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Dino Wilkinson

Dino Wilkinson



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Dino Wilkinson is recognised as one of the leading technology lawyers in the Middle East and was named in The Legal 500’s Hall of Fame for his work in technology, media and telecommunications law.

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Dino Wilkinson is a partner based in the Abu Dhabi office and heads the Middle East technology, media and telecommunications law practice.

Dino has advised clients throughout the region on technology contracting, data protection and cybersecurity for more than ten years. He has also worked with regional governments and regulatory authorities on a number of significant legislative developments in this area, including the drafting of electronic commerce laws, data sharing regulations and privacy legislation.

Dino’s expertise spans all types of technology-related contracts, including outsourcing agreements, software development and licensing, data processing, research and collaboration agreements. He has worked on projects of both regional and international significance, including mobile app and internet product launches, national digital wallet schemes and ICT infrastructure rollouts.

Dino’s clients include government departments, state-owned entities and private sector organisations in the Middle East. He also helps international clients to navigate legal and regulatory issues in the region.

  • Advising one of the world’s leading internet companies on law and regulatory policy in the Middle East and Africa, including support on discussions with national regulators and governments on cloud and ICT regulation.
  • Advising Dubai International Financial Centre Authority on the drafting of its Electronic Transactions Law (DIFC Law No.2 of 2017) and Data Protection Law (DIFC Law No.5 of 2020).
  • Advising an IT service provider on the negotiation of a major transformative IT infrastructure outsourcing agreement with one of the leading Middle East family groups.
  • Advising a financial technology company on negotiations with a GCC finance ministry to design, build and operate a government payments solution.
  • Advising a US multinational technology manufacturer on law and regulatory policy in the Middle East, including advice on licensing, government contracting and business risk.
  • Advising a global lifestyle brand on the launch of a mobile virtual network in the Middle East, including advice on telecoms regulation and data protection issues.
  • Advising a Middle East government on the development of a trust mark certification scheme for online traders, including recommendations for updating local laws in line with international principles for consumer protection in e-commerce.
  • Advising the operator of a major tourism destination on data protection compliance and conducting legal impact assessments in relation to the deployment of new technologies.
  • Advising a UAE Islamic bank on the development of a suite of IT procurement and sourcing contracts, including associated tender documentation and negotiation playbooks.
  • Advising a national cybersecurity regulator in the Middle East on various issues, including regulatory policy and international agreements.


  • Aviation & Aerospace

  • Commercial

  • Coronavirus Information Hub

  • Drones

  • Healthcare

  • Insurance

  • InsurTech

  • Retail & Consumer



  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Cyber Risk

  • Data Breach Response & Recovery

  • Data Protection & Privacy

  • Data Security

  • Digital Assets and Blockchain

  • E-commerce

  • Emerging Technology Regulation

  • Family Businesses

  • Franchising

  • Outsourcing & Procurement

  • Software Licensing and Development

  • Technology

  • Technology, Outsourcing & Data

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