Welcome to the Saudi Arabia focus edition of Law Update.
One of the key markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that continues to lead from the front is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). As the largest country in the Middle East and the 18th largest economy in the world, the progress KSA continues to make is underpinned by its Vision 2030 that envisions developing the country as an investment powerhouse and hub that ultimately connects Asia, Europe, and Africa. Given Saudi Arabia’s significance to the regional economy, our team of experts have prepared a range of pertinent articles that provide insights into new laws, regulations, and the legal landscape in the Kingdom.
This edition will provide you with an up-to-date guide on matters such as; the framework issued by the Saudi Central Bank on IT governance, the anti-corruption landscape under Vision 2030; we also provide practical tips for dispute avoidance. This is only a snapshot; there are many more articles within the KSA focus section for you to read, which we hope you will find valuable and enjoyable.Read the edition
Mariam is a Fulbright Scholar and a member of the Intellectual Property team in the Dubai office and works on a broad range of both contentious and non-contentious IP matters. She advises both local and international clients on the protection of their IP and has assisted in building and developing their brands and copyright portfolio, through managing their IP portfolio and advising them throughout the appropriate usages and enforcement of their rights.
Mariam’s particular strength is her ability to manage complex cross-jurisdictional IP disputes and has extensive experience in devising optimal litigation strategies for international clients particularly those arising out of contractual disputes. Mariam has extensive experience in handling domain name disputes and online infringements in various sectors.
Mariam is also a member of the competition law practice and has advised numerous international and local clients covering various aspects of the UAE Competition Law including without limitation: (i) restrictive agreements; (ii) abuse of dominant positions; and (iii) merger controls and approvals; (iv) retail pricing guidelines; and (v) guidelines in dealing with competitors and various other materials related to UAE Competition Law compliance.
In addition, Mariam advises on consumer protection matters and advised clients on warranty regulations, product recalls and supplier/manufacturer obligations. In addition, Mariam successfully defended a major international travel company from a consumer protection complaint.
2001 – Bachelor of Laws, Cairo University in affiliation with Sorbonne University, Paris I
2005 – LL.M. in Intellectual Property & Technology (Top 10%), Franklin Pierce Law Centre New Hampshire
2002 – Advocate in Egypt