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TMT - Technology, Media & Telecommunications

United Arab Emirates

Fuelled by increased consumer demand for cutting edge products and low-cost services, your business is faced with the constant battle to offer ‘more for less’. Innovation is key, but you need to overcome significant regulatory and commercial hurdles. For the past two decades, our team of over 100 specialist partners in 33 countries has been exposed to virtually every risk and challenge you face in the TMC sector such as regulatory issues, licensing matters, IP infringements, data protection and anti-trust issues, as well as small, medium and large-scale M&A matters, JVs, MVNOs and similar. This means we understand the industries in which you transact including telecommunications, technology, sourcing, sports and media and are able to develop innovative solutions for you.

Sector convergence coupled with the rapid spread of new technologies has opened up a wealth of opportunities in your industry and you must move swiftly to capitalise on them. To stay ahead of the competition, you need to spot and pre-empt legal difficulties before they arise. Our clients range from multinationals and major domestic companies to high growth businesses, start-ups and their investors. From M&A to investment and financing, from tax to licensing and product liability, from intellectual property to employment and environmental issues, from network sharing to outsourcing, our multi-disciplinary teams can help guide you towards the most commercially successful outcome.

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8 March 2018
Be­com­ing a rain­maker
22/11/2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
7 February 2018
blo­wout&go con­firmed as first Middle East mem­ber of...
12/11/2018
UAE Na­tion­al Me­dia Coun­cil is­sues new ad­vert­ising guid­ance in­clud­ing...
In­tro­duc­tion Earli­er this year we re­por­ted on the is­su­ance of a set of reg­u­la­tions is­sued by the UAE Na­tion­al Me­dia Coun­cil (the “NMC”) to gov­ern all on­line activ­it­ies, in­clud­ing e-com­merce and ad­vert­ising (the “NMC Reg­u­la­tions”).
Dóra Petrányi
Jan 2018
Net­work Shar­ing 3.0
In­fra­struc­ture shar­ing and in­vest­ment 2017
17/10/2018
Chin­a's courts pass con­tro­ver­sial rul­ings on open-source li­cen­cing
In a re­cent de­cision that could have leg­al im­plic­a­tions on the use of open-source soft­ware in China, the Beijing In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Court (BIPC) used a con­tro­ver­sial test to de­term­ine wheth­er soft­ware de­veloper YouZi in­fringed on copy­right or simply ex­ploited.
2 October 2017
CMS Dubai es­tab­lishes new TMT prac­tice with spe­cial­ist...
27/09/2018
Na­tion­al gambling au­thor­it­ies is­sue a de­clar­a­tion in which they raise...
On 17 Septem­ber 2018, 17 gambling reg­u­lat­ors is­sued a de­clar­a­tion in which they raised their con­cerns re­lated to the blur­ring lines between gambling and gam­ing. The de­clar­a­tion iden­ti­fies four main areas of con­cern: skin bet­ting, loot boxes, so­cial casino gam­ing.
1 May 2017
CMS, Nabarro and Olswang com­plete ground­break­ing mer­ger...
Strength­en­ing CM­S' po­s­i­tion across Middle East and...
19/09/2018
Im­pact on UAE so­cial me­dia in­flu­en­cers fol­low­ing im­ple­ment­a­tion of...
In­tro­duc­tion In March 2018, the UAE Na­tion­al Me­dia Coun­cil (the “NMC”) is­sued a new set of reg­u­la­tions for elec­tron­ic me­dia that gov­ern all on­line activ­it­ies, in­clud­ing e-com­merce and ad­vert­ising (the “NMC Me­dia Reg­u­la­tions”).
07/03/2016
CMS builds Is­lam­ic Fin­ance Prac­tice with new part­ner...
11/09/2018
Amend­ments to UAE Cy­ber­crimes Law – use­ful re­mind­er of po­ten­tial im­pact...
The is­su­ance of Emiri De­cree No. 2 of 2018 in Au­gust 2018 amends three pro­vi­sions of Fed­er­al De­cree Law No. 5 of 2012 (the “UAE Cy­ber­crimes Law” or “Law”). Whilst the amend­ments are primar­ily fo­cused at in­creas­ing the pen­al­ties in re­la­tion to ter­ror­ist acts,.