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Tamimi Talks

Tamimi Talks

By Al Tamimi & Company
Tamimi Talks by Al Tamimi & Company. An insightful podcast series from the leading full-service law firm in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Listen in to learn about the latest legal news and developments across the region.
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New Cybercrime Law and Cybersecurity Developments in the UAE
In this episode of TamimiTalks, we hear from Omar Khodeir, Senior Associate, and Minal Sapra, Paralegal, as they discuss some recent developments in the UAE's cybersecurity regulatory landscape, as well as some popular and unpopular cybercrime examples.
09:59
June 29, 2022
Online Streaming Activity in Kuwait
Despite the fact that internet consumption and online streaming continue to increase in popularity in Kuwait, there is currently no Kuwait legislation explicitly regulating such activities. Our experts, Nick O’Connell. Partner, Head of Digital & Data and Margaret McKenzie, Associate, join the studio in this episode of #TamimiTalks to discuss the media regulatory landscape in Kuwait with a particular focus on the legal provisions that would be applicable or relevant to online streaming activities.
20:21
June 27, 2022
Electronic Payment Regulations in Iraq
In this episode of #TamimiTalks, we listen to our Associates in Iraq, Aro Omer and Ali Al Dabbagh, discuss technological innovation within Iraq legal system with a particular focus on the recent updates within the regulatory framework of electronic payment services in Iraq.  
12:19
June 26, 2022
Data Squad - Qatar
Speakers: Nusa Gorenjak
09:44
June 21, 2022
Data Squad - Oman
Speakers: Noor Al Taei
02:37
June 21, 2022
Data Squad - Kuwait
Speakers: Rana Hegazi
07:07
June 21, 2022
Data Squad - Jordan
Speakers: Thamer Shomar
05:17
June 21, 2022
Data Squad - Iraq
Speakers: Aro Omer
08:10
June 21, 2022
Data Squad - Bahrain
Speakers: Zeina Albuainain
05:13
June 21, 2022
Retail Real Estate in the UAE and Egypt
In this episode of Tamimi Talks, our Associate, Hayna Abdelrahim, speaks with our Partner, Malek Al Rifai, about the region's real estate sector, with a focus on several new developments in the UAE and Egypt.
10:42
June 15, 2022
Combating Ambush Marketing
In this episode of Tamimi Talks, we listen to our experts Neil Morgan, Senior Counsel and Head of Sports and Events Management, and Diana Abu Al Adel, Associate, Intellectual Property, discuss the previous and current applicable laws in Qatar including the recent FIFA Laws that provide a strong solid basis for combating ambush marketing.
11:60
June 08, 2022
Healthcare in Oman
Our Partner, Head of Office in Oman, Ahmed Al Barwani, is joined by Christina Sochacki, Senior Associate, and Noor Al Taei, Trainee Lawyer, to talk about not only the role of scientific offices, but also whether they're liable for Oman's income taxes, the specific limitations of the activities that can be carried out by scientific offices, as well as the roles that are required to be held by an Omani.
12:53
March 20, 2022
Partnerships in Iraq
To learn more about the legal nature of a partnership under Iraqi law, our associates, Ali Al Dabbagh and Aro Omar, provide us with a general insight into the nature of partnerships in Iraq, like their advantages and disadvantages, control of the business and liability towards third parties, fiduciary duties of the partners to each other, ownership of partnership capital and sharing profits and losses, some recommended partnership terms; and the importance of maintaining accurate business records.
19:16
March 20, 2022
New Normal: Return to Work Arrangements
Our team members came together in our latest #TamimiTalks episode to provide us with a legal overview on the factors that employers in the public and private sectors should consider when requiring employees to take the # COVID-19 vaccine and/or return to work. 
