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
Omar Omar is a Partner and Head of the Transport and Insurance practice in Dubai. Omar is also a member of the Projects group. Omar joined Al Tamimi & Company in 2008.
Omar is ranked in band 1 by both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Omar’s experience as a marine lawyer and advocate covers almost all aspects of the industry. With a multinational team covering all the GCC countries, Egypt Iraq and Jordan, Omar headed legal teams advising many governmental bodies on the establishment and development of maritime and land transport laws, regulations and policies. In addition, Omar has a distinctive experience in laws related to logistics and customs in the GCC. In Omar regularly advises on cargo, container, marine agency, shortages, groundings, bunker, collisions, salvage, seaworthiness and insurance claims. He has also advised on many vessel sale and purchases, which includes drafting, reviewing and advising on related legal and finance documents. He also has drafted and advised on different types of maritime documents such as recaps, charter parties, B/L, LOIs, Agency Agreements, Insurance and P&I cover.
Omar headed the team establishing and drafting the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC).
Omar is an author of the UAE Vessel Registration and Mortgage Section in the internationally renowned Kluwer International Maritime Law Handbook.
1996 – LLM in International Law , University of Aberdeen
1998 – Jordan Bar Association