Lara Haidar, Senior Associate
Lara’s main areas of expertise are Media and Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Technology.
AboutLara is a Senior Associate with over 20 years’ of experience in private and in-house practice. Lara is a high level strategic commercial lawyer and her main areas of expertise are Media and Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Technology. Lara has been based in Dubai since 1999 and has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the laws and business practices in the region. Lara has worked for leading international and regional firms in the UAE as well as having co-founded boutique TMT and Intellectual Property firm The Rights Lawyers in Dubai. Lara has extensive experience providing practical legal and commercial advice on a wide variety of matters including all aspects of protection and enforcement of intellectual property, with particular focus on portfolio management and brand custodianship, joint ventures, commercial agreements, and related disputes and litigation. Her client base is very broad and includes entertainment and media companies, large retail groups and sovereign wealth funds.
Lara has been featured in numerous publications including Managing Intellectual Property, Communicate, Campaign and Gulf News, on topics ranging from doing business in the UAE, to intellectual property, contracts and negotiations. She is fluent in English, Arabic and French.
Having worked both in private practice and in-house, Lara has a very real understanding of how to identify and deliver on what her clients need.
Mark Hill and Lara Haidar write for The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide on Intellectual Property in the United Arab Emirates
An overview of the latest intellectual property laws and regulations applicable in United Arab Emirates.
The UAE’s recent laws on ultimate beneficial owners and economic substance
The UAE is ramping up measures to tackle tax avoidance and money laundering, the team look at two important new developments.
The Kingdom of Bahrain and Israel
On Friday 11 September 2020 it was announced that the Kingdom of Bahrain would establish diplomatic relations with Israel.
The Force Majeure Dilemma: Selecting the Right Legal and Financial Path During the COVID-19 Crisis
Legal and financial analysis, providing UAE businesses with a set of guidelines to help navigate the current climate.
Lara Haidar writes for The Oath on Covid-19 and Force Majeure in the UAE
New Data Protection Regime in Bahrain
Download our guide to the new Data Protection Regime in Bahrain.