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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 continues its strategy to be the leading regional law firm for innovation and technology
Manama, October 2019: Al Tamimi & Company, the largest law firm in the Middle East, is gearing up to host an event on 30th October 2019 to celebrate its 5th anniversary of operations in the Kingdom of Bahrain. To mark the occasion, more than 100 clients and business leaders are set to gather at the Four Seasons Hotel, Bahrain Bay, where they will enjoy a reception and provoking panel discussion with thought leaders on Bahrain’s growing position as a regional FinTech hub
Since its establishment in Bahrain in 2014, and 30 years of operating in the region also being celebrated this year, Al Tamimi & Company has built a reputation for helping clients navigate and stay at the forefront of business, regulatory and legal developments that impact organisations across industry sectors. With FinTech and digital transformation more broadly now occupying an important part of corporate agendas in Bahrain, the panel discussion will address the following themes: – “How has Bahrain positioned itself as a hub for FinTech”, “Has Bahrain reached the objectives it set out to achieve in the FinTech space” and “Horizon scanning: What does the future of FinTech look like in Bahrain and what are our predictions”
Taking part on the panel are: Mr. Khalid Saad, CEO, FinTech Bay, Mr. Shiraz Ali, CEO, Finzo, Mr. Gaby El Hakim, Chief Legal Officer, National Bank of Bahrain and Mr. Haroun Khwaja, Senior Associate, Technology Media & Telecommunications, Al Tamimi & Company. The session will be moderated by Mr. Geoff Cooke of Oxford Business Group
Ms. Foutoun Hajjar, Partner, Head of Office-Bahrain at Al Tamimi & Company, said: “In light of our role as early supporters and advisors to FinTech start-ups in Bahrain, and our mission to be the leading regional law firm for innovation and technology, we’re delighted to mark our 5th anniversary of operations in the Kingdom with this event celebrating the strong partnerships we have established with a diverse group of stakeholders in Bahrain’s rapidly developing FinTech and digital ecosystem. Innovation is driving major change and positive disruption across industries and we intend to continue acting as a trusted advisor and go-to-legal firm in this space. In doing so, we have established a number of platforms to support technology focused companies of all sizes including providing start-ups with legal clinics and training so that they can continue to establish and grow in Bahrain and, in turn, support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 goals and ambitions in FinTech leadership. We look forward to welcoming our clients and many of our partners at this event and to celebrating our Firm’s and the continued success of Bahraini business in FinTech and beyond.”
Al Tamimi & Company is one of the fastest growing full service law firms in Bahrain with a comprehensive offering spanning Litigation, Corporate Commercial, Corporate Structuring, IP and Banking & Finance teams on the ground. Building on the Firm’s strong track record established over the past thirty years, it looks to further augment growth by developing new practice groups in the Bahrain office and growing existing ones including the further expansion of its Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice. Other key initiatives of the Firm include the establishment of an Innovation and Efficiency Group (IEG), chaired by Ms. Hajjar. The IEG Group has been created to bring together innovation-focused lawyers and business services staff to help drive a culture of change within the Firm in line with the technological changes taking place across its clients’ organisations. The IEG Group focuses on internal innovation, external innovation and supporting the regional Governments in achieving innovation goals. In recognition of the significant strides the Firm has taken in this space, Al Tamimi & Company recently won the prestigious International Law Firms Review award for the most Innovative Law Firm in the UAE.
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