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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
Yanal is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Commercial practice based in Dubai and a core member of Al Tamimi & Company’s Energy and Resources Practice Group.
He is a multilingual international lawyer who principally advises oil and gas companies on corporate and advisory matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, projects, licensing and regulation, and commercial contracts. He has been recognised in the inaugural edition of “The Best Lawyers in the UK: Ones to Watch (2023)” review for Corporate Law.
He has cross-border experience in major oil and gas corporate transactions and projects across Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and Southeast Asia, as well as expertise in drafting and negotiating petroleum contracts across the entire supply chain (upstream, midstream, and downstream).
Yanal is an English-qualified solicitor with over ten years of experience in London, having worked for a specialist boutique firm acting for tier-1 oil and gas companies and an international firm’s corporate practice in the City of London. He has been practising law across the MENA since joining Al Tamimi Company in 2022.
Oil and Gas Corporate, M&A, and Joint Ventures
Highlights of Yanal’s corporate/M&A experience include advising:
Commercial (Oil and Gas)
Highlights of Yanal’s commercial experience include advising:
Mining and Power
Highlights of Yanal’s mining and power experience include advising:
General Corporate Commercial and Venture Capital
Highlights of Yanal’s corporate commercial experience include advising:
* Prior to joining Al Tamimi and Company.
2015 – Legal Practice Course, BPP University
2012 – Master of Laws in Oil and Gas Law, University of Aberdeen
2011 – Bachelor of Laws, Kingston University, London
2016 – England & Wales, Solicitor
2023 – Emirate of Dubai, Legal Consultant
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