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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
As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, markets and societies are facing unprecedented challenges. In this very challenging environment, the well-being of people, their workflow, businesses and finances, are all at risk.
Many industrial sectors around the world, including those in Egypt, are encountering instability; people and businesses are faced with high uncertainty about their next steps. In this context, the legal implications for businesses and individuals are becoming more and more important, and a widespread understanding of legal rights and obligations is required across society as a whole.
Al Tamimi & Company is taking a closer look at the challenges facing individuals and corporations in fulfilling their contractual obligations and enforcing their contractual rights in the current circumstances. Five suggestions are offered to help contractual parties consider their options and potential solutions under the overarching principles of.
Al Tamimi & Company, therefore, presents the following guidelines that everyone should take into consideration in order to overcome the current situation on the basis of fairness and reasonableness:
It is conceivable that the epidemic caused by COVID-19 meets the criteria of an unforeseen event, as are the severe measures put in place to control the disease and eradicate it. The World Health Organization declared it as pandemic on March 11, 2020. To an ordinary person, pandemics of this length and severity are exceptional and do not regularly occur. It is clearly a public phenomenon, and one neither foreseen reasonably nor prevented by an ordinary person. This said, treating COVID-19 as an exceptional and unforeseen event does not automatically mean that contractual parties will be excused their performance in any way; all the mentioned conditions must be taken into consideration.
If a party to a contract proves that performance of their contractual obligations has become completely impossible as a result of the spreading of COVID-19, Force Majeure may be invoked for a competent judge to completely terminate the affected party’s obligations and terminate the contract.
Partner, Head of Office – Egypt
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