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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
Healthcare facilities, laboratories and other institutions operating in the Dubai healthcare sector will be pleased to note the issuance of Decision No. 17 of 2020 (amending the previous Decision 21/8 of 2020) (the “Decision”) that will further suspend any legal proceedings issued against certain named entities for a period of six months.
The Decision applies to companies and institutions operating in the health sector and their subsidiary companies that provide services to treat people infected with Coronavirus, that have been identified by the Ministry of Health and Prevention as falling under the remit of the Decision.
The Decision confirms the:
This Decision shall take effect from the date of its issuance and for a period of six months. The date of issuance will commence from the date that the Decision is published in the Official Gazette. We expect this to be within the next 28 days.
Partner, Head of Regulatory, Head of Healthcare
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