Brian Meenagh is an associate in the Abu Dhabi office of Latham & Watkins. His practice focuses primarily on:
- technology transactions;
- intellectual property;
- procurement and sourcing; and
- commercial law.
He has additional experience advising on:
- cloud computing;
- complex technology and data separation issues in M&A transactions;
- distribution and procurement of goods and services;
- data protection, security and privacy;
- e-commerce, m-commerce and mobile apps;
- facilities management;
- financial services regulations applicable to technology and outsourcing;
- government procurement;
- global business services;
- IT security;
- joint-venture arrangements in the Middle East;
- media distribution and licensing;
- online gaming;
- open-sources software; and
- technology development (including traditional and Lean and Agile development methodologies), distribution and licensing.
Before he trained as a solicitor, he worked as Business and IT Analyst at Accenture on a variety of outsourcing; business transformation; systems integration; and software development projects for blue chip companies and UK central government.
Mr. Meenagh has previously been the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Editor at Lawtel (now part of Westlaw) and has co-written a number of articles for Computers and Law and PLC. Mr. Meenagh also speaks at seminars and client events on the law and best practices in technology contracts.
Mr Meenagh's representative transactions includes advising:
- A Middle East development company on the procurement of network services for a landmark mixed-use development in Qatar
- A UAE professional services organisation on the preparation of its standard terms of business and licensing
- A series of separate joint venture arrangements in the Middle East on the technology, intellectual property and service agreement elements of the transaction
- A major African bank on the renegotiation of its regional facilities management agreement
- A major African telecommunications company on a number of ICT procurement matters
- A number of global retail and investment banks on separate technology, business process and facilities management agreements covering the Middle East and Africa
- A FTSE 100 consumer goods company on the renegotiation of a global IT infrastructure agreement
- A number of banks and major corporates on the acquisition or divestment of business units, including the preparation and negotiation of the sale agreements, transitional service agreements and IP assignments
- A number of US companies on the legal and commercial issues relevant to the supply of goods and services to the UK government