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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

Publications: 25 SEPTEMBER 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions (updated 25 Sept 2020)

Under State aid rules, UK and EEA Member State governments may not generally provide selective assistance to businesses without prior approval from the European Commission (EC). This includes…

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Publications: 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

Webinar: European Green Deal – changes to look out for and impact of Covid-19 on timeline

Environmental issues, and in particular climate change, remain high on the agenda as Europe and other regions seek to "build back greener" in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. This webinar focused on…

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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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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