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Nasser Ali Khasawneh, Chairman Middle East and Head of TMT

Nasser Ali Khasawneh

Chairman Middle East and Head of TMT

Languages

Arabic, English, French

Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction and engineering
  • Corporate
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Practice notes

Nasser Ali Khasawneh is Eversheds Sutherland’s Middle East Chairman and Head of the firm’s TMT sector. Early on in his career, he worked at the United Nations Compensation Commission which was set up to adjudicate the compensation claims arising out of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1991. He then worked as an in-house Legal Counsel at Procter and Gamble, followed by 4 years as an in-house Corporate Attorney for Microsoft Corporation, before setting up Khasawneh & Associates in 2003 (which subsequently merged with Eversheds Sutherland). He has been Vice President of the Business Software Alliance, the leading international association in the field of software rights, from 1999 to 2003 and has been a Domain Name Panellist with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre in Geneva since 2003.

Nasser plays an active role in the legal community and has been very active in the International Bar Association, currently serving as Co-Chair of the IBA’s Arab Regional Forum. He has been a guest lecturer at over a hundred conferences organized by the Business Software Alliance, WIPO and various other organisations in the Middle East and Europe.

He has acted for leading regional and international companies in various sectors. Nasser is primarily focused on 2 areas: commercial/TMT and disputes. Nasser has represented some of the world’s largest information technology, media and consumer companies, advising them on various commercial, licensing, IP rights, labour law, and other issues. His practice covers legal issues around data protection, cloud computing, cybersecurity and other facets of digital transformation. As for his disputes work, Nasser has advised on and managed a number of major litigation and arbitration cases. Nasser’s work covers advice on various commercial legal issues in multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration. He has acted as counsel in major arbitration cases in various sectors, and has acted as an arbitrator in numerous cases.

Nasser graduated in law from the University of Oxford, and also has an LLM from the University of London. He is a registered legal consultant in Dubai and is also admitted to the New York bar.

 Additional Links

  • “Bitcoin – friend or foe?” Erica Crosland and Nasser Ali Khasawneh have written an article in the December 2017 edition of Banker Middle East magazine, please see here (p.43-44): http://cpifinancial.net/flipbooks/BME/2017/Dec/#42
  •  Announcements of Nasser Ali Khasawneh  as Chairman of Middle East and TMT sector https://press.eversheds-sutherland.com/news/26580/eversheds-sutherland-international-announces-leadership-appointments
  • Firm Focus – The Oath magazine November 2017 Please click here to view.
  • CNBC Arabia TV appearance – The interview is in Arabic and starts at 3:35 – see here. Advancements in technology: Smart cities, 3D printing and digitalising law firms (using some findings from The Looking Glass report)
  • Thomson Reuters - Point of view: How can regional firms address margin pressures and become better business enablers? Please click here for the link.
  • Construction Arbitration Overview Chapter in Global Arbitration Review’s ‘The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review’ - Please click here to view.

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