Roudev joins from Simmons & Simmons, where he was a managing associate.
Linklaters has announced that Nick Roudev will be joining the firm as Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) counsel in Dubai. Roudev is an experienced commercial lawyer specializing in TMT, artificial intelligence, electronic payments and data privacy law.
Roudev has more than 10 years of experience practising across North America, Europe and Asia. He joins Linklaters from Simmons & Simmons, where he has been a managing associate in their digital business team since 2019. Prior to joining Simmons & Simmons, he spent three years as a senior associate in the Allen & Overy TMT practice in London, preceded by four years in Toronto as a technology lawyer with Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt, where he also completed his articling and was called to the Ontario bar.
Roudev has extensive experience advising clients across the globe on various issues of electronic payments, artificial intelligence, telecom regulation, data privacy and intellectual property rights arising in the context of service and licensing arrangements, outsourcings, strategic collaborations, corporate M&A, digital wallets and acquiring and data commercialization arrangements. Roudev is recognized as an expert regionally, and has been most recently appointed to the technology and digital payments advisory group of the Digital Economy Courts in the DIFC.
“We have seen significant growth in the Middle East TMT sector over the last couple of years, and Nick’s expertise on the ground in Dubai will further strengthen our Global TMT bench to meet the growing demand from our clients, allowing us to support them in maximizing the opportunities at this exciting time,” said partner and Linklaters’ Asia head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications Adrian Fisher.