Denton Wilde Sapte has become the first international law firm to open an office in Dubai Internet City. The office, officially opening on 8 September, is the firm’s fifth in the Middle East and the 18th international office, re-emphasising the firm’s commitment to the region.
The office will provide on-tap advice to technology, media and telecoms clients already based in Dubai Internet City.
Partner Jayshree Gupta, who has been at Denton Wilde Sapte’s Dubai office for the past eight years, will oversee this office with support from partner Jonathan Dawe. The team includes Kate O’Leary, who is moving to the Dubai Internet City office from Denton Wilde Sapte’s highly rated TMT department.
Commenting on the announcement Neil Cuthbert, managing partner of Denton Wilde Sapte’s Dubai office, said: “We have a long history in the region where we have advised on almost all forms of foreign investment. Our position as an international full-service law firm will enable us to provide the complete range of legal services required by our Free Zone partners and therefore expand our Middle East and international client base. Working within a unique and dynamic business environment with our clients made good business sense; we look forward to working with them during these exciting times.”
“We are glad to welcome Denton Wilde Sapte to the Dubai Internet City community,” said Dr. Omar Bin Sulaiman, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Internet City. “The legal environment is a critical factor in the development of a region’s information and communications technology (ICT) industry.
Dubai Internet City works closely with the Dubai and Federal Governments to provide companies in our knowledge-economy community with a clear and certain regulatory environment for their businesses. We have assisted in the development of several ICT-specific laws in Dubai. In this context, we are happy to have Denton Wilde Sapte as a member of our community. With their vast international expertise in ICT-related law, I am sure that Denton Wilde Sapte will provide valuable services to ICT industry in the region,” he added.