e& receives accolades at ALB Middle East Law Awards 2023

10 Oct 2023

e& clinches top honours at ALB Middle East Law Awards 2023

e& today announced that its Group Legal and Compliance team won “Middle East In-House Legal Team of the Year” and “Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Legal Team of the Year” at the Thomson Reuters ALB Middle East Law Awards 2023. These awards highlight the exceptional contributions and achievements of in-house teams and private practitioners in the Middle East.

e&’s group legal and compliance team is driving e&’s transformation from a telecoms business to a global technology powerhouse through a collaborative approach and commitment to open dialogue.

Brooke Lindsay, Group Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at e&, said: “Our team has been guiding the e& business through multiple complex and high-value transactions, some of which have garnered attention in challenging global jurisdictions. This award is a validation of our ability to navigate complex legal landscapes, overcome challenges and deliver outstanding results that positively impact e&’s transformation to a global technology group.

“Our recent accolades demonstrate our ongoing commitment as a team to excellence, innovation, and collaboration. I am immensely proud to be a part of this amazing team, and I look forward to the continued success and growth that lies ahead.”

The team’s notable achievements include the recent acquisition of a stake in Vodafone, PPF and Careem, materially reducing our litigation exposure, consolidation of our data centre business in the UAE, expansion of e&’s partnership with MoneyGram and leading the IP aspects of the brand and digital transformation of e&.

The team was instrumental in advising e& on the “Metaverse Project” as well as the acquisition by e& and ADQ of a majority stake in STARZPLAY and a minority stake in WIO Bank. This strategic move showcases e&'s commitment to expanding its presence and providing top-quality services in the digital and entertainment sectors.