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
Gordon is a Partner within Al Tamimi & Company’s Employment & Incentives practice and has worked in the Middle East since 2011. He previously worked with a leading UK law firm, acting for a wide range of blue chip clients for whom he appeared before Employment Tribunals throughout the UK. Prior to a career in law, Gordon spent several years in financial services.
Gordon advises on the full spectrum of employment and immigration law issues throughout the employment life cycle with a particular focus on disputes, whether before the UAE or DIFC Courts. In respect to the latter, Gordon is a DIFC registered practitioner with full rights of audience.
A key part of Gordon’s practice involves compensation and benefits advice where he advises across all sectors and with a specific focus upon banking, financial services and technology.
Gordon is a ranked lawyer with Chambers and Partners, who noted:
Gordon Barr is highly regarded by both peers and clients, who highlight his extensive experience in the market. One satisfied client remarked: “Gordon is very professional and has vast knowledge of DIFC employment laws. He always provides the right legal guidance and has good interpersonal skills.” Peers also “rate him very highly,” explaining: “He has been an employment lawyer his entire career,” elaborating that because of this, “he sees the bigger picture and is very pragmatic and practical”.
Gordon is a regular speaker via UAE media outlets and at industry events, and has contributed to a number of significant legal publications.
2003 – Dip LP, University of Aberdeen
1998 – LLB (Hons), University of Strathclyde
2005 – Scottish Law Society