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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
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (“DMCC”) has issued new Companies Regulations 2020 (“New Regulations”), along with Employment Rules, Licensing Rules, Officers Rules, Community Regulations and Health, Safety And Environment Regulations which came into effect on 2 January 2020.
The New Regulations require existing DMCC companies to undertake certain actions in order to comply whilst offering them new opportunities for their company structure. The New Regulations also make DMCC even more appealing to small and medium-sized private companies or investors.
The New Regulations replace the DMCC Company Regulations 2003 and rules and regulations issued thereunder (“2003 Regulations”).
There are a number of significant differences between the New Regulations and the 2003 Regulations. The New Regulations:
The New Regulations apply to all entities currently operating in the DMCC and are of particular interest to those who wish to take advantage of the introductions made in order to re-examine the structure of their companies, as well as those who are considering operating in the Free Zone. These include small and medium-sized private companies or investors currently exploring the option of operating in DMCC.
DMCC mandatorily requires existing companies to undertake the following actions in order to comply with the New Regulations:
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