16:44
March 10, 2022
Setting Healthy Boundaries – The Transfer of Health Data Outside the UAE
In this episode of Tamimi Talks, Andrew Fawcett, Partner, Digital & Data, and Christina Sochacki, Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences, Saudi Arabia, are joined by ISfTeH Board Member and Health Informatics Specialist at Dubai Health Authority, Dr. Osama ElHassan. The experts discuss the restrictions as well as the exemptions on the transfer of data outside the UAE. The article that has inspired this conversation can be found here and the full edition of Law Update is here
21:11
February 15, 2022
New Guidance for AI and Big Data Medical Devices in Saudi Arabia
In this episode of Tamimi Talks, Christina Sochacki, Senior Associate and Nick O’Connell, Partner, Head of Digital & Data, discuss the newly published guidance by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) on the Review and Approval of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data Based Medical Devices.  Our experts discuss the basis on what Big Data and AI-based software can be considered as a medical device, along with the different considerations for review and approval of software applications. Tune into the podcast to hear from Nick and Christina and you can also read their full article here. Stay up to date with legal developments and commentary in our monthly publication Law Update, here.
20:51
February 03, 2022
Commercial financing transaction: A Bahrain law perspective
In this episode of Tamimi Talks, our associates in Bahrain, Gargi Agarwal and Abdullah Puri, discuss the capacity and authority considerations on commercial financing transactions from a Bahraini law perspective. Our experts explore why are capacity and authority so important? To find our more tune in and you can read the article relating to this matter here, the Al Tamimi & Company publication Law Update can be found here for more fascinating legal insights and commentary. 
09:57
February 03, 2022
New UAE Labour Law: Questions & Answers
In this five-part mini-podcast series, our employment experts Sabrina Saxena and Jennifer Leader Green will share bite-sized insights on the key aspects and what employers need to be aware of in regards to the significant changes introduced in the New UAE Labour Law
09:24
December 16, 2021
The New UAE Labour Law: Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination
In this five-part mini-podcast series, our employment experts Sabrina Saxena and Jennifer Leader Green will share bite-sized insights on the key aspects and what employers need to be aware of in regards to the significant changes introduced in the New UAE Labour Law
08:27
December 15, 2021
New UAE Law and Terminations
In this five-part mini-podcast series, our employment experts Sabrina Saxena and Jennifer Leader Green will share bite-sized insights on the key aspects and what employers need to be aware of in regards to the significant changes introduced in the New UAE Labour Law
12:35
December 14, 2021
Media Talks Part Two: Key Provisions for Directors Services Agreement
Film and TV production is a highly sought-after industry, especially with the many developments and events on the horizon contributing to the industry's growth. But, to get a production off the ground, many critical legal elements need to be negotiated to prevent disputes and disagreements down the track. In our Media Law podcast series, our experts within our Digital & Data team, Charlotte Sutcliffe, and Minal Sapra walk you through a summary of the key considerations needed before the big launch.
16:27
December 13, 2021
Media Talks Part One: Key Provisions for Directors Services Agreement
Film and TV production is a highly sought-after industry, especially with the many developments and events on the horizon contributing to the industry's growth. But, to get a production off the ground, many critical legal elements need to be negotiated to prevent disputes and disagreements down the track. In our Media Law podcast series, our experts within our Digital & Data team, Charlotte Sutcliffe, and Minal Sapra walk you through a summary of the key considerations needed before the big launch.
09:19
December 13, 2021
Media Talks Podcast Series Overview
Film and TV production is a highly sought-after industry, especially with the many developments and events on the horizon contributing to the industry's growth. But, to get a production off the ground, many critical legal elements need to be negotiated to prevent disputes and disagreements down the track. In our Media Law podcast series, our experts within our Digital & Data team, Charlotte Sutcliffe, and Minal Sapra walk you through a summary of the key considerations needed before the big launch.
03:44
December 13, 2021
New UAE Law and Key Employee Entitlements
In this five-part mini-podcast series, our employment experts Sabrina Saxena and Jennifer Leader Green will share bite-sized insights on the key aspects and what employers need to be aware of in regards to the significant changes introduced in the New UAE Labour Law.
11:20
December 13, 2021
An Introduction to the New UAE Labour Law
In this five-part mini-podcast series, our employment experts Sabrina Saxena and Jennifer Leader Green will share bite-sized insights on the key aspects and what employers need to be aware of in regards to the significant changes introduced in the New UAE Labour Law.
