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
Andrea Tithecott is a Partner in the Regulatory practice in Abu Dhabi. Andrea is the head of Al Tamimi & Company’s Healthcare group, she is also a member of the Sports and Event Management, Projects and Rail groups.
Andrea joined the firm in 2013 to establish the Regulatory Practice which was quickly ranked by Chambers & Partners for significant expertise in regulatory and local compliance issues. Her practice area has focused upon regulatory compliance, investigations and disputes, risk management, crisis management, trade and customs, public policy and advocacy, corporate governance, due diligence, and licensing/permit issues. For governments she has contributed to the development of new law and policy. She has been instrumental in developing the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group. Alongside this, she focuses upon health & safety, environmental law, renewable energy, utilities, transport, consumer protection and product liability.
Her regulatory work was shortlisted for the Corporate Counsel Middle East awards consecutively in 2014 and 2015, and awarded In-House Community Firm of the Year, 2016 for ‘Compliance and Regulatory UAE’ by Asian Mena Counsel. When based in the UK, she was ranked in tier 1 by Legal 500 for her health and safety expertise.
LLB (Hons) Law, University of Wales
LL.M. The Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, University College of Wales
1992 – Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales