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therightslawyers is an established boutique law firm with over 12 years success in the Middle East having been established by veteran industry guru, Mark Hill, to provide specialist legal services to the media and entertainment, technology and telecommunications industries and in the field of intellectual property.
The firm handles high level IP work for most, if not all, of its clients, bearing in mind its focus on media and entertainment, technology and telecommunications sector work. therightslawyers does not give standard corporate advice to entities that happen to be in the TMT field. We give industry advice as the only boutique law firm in the Middle East that caters to the TMT industry.
Having worked already on Syriana, The Kingdom,
MI4 and others, therightslawyers’ work on the UAE’s first major feature film, City of Life, was judged
as representing an outstanding achievement for the legal sector.
therightslawyers’ innovative approach to client needs and the provision of commercial advice that extends beyond the ordinary service provided by a law firm was rewarded with the Group Achievement Award from the Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards in 2012.
Not only did therightslawyers assist in getting the project off the ground but it then went on to advise on all of its many legal elements and commercial elements, including raising funds via product placement deals, a first for filmmakers in the region.
In undertaking work for City of Life in the way that it did, the judges agreed that therightslawyers “played an important role in the promotion of intellectual property rights best practices in the UAE as well as helping to develop the local film industry and raise Dubai’s international profile”. The team at therightslawyers could not have been prouder!
The second film from the same Emirati filmmaker, From A to B, opened the Abu Dhabi Film Festival late last year, subsequently screened at the Dubai
International Film Festival and was picked up for general theatrical release across the UAE and now internationally.
Not only did therightslawyers assist in getting both these projects off the ground but it then went on to advise on all of the many legal and commercial elements, including raising funds via product placement deals, a first for filmmakers in the region.
Mark Hill, the firm’s Managing Partner, was invited to join the board for ISES Middle East in 2012, as recognition for his ongoing commitment to the events industry in the region.
He remains on the Board today. Mark has been working as a lawyer within the media, technology and IP industries for in excess of 20 years.
One of the firm’s lawyers, Darshan Ramamurthy has 10 years of IP and related experience and has worked with several of the top Fortune 500 companies (Google, Intel, Shell and GSK, to name a few).
This is all perhaps why a boutique law firm based in Dubai has handled work regularly for well-known international and regional brands in the media, entertainment and creative services industries.
We are a team of cool headed industry experts. It’s why the Hollywood Reporter refers to us as “the go to guys for all things media in Dubai…”
PO Box 502175
Building 8, Suite 420
Dubai Media City
United Arab Emirate
T: +971 4 390 3646
F: +971 4 390 8045