09:09
December 12, 2021
Trade, Customs and Logistics
In this episode of Tamimi Talks Sakher Al Aqaileh, Senior Associate, and Bassam Al Azzeh, Associate, discuss Trade, Customs and Logistics. With the Middle East and North Africa region strongly establishing itself as a strategic trade and logistics hub, taking full advantage of its ideal geographical location, Sakher and Bassam shed light on what areas of the practice they have been advising clients on. In addition, they provide the inside line on what demand has been like for legal services in the customs and logistics space over the last four years. Read more about Transport and Logistics in our publication Law Update, here.
09:55
December 07, 2021
Media Censorship in Egypt
In this episode of Tamimi Talks our experts, Nick O’Connell, Partner and Ayman Nour, Head of Office Egypt, discuss media censorship in Egypt and shed light on the grey areas of the law that require legislative and institutional reform.  With Egypt considered the Middle East’s Media hub directing the Arab world’s current and upcoming trends, this episode provides vital insights and advice on the need for legislative and institutional reform in this fast paced area.  Get more insights about censorship in Egypt by reading Ayman Nour and Hadia El Beshry's article on this subject, here. For more on the legal landscape across the region read Law Update here.
18:13
November 10, 2021
Fintech Evolution
In this episode of Tamimi Talks our experts, Matthew Heaton - Partner, and Muhammad Mitha - Senior Associate, discuss the rise of the fintech industry across the Middle East and North Africa. They provide insights into what's fueled fintech growth across the region, market trends and why there is increased demand for fintech solutions from the younger tech-savvy population across the region.  If you would like to know more about the evolution of fintech read Matthew and Muhammad's article here. To gain further insights on the legal landscape read our publication Law Update here.
16:36
November 10, 2021
Family Business and Private Wealth
In this episode of Tamimi Talks, Richard Catling, Partner, Family Business at Al Tamimi & Company is joined by Marcel Minger, Director, and Fadi Kikano, Managing Officer at KENDRIS. The three experts provide insights into private wealth structuring and discuss a European perspective on the history of private wealth management and stewardship in Europe and how private wealth services are managed in the Middle East. KENDRIS is a leading Swiss partner for family office, trust and fiduciary services, Swiss and international tax and legal advice, accounting, outsourcing, aviation advisory and art management. Read more about the opportunities for wealth structuring here. For further insights and expert commentary be sure to read our monthly legal publication Law Update, here.  
19:58
November 03, 2021
Space Law: How UAE law is boldly going into the final frontier
This episode of Tamimi Talks features Andrew Fawcett, Senior Counsel, and Hassan Eltahir, Senior Counsel, at Al Tamimi & Company. They delve into the laws relating to space, and discuss space law in the UAE and how Al Tamimi & Company worked with the UAE space agency to implement space law in the Emirates.  Read more about Space Law here and gain more fascinating insights by reading our legal publication, Law Update here
19:15
November 01, 2021
Build Them and They Will Come: The Growth of Middle East Data Centres
In this episode of Tamimi Talks, Martin Hayward, Head of Digital and Data, and Andrew Thompson, Head of Real Estate, discuss the emergence of data centres in the in the Middle East and North Africa. They discuss trends, hyperscalers (the likes of Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Alibaba), and the role the real estate and construction sector is playing in housing data centres.  Read more on this subject in this months Law Update magazine here
13:16
October 05, 2021
Foreign ownership of real estate in Oman
In this episode of Tamimi Talks, our colleagues in Oman - Fatma Al Zadjali, Associate and Ahmed Al Barwani, Head of Office, discuss foreign ownership of real estate in Oman. Talking points include;  Ownership of real estate in Oman by Omanis, GCC’s and foreigners Ownership of properties by juristic entities wholly owned by Omanis Ownership in Integrated Tourism Complex, exceptions and how does it work You can read more about this and gain valuable insights in this months Law Update - here 
10:58
September 19, 2021
Good governance – the secret of a successful family business
In this episode of Tamimi Talks, Richard Catling, Partner and Ingy Darwish, Senior Associate, at Al Tamimi & Co discuss what is the recipe for a successful family business and how it should be directed, managed and controlled. They provide insights on how corporate governance gives families the tools for an effective business operation and conflicts resolution. Richard and Ingy also provide tips on what are the optimum points to consider when running and modern family business.   Read more about family business structures and legislation in the latest Law Update - here
