Brian Meenagh

Brian Meenagh is a partner at Latham & Watkins, leads its Middle East Technology Transactions and Cybersecurity practice and is an active member of its Emerging Companies practice. Brian has significant experience advising early stage companies on intellectual property, data privacy, cybersecurity and general commercial matters and prior to becoming a lawyer Brian was a technology analyst at Accenture and worked on a wide variety of systems implementation and outsourcing projects for major corporates and the UK government.

Brian’s experience includes advising:

  • Mohamed Alabbar and the Public Investment Fund in connection with their $1 billion joint venture to establish Noon.com
  • Standard Chartered in its $50 million investment, as part of a $275 million consortium, in Souq.com
  • Dubizzle.com on various intellectual property and commercial contract matters
  • various UAE early-stage companies on intellectual property, privacy, cybersecurity and commercial contract matters related to operating their business in the UAE
  • a UAE-based FinTech startup in connection with establishing an online payment processing business
  • Takamol Holding, a company owned by the KSA Ministry of Labor on various projects to promote SMEs and start-ups in KSA, including the creation of Doroob.sa in conjunction with edX.org
  • a global US-based payment processor on operating in the UAE
  • a global US-based messaging company on operating in the UAE and KSA
  • a global US-based biotech company on operating in the UAE
  • a global US-based consumer electronics company on operating in the UAE
  • a global China-based e-commerce company on operating in the UAE and KSA