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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

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Blog Post: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Beyond Lloyd v Google: Are class actions for data breach dead?

The decision of the UK Supreme Court in Lloyd v Google is a welcome relief for data controllers. However, is it the end of class actions for data breach?

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Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

New Federal Law By Decree No.32 of 2021 on Commercial Companies

Introduced yesterday, The New Companies Law brings a number of amendments, most notable of which is the introduction of special purpose acquisition companies and special purpose vehicles.

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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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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