Al Tamimi & Company has the leading legislative drafting practice in the Middle East and North Africa. We were the first law firm in the region to offer legislative drafting services and have drafted more than 100 pieces of legislation.

Outstanding technical drafting capabilities

Our legislative drafting team brings together drafting expertise with our wider legal and commercial expertise. Our understanding of international best practice in addition to our regional presence allow us to provide benchmarking services.

We work on legislative projects for national and federal governments across the region, with a particular focus on the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.

With experts that are fluent in English and Arabic, our legislative drafting team works on legislative projects in a variety of sectors including, but not limited to, economic, education, health, municipal affairs, real estate, investment, security, immigration, finance, tax, space, free zones, culture, community development, early learning and childhood and technology.

Our legislative drafting expertise is also in demand from the private sector and ad-hoc entities, where we draft internal regulations, bylaws, and policies.

Our Legislative Drafting practice services

  • Advice on local legislation and policy issues.
  • Gap analysis to determine weaknesses and threats in existing legislation.
  • Benchmarking exercises to identify best practice.
  • Determining relevant international obligations that need to be met in the targeted jurisdiction.
  • Drafting new laws, regulations, rules, policies, resolutions, and circulars.
  • Proposing and drafting amendments to existing laws, regulations, rules, policies, resolution, and circulars.
  • Redrafting of bills which have been drafted in English to conform to the legislative structure in the target jurisdiction.

Examples of recent legislative drafting experience includes but not limited to the below works:

  • Drafting free and/or economic zones laws/ regulations in UAE and KSA.
  • Drafting UAE Industry law.
  • Drafting federal electronic transaction law, and digital signature Law (UAE Federal Government- Telecommunications Regulatory Authority).
  • Drafting federal Space law and its regulations in UAE.
  • Drafting regulatory instrument for Hajj & Umrah Transport law in KSA.
  • Drafting Central Bank several Regulations.
  • Drafting KSA laws and regulations which regulate real estate and property registration.
  • Drafting UAE trust Law.
  • Assisting the ministry of finance to draft UAE corporate tax law.
  • Drafting financial auditing law for the Ministry of Finance in KSA.
  • Drafting animal welfare legislation for Abu Dhabi.
  • Drafting Abu Dhabi’s health Insurance law and its executive regulations.
  • Drafting law on the use of non-drinking water in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • Drafting Fujairah procurement law.
  • Drafting Law regulating the public debt and its management in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • Drafting Abu Dhabi Law on the regulation of the real estate sector and its six executive regulations.
  • Drafting law regulating construction work and its executive regulations in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • Drafting executive regulations of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate.
  • Drafting executive regulations of the Saudi EXIM Bank and the bylaws relating thereto.
  • Drafting regulations for the Public Authority for Audiovisual Media in KSA.
  • Drafting policies for the Saudi Ministry of human capital and social development / family affairs council.

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