Technology, media, and telecoms


Why Gowling WLG Dubai?

Global expertise, local knowledge and market insight

You need a team which has local knowledge with an international perspective to provide you with expert, internationally benchmarked and effective solutions to address your legal needs in the Middle East. Your business interests don't stop at borders and neither do we.

Our Technology team in Dubai has worked across multiple jurisdictions (all GCC states, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa), gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience and is therefore able to offer you international and market leading expertise. We have the ability to leverage from our 300 strong global tech team which spans markets such as the UK and the EU, Canada, Singapore and China.

We work closely with tech innovators/entrepreneurs, telecoms operators, media and digital organisations, regulators, IT service providers and disruptors in the Middle East's technology ecosystem.

Sector-focused experience

Technology and the connectivity that enables it will soon be ubiquitous. It will be applied across all sectors. As a firm, our sector approach sees our Technology practice advising across many sectors, including:

  • Aviation, Aerospace & Defence
  • Health & Care
  • Automotive
  • Life Sciences
  • Retail, Leisure & Hotels
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Construction and Engineering

We collaborate and work with our clients

We work as an extension of your business so you can take full advantage of the emerging technologies that are changing the way industries operate around the world; but especially here in the Middle East.

Whether it's assisting you in developing your technology platforms; your first to market strategies and legal documentation; protecting and commercialising your technology; ensuring compliance with evolving regulatory frameworks; negotiating your supply chain contracts; advising on IT system integration transactions or guiding you through the regulatory complexities of FinTech and data privacy - we have the legal expertise to provide your business with peace of mind.

We know technology and what matters to our clients

We specialise in all tech and digital communications work, including:

  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Protection & Commercialisation of your Technology
  • Emerging & Disruptive Technologies
  • FinTech (Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Robotics, Advanced Analytics, Smart Contracts & IoT)
  • Infratech & Smart Cities
  • Digital Communications (telecoms, broadcasting and new media)
  • Cyber Security & Data Privacy and Protection
  • Cloud Solutions & Data Centres
  • E-commerce, Retail and Logistics

Please contact us to find out more. We're here to help and guide you with any technology needs you have in the Middle East.