This edition is packed full of articles that provide timely commentary on the TMT sector. Our lawyers present captivating, and insightful, articles that address the legal issues businesses might face. For example, you will find articles that discuss applying data protection rules to AI, and another that highlights ChatGPT and its implications for the regulation of AI. Staying on the AI theme, we’ve provided insights from the EU’s AI Act and the UAE’s AI Strategy. In addition to AI, we have covered several other pertinent topics, such as providing an overview of Saudi Arabia’s new Telecommunications & Information Technology Law, we also explore trademarks in the Metaverse, and there is a piece on the legal challenges in the video game industry. There are several more topics that discuss the TMT landscape, and we have ensured this edition has a truly regional feel, by covering jurisdictions such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman and Bahrain.
Outside the TMT focus we have important articles that provide an overview of the liberal FDI landscape in Bahrain, and the other discusses the long-awaited regulations to allow market makers to enter the Saudi Exchange. In the final section of this edition, we continue to share with you real-life judgments that provide context to the legal landscape across the region.
I hope that you enjoy this issue, and should you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any of the lawyers that have contributed.