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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
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At Al Tamimi & Company, we take our responsibilities to be a good employer extremely seriously. This shows in the diverse workplace we have created. It shows in our approach to equitable opportunities. It shows in our governance and corporate culture. It also shows in our partner development programme, which is supporting the promotion of our colleagues regardless of gender.
We have created a workplace that is diverse, open and inclusive. We break down barriers and boundaries, to create an environment where all of our colleagues feel they belong and where there are no differences.
We want to be at the forefront of making a positive impact within our communities, in our firm and across the legal sector. This can only be achieved through continuing to evolve and make progress as a firm and letting our actions speak for themselves.
This focus on diversity, equity and inclusion has impacted our culture of development and growth within the firm, with ‘no boundaries’ being part of our fabric. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group holds our firm accountable. You can see this in action through our Partner Development Programme, which focuses on leadership training, personal development, mentoring and coaching.
The programme has supported many of our female lawyers to become partners and within our business services roles, our senior management team is 70% female.
We are a team of over 55 nationalities, and our professionals (legal and business services) are 56% male and 44% female. We recognise the outstanding efforts of our colleagues throughout the region, and over 50 staff members across all levels and jurisdictions were promoted over the last year, including three female fee-earning lawyers being promoted to partner level.
Providing equitable opportunities sits at the heart of the workplaces we create and is also vital to our recruitment. Our recruitment policy and process are fair, honest and transparent. This means that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, marital status, race, or any other reason, and is not disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.
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