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DLA Piper LLP

TMT

3 ranked lawyersBand 1United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

A market-leading team across the TMT spectrum, with experience handling both contentious and non-contentious issues. Often sought out for high-profile projects of national and international importance. IT remains a source of many of the team's most impressive clients, which range from management consultancies to airlines. Possesses significant experience assisting IT companies with contract drafting. Telecommunications users include major names from the UAE and beyond, while media clients include international film studios. Work includes structuring acquisitions, outsourcing and data protection advice. Increasingly active on digital transformation projects.

Strengths

One satisfied client said: “I have had a very positive experience with the firm. They are very responsive to our needs, have an excellent understanding of the corporate and regulatory processes in which we must manoeuvre, and have very positive working relationships with the regulators.”

Other commentators appreciate the team’s international knowledge: “It is nice to be able to work with an international firm that has people who clearly have the knowledge of the local regulations but are very international in their views.”

Work highlights

Supported a US-based international satellite company in relation to its market entry to the UAE, as well as with licensing issues.

Notable practitioners

Eamon Holley is recognised by market commentators as “the authority on all information and data matters, in particular on GDPR and regional data protection laws.”He receives further commendation for his work in the telecommunications sector, including advising on service roll-outs and licensing.

Peers praise Jamie Ryder 's depth of knowledge in the media, sports and entertainment spheres, while interviewees also enthuse: "He is a fantastic attorney who is responsive, thorough and has a deep knowledge of regional issues.” His clients include broadcasters, film studios and event organising companies.

Paul Allen remains a prominent name in the market, whose practice covers all significant areas of TMT. He is especially visible on digital transformation projects, acting for clients in the telecommunications, technology and financial sectors. A client appreciated that he “talks business logic along with sound legal advice,before going on to conclude: “He is the best in the region for any TMT matter.”

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TMT Department

DLA Piper LLP

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Level 9, Standard Chartered Tower

Emaar Square

PO Box 121662

Dubai

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates

TMT


Eamon Holley
Band 3
Jamie Ryder
Band 3