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Eversheds Sutherland

TMT

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

Advises clients from across the world on issues such as contractual and online liability. Possesses a team with distinct in-house experience gained at technology firms, lending clients a significant legal insight. Acts for key industry leaders across the spectrum of regulatory matters, including data protection. Assists several clients based in Saudi Arabia, providing advice across the media and telecommunications sectors. Notable activity on mandates related to cryptocurrency and blockchain regulations.

Strengths

Commentators highlight the firm’s client service: “They are always responsive, and go above and beyond the call of duty in pursuit of the best interest of their client.”

Other sources note: “They have a significant international presence and also a good regional footprint,” adding: “Technology is a fast-paced environment, but they are always up to speed.”

Work highlights

Represented Elan Group concerning various matters, including corporate restructuring and advertisement-related arbitrations.

Notable practitioners

Senior associate Erica Werneman Root focuses her practice on the emerging fields of data protection, AI, cryptocurrency regulations and digital crime. Her clients appreciate that "she is able to deal with the ambiguity around emerging technologies," further noting: "She is proactive, collaborative and always keeps us updated about the new laws and regulations."

Chair of the Middle East practice Nasser Ali Khasawneh acts for regional as well as significant international tech companies on commercial and contentious TMT matters. Clients appreciate that he is “very responsive and goes the extra mile to provide reliable and business-oriented solutions, further highlighting his “outstanding litigation skills and an unparalleled knowledge of the region's legal environment.”

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Overview

Our practice provides strategic legislative and policy advice, content liability, licensing agreements, e-commerce, commercial contracts, data protection and cloud services. Our TMT lawyers have considerable in-house experience with software firms, with two of our partners having worked at Microsoft. This experience is invaluable, as we understand industry best practice and can provide practical, commercially driven solutions to our clients’ legal challenges. In addition, we have seven TMT partners across the region, with a center of excellence in Abu Dhabi covering all of the UAE and wider region, and a strong presence in the thriving technology hubs Jordan and Dubai.

Our TMT advisory strength is complemented by our recognized presence in litigation and arbitration, making us ideally placed to offer the full range of legal advice to our clients.

We have a team of over 100 lawyers in seven offices across five countries in the UAE (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Jordan (Amman), Qatar (Doha), Saudi Arabia (Riyadh; Mohammed AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland), and in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (Baghdad and Erbil). Our lawyers are qualified to practice in Middle Eastern jurisdictions, England and Wales, and the US.

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Department location

Unit 803, 8th Floor, Emaar Square

Building 6, Burj Khalifa

P.O Box 74980

Dubai

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates

TMT


Erica Werneman Root
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Nasser Ali Khasawneh
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