The final Law Update of 2022 is here, and it’s packed full of articles. The double edition features two focus areas, first is a spotlight on Energy and Resources and second we feature a collection of articles on Transport and Logistics. The developments occurring in these sectors in the MENA region are unprecedented and our lawyers cover vast themes for you.
The Energy and Resources focus features topics such as diversifying energy resources, solar PV, mining in the Middle East, renewable energy and green hydrogen. From a transport perspective, we draw attention to the Bahrain metro project, discuss the challenges and remedies associated with the repossession of an aircraft, and there is advice on what to consider should a party vary the terms of a shipping contract.
This edition navigates you through updates from across jurisdictions such as, Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, and the UAE. Each article is timely and provides insights into legal issues and cases that are affecting these sectors across the region.Read the full edition
Hedieh is a DFSA registered Compliance Officer/MLRO actively providing regulatory consultancy services in and from DIFC to a number of local and global financial service providers within the past few years. As a regulatory consultant at Al Tamimi, she is specialized in establishing regulated and unregulated entities in the DIFC with a strong focus on Financial Advisory, Asset Management/Fund Management, Corporate Finance, and Brokerage activities, etc. She has established (or has been involved in establishment of) over 35 entities in the DIFC since 2015 under DFSA Prudential Category 2, 3A, 3C, 4, Rep Offices, and DNFBPs including waivers or endorsements in respect of Client Assets or Retail permissions. Furthermore, Hedieh has carried out the outsourced Compliance Officer/MLRO function for multiple regulated financial institutions (including branches of international banks) in the DIFC within the past few years. As an outsourced CO/MLRO she was responsible for identifying the key risks involved in business and assisting the firms in developing and implementing risk-based compliance control frameworks and monitoring programmes. In addition to overseeing the AML and Compliance risks, she was responsible for interfacing with the DFSA and DIFC authorities on behalf of the firms and has been in charge of preparation of compliance reports and annual year-end fillings including AML Return, CMP, and the UAE Central Bank filings.
Prior to that, Hedieh served as a Private Banker at Bank of America in California proactively overseeing and monitoring activities and performance of financial products for high net worth clients. She was advising a portfolio of private banking clients on personal financial planning through individually designed and on a risk-assessed basis strategy tailored towards individual client’s specific needs and objectives across the spectrum of financial solutions.
Hedieh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics of Business from University of California, Irvine with a focus on corporate finance, statistics, and accounting.
2008 – Bachelor of Arts, Economics of Business, University of California