11:11
August 22, 2021
The UAE at the forefront of legislative development
In this episode of Tamimi Talks, Richard Catling, Partner, and Nawal Abdelhadi, Senior Associate, at Al Tamimi & Co, discuss the UAE being at the forefront of legislative development. They specially explore recent legislation in the UAE and what it means for family businesses. They provide insights on infrastructure, succession planning and asset protection and how this will be impacted by legislation on family businesses. To read more article around the family business theme, please click here
16:48
August 22, 2021
100% Natural, Green and Legal: Green Advertising
In this episode of Tamimi Talks, our Head of Marketing, Sharon Missah, is joined by Minal Sapra, Paralegal; Digital & Data and Zil-Ur- Rehman, Associate; Digital & Data, at AL Tamimi & Company. They discuss what marketing strategies companies are adopting to ensure they highlight the right environmental credentials of their products to consumers.  You will hear global and regional perspectives and examples of what Green Marketing is an how it is being regulated.  To read Minal and Zil's full Green Marketing article click here 
32:29
August 05, 2021
Companies for good - engaging employees in CSR
In this episode our Senior Associate Francis Patalong is joined by Marc Cirera, Founder of Companies for Good - a social enterprise that helps businesses organise successful team-building activities, support their communities, protect the planet and make organisaitons more sustainable.  Francis and Mark discuss the main challenges when embarking in employee CSR engagement, the benefits of working in a sustainable, responsible and ethical way and how this can in turn attract talent and grow your customer base.  Read more about Climate Change in the Middle East and North Africa in our monthly magazine Law Update here
17:34
July 27, 2021
Artificial Intelligence – reality or hype?
AI a threat to law firms? In this episode of Tamimi Talks, Muhammad Mahmood, Associate at Al Tamimi & Company, is joined by Professor Richard Susskind, a renowned author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments, to discuss artificial intelligence and the potential of automation where human lawyers play a lesser role in the delivery of legal services.  Richard Susskind's main area of expertise is the future of professional service and, in particular, the way in which IT and the Internet are changing the work of lawyers. Read Muhammad's full AI article here and learn more about Richard here  
26:59
July 06, 2021
Family wealth structures and trusts
Family wealth makes up a significant part of the Middle East economy and trusts are frequently at the heart of successful wealth management structures. In this episode of Tamimi Talks Richard Catling, Partner, and Patrick Dillon-Malone, Senior Counsel at Al Tamimi & Company discuss building trusts in the region and how the recent advisory judgement of the DIFC Court of appeal has given greater clarity in their usage in the UAE and the wider region, particularly for holding structures and family succession planning, making the UAE an attractive and transparent succession planning environment. 
19:00
May 24, 2021
The emergence of international arbitration in Africa
In this episode, our lawyers Sara Koleilat-Aranjo, Partner and John Gaffney, Senior Counsel, Arbitration discuss the improvements to international arbitration in Africa. Sara and John specifically address the updates to The Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (‘OHADA’) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (‘COMESA’). They share insights on the emergence of Africa as a focus for international arbitration and the opportunities involving commercial arbitration, international arbitration, and investment treaty arbitration. Want to learn more? Read our dedicated Africa focus Law Update magazine that offers a broad range of topics, including breaking legal news, changes in legislation, and regulatory reforms. Click here.
27:24
May 04, 2021
The legal challenges for private equity in Africa
In this episode, Ehab Taha, Partner, and Head of Corporate Commercial, Egypt, discusses why private equity is an important source of foreign direct investment in developing countries and the opportunities that Africa represents as a target market for investment. Ehab addresses the concerns private equity and fund managers have about legal risks that may impact the overall risk portfolio when investing in Africa and gives us insights into how investors looking at Africa can tackle their concerns.  Want to learn more? Read our dedicated Africa focus Law Update magazine that offers a broad range of topics, including breaking legal news, changes in legislation, and regulatory reforms. Click here.
08:23
May 04, 2021