CVML announced today that Hisham Oweiss, former General Counsel, Head of Compliance, Government Affairs, and Public Policy at Samsung Electronics MENA Headquarters has joined the firm as a partner and head of TMT in the Dubai office.
Hisham brings over two decades of private practice and in-house experience to the Paris-based firm’s Dubai office, having previously served in a number of senior roles at Samsung Electronics for ten years, overlooking legal, compliance, government affairs, and public policy in 22 countries in the MENA region.
Before that he spent few years at FRiENDi Group (now known as Virgin Mobile), after first starting his career at Arab Media Group (a member of Dubai Holding).
With his broad industry experience, Oweiss will bring expertise in the technology, media, and telecommunication services industry, compliance, government affairs and public policy to the firm’s practice in Dubai.
His addition is part of CVML’s broader aim to expand its global TMT offering, which will play a major role in CVML’s growth throughout the MENA region.
“Hisham is one of those rare professionals who has deep business and legal experience working with some of the world’s most recognized tech brands” said Charles Dersahakian, Managing Partner of CVML’s Dubai office. “His knowledge and capabilities in helping companies navigate business and legal challenges and growth on a global scale will be an important asset to our colleagues and our clients.”
He received his License en Droit (L.L.B equivalent) from the Lebanese University, and his Masters in Public International Law (L.L.M. equivalent) from University La Sagesse.
CVML is an independent law firm founded in Paris in 2003 and recognized for its commercial awareness and devotion to its clients. In 2011, CVML was established in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) to service its Middle East based clients.