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
Ben is a Senior Associate in the regional Financial Crime Practice of Al Tamimi & Company and based in the DIFC, Dubai.
Ben is a U.K. qualified lawyer and has extensive experience advising on cross-border white-collar crime matters, having acted on a number of notable regulatory investigations (led by the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission), as well as undertaking internal investigations for clients across various sectors, covering, bribery and corruption, money laundering, fraud and sanctions violations.
Furthermore, Ben regularly advises clients on anti-bribery, anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing and sanctions compliance in numerous settings, acting for both financial services and non-financial services clients, within the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and the U.K. He has particular expertise in assisting clients with their compliance programs as well as advising on local and international trade issues.
Prior to joining Al Tamimi & Company, Ben worked within a number of leading U.K and U.S. law firms, as well as holding an in-house position within a global investment bank. He is also a member of the England and Wales Law Society and Young Fraud Lawyers Association.
2008 – Bachelors of Law, University of Southampton
2011 – England & Wales, Solicitor