Tamara El Shibib joins Gowling WLG UAE in Dubai
28 July 2021
Tamara El-Shibib has joined the intellectual property team at Gowling WLG in Dubai. El Shibib’s arrival adds a technology and research patent specialization to the firm’s IP team, which will further enhance patent and technology transfer services offered through the MENA region.
El-Shibib specializes in patent law, technology market analysis, technology transfer and IP commercialization. Her career has seen her at the forefront of developing IP management and technology transfer practices in the Middle East.
Before joining Gowling WLG, El-Shibib was with the Qatar Foundation for seven years, and helped to establish its IP and technology transfer office. Prior to that, she spent four years with a Dubai-based IP firm assisting UAE government entities and startups in managing their IP assets.
Jon Parker, head of intellectual property (Dubai), said: "Tamara is a key addition to our UAE based team, as well as welcoming her to the global patent team at Gowling WLG. She provides us with on the ground patent and technology transfer expertise. She, and our local clients, will be supported by an unrivalled global patent team, which has technical expertise across all areas of innovation. Tamara will also take responsibility for our existing MENA patent prosecution practice, which has seen significant year on year growth since the practice was established in 2016, I am delighted that Tamara is joining us."
Tim Casben, the firm’s Dubai office managing partner, said: "Tamara's expertise and skillset is a great addition to our highly reputed IP team in Dubai. Jon has built a great team with the practice going from strength to strength.”
El-Shibib compliments the firm's technology, corporate and commercial teams. The corporate team is regularly advising on investments, joint ventures and M&A where ownership of the IP and technology is fundamental to the transaction and having the depth of expertise is key to meeting the client's objectives."