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
Margaret McKenzie is an Associate in the Corporate Commercial Department at Al Tamimi & Company in Kuwait. Ms. McKenzie counsels Kuwaiti and international corporate clients on a variety of issues. Her practice ranges from international transactions to local corporate, commercial, and employment law matters. She advises clients on a variety of issues including data protection, defense contracting, healthcare, privacy, e-commerce, and labour issues. She provides a range of legal advice to companies including reviewing their online policies and advising on data breaches. She also drafts and reviews employment contracts, advises on end of service benefits, HR policies, and considerations for employment of expatriate and Kuwaiti nationals. A US qualified attorney, Ms. McKenzie utilises her experience to advise local Kuwaiti and international clients to achieve the best possible outcome for their business.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. McKenzie worked as a legal researcher for the Natural Resource Governance Institute, where she researched local laws and advised on Kuwait and Bahrain’s resource governance. Additionally, Ms. McKenzie worked as a judicial extern in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and drafted legal opinions. She worked on the legal and policy response to the Puerto Rico earthquake as a student attorney. Prior to law school, Ms. McKenzie worked in international development living and working in Jordan and the United States. Ms. McKenzie is a certified mediator and has successfully mediated disputes in universities as well as in small claims courts in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
2019 – Juris Doctor, State University of New York, Buffalo
2016 – Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University
2010 – Bachelor of Arts (Honours) & International Study Certificate, Queen’s University, Canada (With study at International Study Centre, Herstmonceux Castle)
State Bar of New Mexico