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Tom Butcher


Abu Dhabi

Tom Butcher


Abu Dhabi

Tom is a partner in our international telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) group and leads our communications, technology and data privacy practice in the Middle East. He has been based in the UAE since 2008.

He is described as “highly regarded” and ranked as a “Leading Individual” for technology, media and telecommunications in the UAE by Legal 500.

News & insights

Allen and Overy Warsaw Competition team publishes Merger Filing Guide for Poland

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2021

The evolution of EU design law: what you need to know

Nearly 20 years since EU-wide design law was introduced, the review of design law in the EU is reaching its final stages. Last month, the European Commission released its detailed evaluation of…

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News: 19 JANUARY 2021

A&O ends 2020 with a strong performance in global ECM league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q4 2020 with a strong performance in the ECM league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets,…

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Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: emerging data protection and cybersecurity guidance (Updated 18 June 2020)

The Covid-19 coronavirus is creating a need for organisations to process personal data, for a variety of specific purposes (including managing and protecting their workforce, customers and the…

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Publications: 06 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: electronic signatures in the UAE

As the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic deepens there are clear impediments to a traditional signing process.

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Abu Dhabi

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5th Floor, Al Mamoura Building B, Muroor Road
Abu Dhabi
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The College of Law (London), 1998-2000

Common Professional Examination, 1999

Legal Practice Course, 2000

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2002




BA (English Language & Literature), University of Leeds, 1995-1998