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Ricardo  Christie, Associate

Ricardo  Christie


Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Practice notes

Ricardo is an associate based in the Dubai office. He is part of the commercial team and focuses on the Technology, Media and Telecommunication (TMT) sector. Ricardo is particularly interested in matters concerning security and privacy in the cloud, data protection regulation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and its legal accountability.

Ricardo has more than five years of experience as an in-house lawyer for a multinational technology company, during which time he was admitted to the New York Bar. Whilst working here, Ricardo was responsible for various jurisdictions throughout the MENA region including Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Egypt and the UAE. Part of his role included working with governments, central banks and other institutions on their policies surrounding data protection and privacy in the cloud, as well as the implications of regional and international data protection and access laws including the GDPR and the CLOUD Act. Ricardo has advised and negotiated on various multi-million dollar cloud, services and licensing deals.

Ricardo is currently on secondment to a multinational technology company whilst simultaneously advising various other clients on their legal TMT issues, as well as advising on other matters such as dispute resolution, trademark and copyright infringement, data protection and privacy regulations.