Taylor Wessing welcomes Munir Suboh to its partnership  

International law firm Taylor Wessing has made a significant addition to its team by appointing Munir Suboh (pictured) as a partner in their IP and media group.  

Suboh, who recently served as a partner and Head of Intellectual Property at BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates, will be joining Taylor Wessing’s Dubai office shortly to setup the IP and Media regional capabilities in the Middle East and North Africa. Suboh brings a wealth of experience to the firm and its expansion plan in the region. His specialization lies in intellectual property and media, focusing on trademarks, copyrights, and patents both contentious and non-contentious. He also brings great added value and expertise to regulatory capabilities, corporate and other practice areas. 

Renowned as a leading lawyer in the Middle East market, Suboh has over 16 years of experience in IP, media, trademarks, cyber security, and technology-related matters. His client portfolio spans various industries, including media and entertainment, FMCG, fashion, tobacco, industrial, and pharmaceuticals. 

Managing Partner of Taylor Wessing’s Dubai office, Ronald Graham said: “We’ve invested significantly in the growth of our offering in Dubai and the MENA regions to offer greater expertise in our key sectors for our clients such as Venture Capital and Private Wealth. Taylor Wessing is well known for its high-profile work in the IP and technology sector internationally, and we are delighted to have found an expert with wide-ranging expertise in the MENA region to establish this latest offering and collaborate with our international team.” 

Co-Head of International Trademarks at Taylor Wessing, partner Roland Mallinson said: “Munir is one of the strongest IP lawyers in the MENA region. Widely recognised for his specialist expertise across the tech, media and data ecosystem, his reputation for advising clients on internationally complex disputes in these areas is second to none. Munir’s reputation and knowledge will add tremendous value to our clients looking to expand internationally and present seamless opportunities to do so now with the expansion of our capability throughout the Middle East and North Africa.” 

On his upcoming international appointment, Munir Suboh said: ”I am delighted to take this opportunity and undoubtedly privileged for being selected for this appointment. I found in Taylor Wessing a platform that enhances value and engagement with my clients and creates opportunities to continue enjoying my profession. The firm represents a very well-regarded international brand, and I am eager to start working with its exceptionally capable and diverse group of professionals. 

Suboh’s reputation as a respected IP practitioner has made him highly sought after by prominent media, broadcasting, and technology companies for his expertise in IP and brand creation, protection, transactions, enforcement, and management. He is well-versed in advising on copyrights, patents, trade secrets, domain names, media regulations, and representing clients in contentious matters.  

Additionally, Suboh plays key roles in industry organizations, serving as the Co-Chair for the Middle East Global Advisory Council for the International Trademark Association (INTA) and as an Executive Board Member and Chair of the Communications Committee for the AIPPI UAE Group. 

This strategic appointment aims to establish a new and robust offering for clients with interests in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.