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Paul Allen

Paul Allen

Partner, Head of Intellectual Property and Technology - Middle East, DLA Piper

Based in Dubai, Paul leads our band-one rated intellectual property and technology practice in the Middle East. With 20 years of international legal experience, Paul counsels clients in relation to their most complex and challenging IT-related programs. In recent years, Paul has assisted clients with negotiating contracts for global cloud adoption and migration programs, the design, build and operation of a nation-wide digital payment platform program, a variety of digital transformation initiatives, and numerous outsourcings at a local and global level.

Paul is passionate about delivering high-quality, pragmatic and timely legal services to clients. Paul is also a member of DLA Piper’s Change Council which is responsible for fostering radical change and innovation at the firm, building on firm’s recognition by the FT as one of the world’s top 10 firms for innovation. 

Paul is currently undertaking his Executive MBA with INSEAD, with a focus on the design and implementation of strategies and new business models that leverage new and emerging technologies to provide a superior sustainable competitive advantage.  

Paul has developed an award-winning team in the Middle East. The team's legal expertise covers the breadth of the TMT sectors, as well as boasting tri-lingual capabilities (Arabic, English and French). Paul's team has been recognised as a Tier 1 provider of TMT legal services (Legal 500, Chambers Global).

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