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
Krishna Jhala has over 11 years of post-qualification experience. As a member of Digital & Data team she regularly advices on full range of commercial, outsourcing, telecommunications, technology, privacy, data protection, e-commerce and media law matters.
Krishna spent valuable time on secondment to Smart Dubai Government, the technology arm of the Government of Dubai where she assisted them on their Paperless Initiative, Blockchain Strategy and Smart Services. She was also seconded to Mastercard where she was part of Privacy and Data Protection team for Middle East and Africa region.
Her practice includes advising on local law compliance in respect of technology and data related issues, ranging from government procurement rules in a technology context, the use of off-shore storage and processing platforms, e-commerce issues and digital payments regulation, the use of encryption technology and VPNs, implementation of cloud-based platforms and wider data localisation/data residency matters.
In 2011, Krishna was presented the ITech Law Travelling Fellowship. As a part of the Fellowship, she worked with six different laws firms in Europe including Setterwalls (Sweden), Hogan Lovells (Munich), Franklin (Paris) and Dr. Widmer & Partners (Switzerland), CMS Hasche Sigle (Germany) and Matheson Ormsby Prentice (Ireland) with their respective TMT teams. She is an active member of the ITech Law (International Technology Law Association) and IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals).
Prior to joining Al Tamimi & Company in 2017, Krishna was practicing in India and primarily dealing in technology, media and telecommunication sector as well as corporate commercial matters.
2009 – B.S. L. LL.B, ILS Law College, Pune India
2010 – Advocate, Bar Council of India