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
Divya Abrol Gambhir is part of Al Tamimi & Company’s Banking and Finance Department and heads the Firm’s financial regulatory and securities practice in the UAE. She is an Indian national. She worked with a leading Indian solicitor Firm, working both in the Corporate/Commercial and the Banking & Finance departments. She has also worked with ICICI Bank Ltd. as Manager, Legal in their Corporate Banking Department.
Divya has extensive experience in specialised areas such as the Regulatory Practice, Private Banking, Structured Finance, Capital Markets including Debt Capital Markets in addition to general corporate banking and advisory. She regularly advises on matters relating to licensing of financial institutions and the provision of financial services in the UAE and the DIFC; Banking M&A and restructuring; Conduct of business, compliance and AML matters and on FinTech matters. She has in depth knowledge of the private banking industry and frequently acts for financial institutions in the GCC, Europe and Far East in connection with complex private banking products and structures especially securities holding structures.
In 2005, she was seconded by the Firm to the Dubai International Financial Exchange Ltd (now called Nasdaq Dubai), where she was involved in the legal aspects of setting up the stock exchange including trading, clearing, settlement, membership etc.
1999 –LLB, University of Mumbai
1996 – B.Com Major in Financial Accounting and Auditing, University of Mumbai
1999 – Bar Council of Maharashtra, India