Martin Hayward is the regional head of the digital and data practice at Al Tamimi & Company. He has over 16 years’ experience advising on the full range of commercial, outsourcing, telecommunications, technology, intellectual property and information law issues.
After qualifying and joining the information, communications and technology team at Simmons & Simmons LLP in 2006, Martin spent several years working in the firm’s London office before relocating to Dubai in 2009. In 2012, Martin joined an Abu Dhabi government-owned IT services provider as general counsel and company secretary, and most recently held the position of senior corporate counsel EMEA and Middle East regional counsel at a major US telecommunications solutions provider.
Martin has spent extensive periods of time on secondment: at a major UK telecommunications company; in the supply management function of an international investment bank in the United Kingdom; and at one of the largest UAE telecommunications services providers.