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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
by Neil Morgan / Omar Sharief
Sport and sponsorship go hand in hand; a multi-million-dollar industry. Seldom will you see sports stadia unbranded, an athlete competing in unbranded apparel, or a globally recognized brand without an affiliation to sport in some form. Brands first began to sponsor major sporting events, athletes, and sports clubs during the early 1900s.Read More
Sport continues to attract more viewers than any other genre of programme. The popularity of women’s sport is ever growing, resulting in greater attendance, increased viewer figures, more sponsors and wider media coverage.Read More
by Neil Morgan / Minal Sapra
In the past few years, we have seen an active and growing gaming population across the Middle East region, particularly in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).Read More
The implementation of specific event laws is increasingly becoming a key requirement in the hosting of major sports events. It is now common practice for major rights holders such as FIFA and the IOC, as part of the relevant bidding process, to oblige the successful bidder to introduce new event laws (also known as enabling laws) and/or update existing legislation to facilitate the hosting and staging of the event.Read More
With not much time left to go before the FIFA 2022 Football World Cup (“WC22”) begins in Qatar in November 2022, excitement is building and preparations are being finalised.Read More
by Hussain Osman / Shouq Al Majali
The Kingdom of Bahrain is home to one of the leading, state of the art, motorsport venues in the world – the Bahrain International Circuit. Thus, it is understandable that laws are being introduced to bring the legal field of sports since the leap taken in 2004.Read More
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