Martin Hayward

Martin Hayward

Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Al Tamimi & Company (Dubai, UAE)


+971 04 364 1641

  • Legal Practice Certificate, College of Law, London, UK

  • Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law, London, UK

  • MA (Japanese History and Language) School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, London, UK

  • MA (History), Peterhouse, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK


Admitted as Solicitor in England & Wales


Martin has over 12 years' experience advising on the full range of commercial, outsourcing, telecommunications, technology, intellectual property and information law issues.

After qualifying into the Information, Communications & Technology team at Simmons & Simmons LLP in 2006, Martin spent several years working in their London office before relocating to Dubai in 2009. In 2012, Martin joined an Abu Dhabi government owned IT services provider as General Counsel and Company Secretary, and most recently held the position of Senior Corporate Counsel EMEA and Middle East Regional Counsel at a major US telecommunications solution provider.

Martin has spent extensive periods of time on secondment at a major UK telecoms company, in the supply management function of an international investment bank in the UK, and at one of the largest UAE telecommunications services provider.