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Al Tamimi & Company

TMT

2 ranked lawyersBand 2United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

A strong team with proven regional capabilities, particularly focused on this practice area across the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Has notable technology and media strengths, with the team providing both transactional and regulatory advice. Demonstrates strength in cloud-based matters and e-commerce and e-payment developments. Increasingly active on projects related to emerging technologies, including blockchain and artificial intelligence. Notably involved in significant telecoms transactions. Clients include major local and international companies, including technology giants and broadcasters.

Strengths

One client commented: “I was very pleased with them. They are prompt and knowledgeable, and take steps to accommodate our schedule. They really went over and beyond to help us, and I was nothing but satisfied.”

Work highlights

Advised a global fintech company on numerous matters, including software licensing and a services agreement, as well as data protection laws.

Notable practitioners

Abdullah Mutawi is known for his expert handling of corporate and commercial deals within the technology sector. He is frequently sought after by telecommunications clients for his depth of knowledge within the M&A space. His peers describe him as an "excellent all-round lawyer."

Riyadh-based Nick O'Connell continues to handle a broad range of matters for UAE clients, including procurement of ICT services, data protection issues and service roll-outs in the region. His peers praise his expert handling of data security matters, while one source characterised him as a “well-rounded lawyer.”

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Overview

Al Tamimi & Company’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications team provides local and international clients with world-class, specialist legal support across the full spectrum of technology, media and telecommunications related matters.

Our Technology, Media & Telecommunications team members have qualifications and experience from a variety of sophisticated jurisdictions, and an unrivalled depth of Middle East and North Africa (‘MENA’) experience. Working with colleagues across MENA, the team can also act as a single point of contact for multi-jurisdictional legal advice involving industry-specific queries and complex specialist issues. With ready access to Arabic speaking lawyers and specialists across all the firm’s practice areas, the team is well positioned to provide comprehensive, expert legal advice in this diverse and dynamic area of business.

The team’s advice is practical and informed by its familiarity with the sectors in which its clients operate, the legal and regulatory environments of more sophisticated jurisdictions, and its deep knowledge of local law and practice.

Members

Hayward, Martin (Head of Department)

Fawcett, Andrew

Jhala, Krishna

Khwaja, Haroun

Rehman, Zil-Ur

Sutcliffe, Charlotte

Industries

Cybersecurity

Data Protection

Entertainment

FinTech

Media

Technology

Telecommunications

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Al Tamimi & Company

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Department location

Dubai International Financial Centre

6th Floor

Building 4 East, Sheikh Zayed Road

PO Box 9275

Dubai

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates

TMT


Abdullah Mutawi
Band 4
Nick O'Connell
Expertise based abroad in Saudi Arabia