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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 region, continues to expand their presence in the Middle East with the opening of their office in Ras Al Khaimah. The Ras Al Khaimah office will be headed by Tara Marlow, Partner and Regional Head of Hospitality. The office is Al Tamimi’s eleventh office in the Middle East and has been established to support the steady growth that the emirate is experiencing through it’s increased credibility as an attractive hub for doing business. The full service office was opened to meet the growing demand for professional services in Ras Al Khaimah.
Managing Partner at Al Tamimi, Husam Hourani stated “the opening of our office in Ras Al Khaimah is an exciting time for both the firm and the emirate itself. Al Tamimi has been working with the Ras Al Khaimah government for some time now and to have a formal presence in Ras Al Khaimah through this establishment reinforces our support of the development in the emirate.”
Jim Stewart, Chief Executive Officer at Investment and Development Office, Government of Ras Al Khaimah, said “The government of Ras Al Khaimah has worked closely with Al Tamimi over many years, across multiple industry sectors, and we have benefited greatly from their unsurpassed local and regional legal capabilities, and their practical, common sense legal advice. In essence we see Al Tamimi as a key partner in helping to manage the Government’s legal risk profile whilst it implements the vision of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and Member of the Supreme Council, in delivering continued sustainable economic development; we truly value their support.”
Al Tamimi is looking ahead at further expansion in 2013 with an office planned in Erbil, Iraq in July.
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