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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 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.”
The Legal 500 is an annual directory which ranks leading lawyers and law firms around the globe. Its rigorous research methodology includes in-depth interviews with thousands of market leaders, clients and peers.
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.
Follow Al Tamimi’s TMT team on Twitter @TMTMiddleEast and on LinkedIn – Middle East Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law Group
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