This issue is filled with great insights and expert commentary on areas that are relevant to the legal landscape and highlight how the business community is embracing technology, media and telecommunications. There are various topics covered, from new ways of working and digital transformation in the finance sector to data protection regulatory updates and guidance. We also have a series of articles that focus on e-commerce across a number of jurisdictions.
You will also find insights from our lawyers around real estate analytics, tech trends, and data centres.
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Thomson Reuters announced today that the region’s largest law firm, Al Tamimi & Company (“Al Tamimi”), has joined the Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME (“ASME”) platform as a provider of tailored legal services to SMEs throughout the MENA region (http://acceleratesme.com).
ASME serves as the only digital gateway to the SME ecosystem in the MENA region, and supports SMEs and entrepreneurs by leveraging its capability to partner with the region’s most powerful financial solutions, service and workflow providers to offer business owners the end-to-end resources needed for them to grow.
Registered Accelerate SME community members can now apply exclusively for Al Tamimi’s tailored legal packages at significantly discounted rates, which are tailored to those looking for legal support to start and run a business, legal support to build and run an e-commerce business, and legal support for those with an innovation driven business. This partnership demonstrates Al Tamimi’s commitment to empower the growing pool of entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs throughout the region.
“All aspiring entrepreneurs and SMEs need sound legal support but they often also need a helping hand to understand the type of support they require” said Nadim Najjar, Managing Director, MENA Thomson Reuters. “We are very proud to join forces with Al Tamimi who through their Startup Support Program work closely with their SME clients to understand and service their needs with preferential rates for Accelerate SME members. Their strong regional footprint positions them well to provide their expert and comprehensive legal experience to the SME sector.”
“At Al Tamimi, we recognize the importance of supporting the growing pool of entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs in the region. Our part in the entrepreneurial ecosystem consists of providing legal advice, mentoring, training and sharing knowledge to ensure entrepreneurs and their businesses have a clear understanding of how to navigate the legal landscape, and have the tools they need to succeed,” said Foutoun Hajjar, Partner and Chair of Al Tamimi’s Innovation Group. “We are delighted to be part of the ASME platform, as this presents an exciting opportunity to share and leverage our experience as a full-service law firm in supporting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs that hope to grow into key players in regional commerce.”