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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
Tara Marlow - Partner, Head of Real Estate, Hotels & Leisure - Real Estate / Family Business
Our Focus for this month’s Law Update covers Real Estate and the Hotels & Leisure industry across the region. It is a timely focus given the unfortunate climate we find ourselves in as a result of the COVID-19 situation. No-one is escaping the pain that this is causing, and the Real Estate and Hotel sectors have been heavily impacted. We have seen launches of real estate projects postponed, temporary closure of hotels, restaurants, facilities and retail outlets, cancellation of events, thousands of hotel staff being furloughed, and generally revenues plummeting as a result of the necessary measures taken.
As Governments across the Middle East & North African (‘MENA’) region have been swift to take action to limit the spread of the virus, we are hopeful that the situation will be as short lived as possible, and business starts to return to normal before too long.
We have included a range of articles that we hope you find of interest. At the time of publication, we are busy assisting and supporting our clients in respect of the impact of COVID-19 on their day-to-day businesses. Whether
a landlord, financial institution, investor, hotel owner, hotel operator, fund or tenant, we are here to help.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need any assistance, advice or guidance.
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