Our first edition of 2022 focuses on Healthcare and Life Sciences. It is a sector that will once again have the spotlight on it this year as we continue to tackle COVID-19 and its subsequent variants. While the pandemic continues to challenge the sector, governments across the region forge ahead with their plans to expand and upgrade healthcare systems and develop robust world-class healthcare infrastructure.
For the region, healthcare is a vital pillar in diversifying its economies, both locally and as medical tourism hubs. To underpin this, healthcare authorities across the region continue to implement frameworks and regulations that provide structure and accountability.
In this edition, you have unique access to great insights and expert commentary on a number of pertinent healthcare regulatory developments. You will find a topical mix of articles; for example, our lawyers discuss vaccines and returning to work during the pandemic. They take you through several other areas, including stem cell research in Bahrain, clinical research laws in Egypt, and Saudi medical device and pharmaceutical laws.Take a read of the edition
Our Hotels & Leisure team provides a comprehensive range of tailored legal services throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), covering all areas relevant to the hospitality, food & beverage and leisure sectors.
Our team comprises of experienced lawyers who work across the entire range of legal disciplines within the firm. Together, they form a specialist industry sector group catering to all requirements of our clients. We advise on every type of product, including hotels, integrated resorts, serviced apartments, restaurants and nightclubs, golf clubs, marinas and yacht clubs, leisure clubs and spas, including hotel acquisition and disposals, timeshare, fractional ownership and rental pool arrangements – whether they are independent or part of an overall mixed use development.
We regularly act for owners, developers, operators, investors and other stakeholders to provide a turnkey service covering acquisition, disposal, development, licensing, financing, operation and dispute resolution. These services are provided by lawyers from various specialisms, including Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial, Corporate Structuring and Licensing, Employment, Construction & Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Technology, Media & Telecoms, Banking & Finance, Projects, and Arbitration/Litigation.
Our expertise ranges from site/property acquisition and disposal, corporate structuring and long-term strategy planning, joint venture arrangements, franchise agreements, project and operational licensing, project finance, REITS, equity and debt financing, hotel and resort development and construction, title/strata structuring for mixed-use developments (compromising residential real estate with hotel and/or serviced/branded apartment components), hotel operator appointment, rental pool arrangements for serviced and branded apartments, branded residences, day-to-day operational matters, employment related advice, property refurbishment/renovation, intellectual property protection and dispute resolution.