Leading legal technology figure appointed partner at Gowling WLG

06 June 2019

As part of a wave of new appointments and promotions for Gowling WLG globally, Tony Fielding, head of the Technology practice for the firm's office in Dubai, has been appointed partner.

Tony's practice focuses on disruptive technologies, including FinTech, digital health, blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and IoT, plus telecoms (in particular 5G initiatives), e-commerce, e-payments, developing regional data protection frameworks, cybersecurity, and other emerging tech trends.

Having established the Dubai tech practice a year ago, Tony and his team have built an impressive client base in a short space of time, advising the leading e-commerce and tech companies in the region, as well as various government entities on high profile and first-to-market tech initiatives. Tony also plays an active role within the global tech team working with colleagues from across the globe.

Tim Casben, head of the Dubai office stated "I am delighted that Tony has been made a Partner. Tony joined us just over a year ago with senior associate Alex Brazeau. Tony and his growing team have made a significant impact in the market, winning work from high profile clients and contacts in the TMT space, advising on a number of innovative projects and matters. Tony and his team are an important part of our core focus on IP, Technology and Corporate from the Dubai office. The combination of the strength of our IP practice and the expertise in the Tech space is proving a powerful selling point. Technology is front and central of the UAE Government's plans for the future and we look forward to playing a part in that success."

The international law firm's 300-strong global Tech team offers a diverse and full range of solutions to help clients achieve their commercial objectives: raising capital; M&A activities; regulatory matters; offensive, defensive and monetisation strategies for IP, and more. Find out more about the Tech team in Dubai.

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