Tom Butcher Telecoms Law - U.A.E

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Simmons & Simmons
Level 7, The Gate Village, Building 10
Dubai International Financial Centre
United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 2 651 9232
Fax: +971 50 189 4485


Tom is head of the Telecoms, Media and Technology (TMT) group of Simmons & Simmons in the Middle East. His experience includes outsourcing, procurement, technology transactions, telecommunications, IP and data protection law.

Tom advises on telecoms regulation, telecoms infrastructure projects and commercial contracts in the telecoms sector as well as telecoms M&A. Tom also advises on complex technology procurements, outsourcing, e-commerce and data protection matters; and media licensing and regulation.

In addition, Tom’s expertise extends to transactional and non-contentious IP matters. This includes advising on the acquisition of IP rights, licensing arrangements, collaborative research and development arrangements and joint ventures. He also advises on the non-contentious aspects of patents and know-how (trade secrets), trade marks and brands, domain names, copyright (including broadcast rights), designs and sponsorship rights. Tom also has extensive experience of advising a wide range of clients on the steps needed to protect and exploit their IP.

Telecoms Law Practice:

We work closely with our clients to understand the underlying products and services forming the basis of the deal, enabling us to ensure that our advice is commercially aware and relevant to each transaction.

Simmons & Simmons:

From our offices in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management and investment funds, energy and infrastructure, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT).

For our clients this means they benefit from a law firm fully focused on their sector, wholly understanding of the challenges that they face and completely tuned in to their needs.

Over the decades we have been careful to build our international presence using a combination of local lawyers with demonstrable local knowledge and fully integrated teams acting together at a global level.

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