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We are excited to share the latest edition of the Law Update, beautifully and appropriately titled “Sustainable Horizons: The Saudi Arabian Vision.” Giving special honor to the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, this update focuses on a collection of both informative and inspiring articles.
For those in construction, you can learn about how the tendering environment impacts risk-pricing for contractors, the updates on the legal framework of the construction industry and how contractors can protect themselves against financial difficulties.
There is good news too from the kingdom’s banking sector, from which the practice of “Open Banking” is being pushed for! But what is open banking? We’re answering that too.
Also . . . Are there any women trail blazers in Saudi Arabia you can name? We’ll help you with that. We cover how the Middle East has been making strides in empowering women in the entrepreneurial space,most notably in STEM fields.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
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