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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
4 September 2019 saw the introduction of Law No. (6) of 2019 Regulating the Joint Ownership of Real Estate in the Emirate of Dubai (the “New JOP Law”). The New JOP Law came into force on 18 November 2019 and repeals Law No. (27) of 2007.
This was followed on 25 December 2019 by RERA Circular No. (2/2019) Regulating Common Property Management Companies, which serves as a timely reminder for all developers and other stakeholders (collectively the “Stakeholders”) to ensure that projects are in compliance with the New JOP Law. Generally speaking, this will require a review of the current governing documents that are in place for a project (i.e. such as the Jointly Owned Property Declaration and/or existing building management statement (the “Governing Documentation”)) and considering what amendments will be required to align with the New JOP Law.
In accordance with Article 48 of the New JOP Law, Stakeholders are required to comply with the New JOP Law by no later than 18 May 2020. Failure to comply may result in the imposition of fines up to AED 1,000,000. A repeat offence within a twelve (12) month period may trigger further fines of up to AED 2,000,000.
Given the above implications for non-compliance, it is crucial that all Stakeholders:
We understand that RERA is still finalising the accompanying directions that will supplement the New JOPD Law and provide further guidance on how RERA will interpret and apply the New JOP Law (the “Directions”). Al Tamimi remains in constant contact with RERA in this regard and we will keep our clients updated as to the status of the Directions.
Al Tamimi & Company can assist you by:
Additionally, our February Edition of Al Tamimi’s Law Update publication will include an article providing clients with a high level overview of the New JOP Law and how it differs to the recently repealed Law No. (27) of 2007.
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