The regional real estate, construction and hospitality sectors have been turned upside down over the last two years, with Covid-19 bringing these sectors to a halt. The impact of the pandemic remains, however, the resurrection of these vital sectors across the region is a welcome relief because they support the development of modern cities, which in turn have attracted commerce and tourism to the Middle East and North Africa.
This latest edition of Law Update, provides vital insights, updates and commentary on the latest trends taking shape across the real estate, construction, hotels and leisure sectors. The articles within this edition cover a broad range of topics, from what’s next for real estate in Dubai, to commentary on Saudi real estate, a market that is set to become the main bedrock of the region for years ahead. You will find articles on reforming real estate laws in Qatar, foreign investment and ownership in Oman, and mitigating risks on hotel construction projects and the lessons learnt from Covid.Read the full report
Prior to joining Al Tamimi in January 2018, Passant was a legal consultant at the Ministry of Health in Kuwait, where she was acting as representative for several legal cases.
Passant is an experienced bi-lingual litigator. She is able to handle all legal procedures including preparing and reviewing commercial documents and written pleadings, as well as drafting and reviewing claim writs and memorandums.
In her work, she has acted as a representative for several Protection and Indemnity Clubs (P&I CLUB), involved in a wide range of P&I related work along with all related services such as cargo claims handling and settlements, personal injury claims, fixed object damage claims, collision liability claims, arresting vessels, pollution liability claims, assisting marine agent enquires in all legal obstacles occurring at the ports, advising on charter party issues such as drafting, interpretation, disputes and resolutions and general legal assistance. Passant prides herself by closely following up on her own cases as well as closely following other marine cases in the courts.
Passant also has vast experience in all aviation aspects, in particular, the claim which relate to the passenger, such as, the cancelation and delay of the flight, loss of luggage and other cargo claims.
In addition, she has been involved in numerous, mediated and litigated disputes on behalf of insurance companies, (re) insurers/underwriters and brokers, with regard further consultation on product liability, public liability, workers compensation, professional indemnity and health insurance requirements, Reviewing, advising on and amending Takaful policies in relation to various types of insurance including medical group and group family protection plans and professional indemnity. Advising global reinsurers on insurance claims, negotiating settlements and representation in litigation. In general handling all claims and advice on all aspects of the Kuwait insurance industry.
In general, she covers all phrases of litigation including trials and appeals before tribunals and first instance courts, preparing the courts documents including memoranda, evidence files, research and drafting of legal opinion in respect of Maritime, Insurance and Aviation industry.
Paralegal & Local trainer at Al Tamimi & Company (Jan 2021 till present):
Legal Assistant & Local trainer at Al Tamimi & Company (Dec 2018-Till Jan 2021)
Legal Researcher at Ministry of Health Kuwait (1 August 2013- Dec 2018)
Trainee Lawyer at Ahmed Naqeeb Law Firm (June 2011 – December 2012)
(The two Diplomas equivalent to Master’s Degree)