Welcome to the Saudi Arabia focus edition of Law Update.
One of the key markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that continues to lead from the front is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). As the largest country in the Middle East and the 18th largest economy in the world, the progress KSA continues to make is underpinned by its Vision 2030 that envisions developing the country as an investment powerhouse and hub that ultimately connects Asia, Europe, and Africa. Given Saudi Arabia’s significance to the regional economy, our team of experts have prepared a range of pertinent articles that provide insights into new laws, regulations, and the legal landscape in the Kingdom.
This edition will provide you with an up-to-date guide on matters such as; the framework issued by the Saudi Central Bank on IT governance, the anti-corruption landscape under Vision 2030; we also provide practical tips for dispute avoidance. This is only a snapshot; there are many more articles within the KSA focus section for you to read, which we hope you will find valuable and enjoyable.Read the edition
Alex is Partner, Head of Al Tamimi’s Abu Dhabi Office and a specialist corporate lawyer. Since 2015 and until recently, Alex was the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Arabtec Holding PJSC, based in Abu Dhabi.
Alex obtained his LLM (Masters Degree) in International Business Law in 1993 (from France) and after training and working with Clifford Chance (Paris and Dubai), he moved to Marriott International in Dubai and then in London, heading the legal department for Europe and the Middle East. He later became the Chief Legal Officer for Abdul Latif Jameel in Jeddah before joining Arabtec, in July 2013 as Chief Legal Officer for Arabtec Construction.
Alex spent most of his working career as a corporate and commercial lawyer, involved in various international transactions. Over the years, he led various legal teams and departments in different industrial sectors, starting from real estate development, to automotive, to construction.
1993 – Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (DESS) (equivalent to LLM) in International Trade Law, Université de Nanterre, Paris X
1991 – Masters in general private law (companies’ law & special contracts law (equivalent to LLB), Université de Panthéon – Assas, Paris II