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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 Grahame Nelson / Thomas Calvert / Chelsea Pollard / Omar Sharief / May AlMahfouz
In line with attempts to diversify their economies, states in the GCC and the Middle East more broadly are turning their eyes towards mining. For example, a number of new projects have been introduced in Oman, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.Read More
by Ahmed Hashem / Jamal Natto
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is focusing on progressing towards an improved method of accelerating the stages of development related to Digital Transformation.Read More
by Hany Maamoon / Karim Marouny
The Suez Canal is one of the most important and busiest trade routes in the word being the shortest link between the east and the west due to its unique geographic location if compared with the Cape of Good Hope, which makes it of special importance to the world and to Egypt as well.Read More
by Adam Gray
The contract is signed, the terms and conditions are agreed, English law applies. The list of possible departures from the contractual terms and conditions in an array of circumstances is endless.Read More
by Sakher Alaqaileh / Bassam Al-Azzeh
The GCC Customs Union is one of the main aims of the GCC Economic Agreement of 2001 (the “GCC EA”). The GCC Customs Union was established on 1 January 2003, and as stated in article (1) of the GCC EA, it works to achieve a varied list of objectives.Read More
by Yazan Al Saoudi / Bushra Abu Tayeh / Wael Elgouhari
As the Russian – Ukrainian crisis continues to escalate, and significant sanctions are already placed on Russian financial system in addition to various airlines, lessors and operators.Read More
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