Middle East TMT Team of The Year 2018
08 May 2018
Simmons & Simmons retains title for two years running.
We have once again been awarded ‘TMT Team of the Year’ at the 2018 Middle East Legal Awards and have become the first team to retain the title over two consecutive years.
The awards, hosted by Legal Week and the Association of Corporate Counsel, celebrate achievement, excellence and innovation in the legal profession. The ceremony took place in Dubai on 19 April 2018.
Our practice was recognised for supporting an international mobile operator in deconstructing its complex and fractured international business in order to then consolidate it as a single, efficient entity. Given the ever-converging nature of the modern international operator, our team drew upon commercial and international regulatory expertise that sits across each of the Technology, Media and Telecoms verticals.
Commenting on the work which led to winning this award, lead partner Raza Rizvi said: “To put the project into context: other geographically dispersed telecoms businesses are now looking closely at what was achieved and learning about how such consolidation can achieve efficiencies and set a roadmap for growth.”
Raza continued: “It’s an honour to be recognised again by industry-leading in-house counsel for our cutting edge TMT work. It’s an exciting time for the sector with challenging new regulation and the pressure to innovate through data insights. I’m pleased that we’re able to bring together the firm’s international TMT initiatives and localise them in our region.”