Welcome to the Saudi Arabia focus edition of Law Update.
One of the key markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that continues to lead from the front is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). As the largest country in the Middle East and the 18th largest economy in the world, the progress KSA continues to make is underpinned by its Vision 2030 that envisions developing the country as an investment powerhouse and hub that ultimately connects Asia, Europe, and Africa. Given Saudi Arabia’s significance to the regional economy, our team of experts have prepared a range of pertinent articles that provide insights into new laws, regulations, and the legal landscape in the Kingdom.
This edition will provide you with an up-to-date guide on matters such as; the framework issued by the Saudi Central Bank on IT governance, the anti-corruption landscape under Vision 2030; we also provide practical tips for dispute avoidance. This is only a snapshot; there are many more articles within the KSA focus section for you to read, which we hope you will find valuable and enjoyable.Read the edition
Al Tamimi & Company is delighted to have been ranked Tier 1 for Technology, Media & Telecommunications in The Legal 500 EMEA 2018. We are proud to see TMT Partner, Nick O’Connell, retain his ‘Leading Individual’ title, and see our media lawyer superstar, Fiona Robertson, remain on the ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ list. Head of TMT, Stuart Davies, joined the team from Ooredoo Group in August 2017 to further strengthen the practice, which now boasts nine specialised industry lawyers across four offices.
The Middle East is undergoing a rapid transformation in the TMT space with continued growth in traditional areas of TMT as well as the growing recognition of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, such as AI, blockchain, smart contracts, digital identity and 5G. With our lawyers working across all of these new aspects of TMT with some of the most innovative brands from across the globe, it has been a fascinating time for the team. In addition to ongoing work in the sector, our team have continued to present their expertise at various conferences and events, have been interviewed by press and been involved in webinars, across the globe.
Head of TMT, Stuart Davies, commented: “I am very proud of this achievement which reflects the hard work that has been put in, and also to be part of such a great team. TMT is a very exciting space to be in currently and we are advising on some incredibly interesting and defining legal issues for the region across a broad range of clients, from government regulators to online start-ups.”
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We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our TMT clients and contacts for your support. Our team thoroughly enjoy working with you in the exciting space that is TMT, and look forward to a prosperous year ahead.
Al Tamimi is the leading and largest law firm in the Middle East with 17 offices across 9 countries. The firm has unrivalled experience, having operated in the region for over 25 years. Our lawyers combine international experience and qualifications with expert regional knowledge and understanding. We are a full-service firm, specialising in advising and supporting major international corporations, banks and financial institutions, government organisations and local, regional and international companies. Our main areas of expertise include arbitration & litigation, banking & finance, corporate & commercial, intellectual property, real estate, construction & infrastructure, and technology, media & telecommunications. Our business and regional footprint continues to grow, as we seek to expand further in line with our commitment to meet the needs of clients doing business across the Middle East.
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