particular M&A transactions, legal, due diligence, joint ventures, drafting, and negotiating commercial agreements, agency law issues, regulatory affairs, electronic transactions, and other corporate law-related issues.
On the legislative side, Samer has been involved in the enactment of several local and federal laws and had led the legislative developments of the laws of free zones and special economic zones across the GCC. He is also an experienced litigator, which has given him a deep understanding of the legal and judiciary systems of the United Arab Emirates, and he has drafted court pleadings in complex civil and commercial matters.
Samer is highly praised by clients and peers and trusted by the business community locally and internationally. His expertise is recognised globally and reflected in leading legal directories, including Who’s Who Legal, Chambers & Partners, and The Legal 500. Samer was recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a Thought Leader in the category Firm Management 2021.
1997 – LLM, University of Aberdeen
1995 – LLB, University of Jordan
1998 – Jordanian Bar Association
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