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Latham & Watkins LLP

TMT

1 ranked lawyersBand 2United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A widely acclaimed fintech practice, known for its depth of expertise acting for both established financial institutions and e-commerce companies on a range of matters. Acts for clients in a variety of other sectors regarding digital transformation initiatives and projects. The firm not only acts for established public and financial clients, but also represents startup companies. Maintains its strength in media and entertainment transactions.

Strengths

Market commentators acknowledge that the team is “very strong in the fintech space,” additionally appreciating the firm’s “good global coverage and expertise.”

One interviewee commented: “They are all super hard workers, loyal to the assignment, proactive and knowledgeable.”

Work highlights

Assisted Newbridge Fintech Solutions with the development and rollout of its fintech platform. The advice included compliance and regulatory as well as licensing matters.

Notable practitioners

Regional head of TMT Brian Meenagh is praised by market sources as an “insightful technician who gets down to details.” He is commended for his deep understanding of fintech matters, frequently representing significant financial institutions and tech start-ups. Beyond the fintech space he demonstrates notable experience in cybersecurity, data privacy and GDPR compliance. Clients appreciate his background in IT, with one commenting: “He is well known for being one of the top tech lawyers in the region.”

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United Arab Emirates

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Brian A Meenagh
Band 2