The regional real estate, construction and hospitality sectors have been turned upside down over the last two years, with Covid-19 bringing these sectors to a halt. The impact of the pandemic remains, however, the resurrection of these vital sectors across the region is a welcome relief because they support the development of modern cities, which in turn have attracted commerce and tourism to the Middle East and North Africa.
This latest edition of Law Update, provides vital insights, updates and commentary on the latest trends taking shape across the real estate, construction, hotels and leisure sectors. The articles within this edition cover a broad range of topics, from what’s next for real estate in Dubai, to commentary on Saudi real estate, a market that is set to become the main bedrock of the region for years ahead. You will find articles on reforming real estate laws in Qatar, foreign investment and ownership in Oman, and mitigating risks on hotel construction projects and the lessons learnt from Covid.Read the full report
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Davies as the new Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice based in the Dubai office.
Prior to joining Al Tamimi, Stuart gained extensive international experience working in private practice and in-house in London and Asia; most recently working for Ooredoo (previously Q-Tel) in Qatar, where he undertook various roles in the group’s legal team and its New Business Unit. He has worked with a wide range of clients locally and internationally. Stuart works on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters across TMT, advising on large telecommunications projects, strategic digital partnerships, infrastructure, vendor agreements and data centres. Stuart also has significant media experience and within the technology space, he has expertise on fundraising, payment solutions, e-commerce and OTT messaging.
With a core presence in the Dubai International Financial Centre, and now with specialist colleagues in various Al Tamimi offices across the region, Al Tamimi & Company’s TMT practice regularly acts as a one-stop source of advice on Middle East technology, media and telecommunications matters.
Husam Hourani, Managing Partner at Al Tamimi & Company, said;
“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart to his new role. Stuart’s appointment will further strengthen the TMT practice and his extensive experience and market knowledge will enable him to share valuable insight into how we can continue to support our clients.
The UAE, and the broader Middle East region, is undergoing rapid transformation in the TMT space. With a significant appetite for harnessing innovation, and budgets to match, government and industry across the region are requiring legal support on technology-related projects and legal issues.”
Commenting, Stuart Davies, said;
“I am delighted to have joined such a prestigious firm, and I look forward to helping build on Al Tamimi’s already impressive TMT team and close relationships with the burgeoning local and regional telecommunications, media and technology industry.”