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
Marja Boman is a Senior Associate in the regional Financial Crime Practice in Dubai. She has qualified in Finland in addition to holding the qualification of a Solicitor in England and Wales.
Marja specialises in cross-border white-collar crime, including e.g. complex fraud, embezzlement, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption related investigations and proceedings. She has particular expertise in compliance programs and policy design as well as advising on extraterritorial application of e.g. anti-bribery laws and trade sanctions.
Prior to joining Al Tamimi Marja worked as a Senior Associate in the litigation practice of an international law firm in Helsinki, Finland. She represented clients in criminal investigations, civil litigation and arbitration, and advised corporate clients on compliance procedures and best practices. She has also practised as an in-house counsel in London focusing on e.g. anti-money laundering and fraud prevention as well as advising on cross-border online payments related investigations and EU law.
2016 – Licentiate of Laws, University of Helsinki
2008 – Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, University of Vaasa
2005 – Master of Laws, University of Lapland
2013 – Finland, Asianajaja (non-practising)
2015 – Solicitor, England & Wales