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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
Al Tamimi & Company, the largest law firm in the Middle East, has confirmed the appointment of Scott Lambert as Regional Head of Construction and Infrastructure.
Scott will be responsible for building on the firm’s thriving Construction and Infrastructure practice and offering expert advice across the sector, at a time where construction and infrastructure projects are gaining real momentum across the region.
Scott has considerable experience as a Construction and Infrastructure lawyer and is a former Partner of Holding Redlich, a leading Australian law firm with one of the largest construction practices in Queensland. Scott has also been a Director of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia, a Member of the Queensland Law Society Law Construction Law Committee and Deputy Chair of the Law Council of Australian Construction and Infrastructure Law Committee.
Al Tamimi had a very strong 2014, with the firm growing to over 500 employees over the course of the year. Al Tamimi now has 50 partners, offices across all six GCC countries, and has also expanded its regional premises in Ras Al Khaimah, Erbil, Muscat and Manama. The firm’s Construction and Infrastructure practice is a regional leader, and recently acted for a major government owned developer regarding the design and construction of a complex multi-million dollar iconic business tower, which was awarded following a 2 stage early contractor involvement process.
Husam Hourani, Managing Partner at Al Tamimi, said:
“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Scott to his new role, especially at a time where the sector is experiencing such significant growth across the region. Scott’s extensive experience in the legal sector, especially within construction and infrastructure, will enable him to share valuable insights into how we can develop our construction and infrastructure practice further, and ensure the growth and development of the practice across the region.”
Commenting, Scott Lambert said:
“I look forward to working closely with the team to ensure positive momentum and growth within the practice as well as the wider firm. This is a very exciting time to be joining the practice, and I hope to be able to share my industry knowledge and expertise to further the success of the firm.”
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