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
Pedro Castro is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Commercial practice in Riyadh who has 10 years of international experience providing legal advice in different areas of practice and across multiple sectors, gained in Portugal, Belgium and the Macau (China). Pedro was also involved in transactions in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Pedro focuses mainly in the practice areas of Corporate/M&A, Aviation and Banking & Finance, but he is also experienced in Project Finance, Public Procurement and Transportation.
Prior to joining Al Tamimi, Pedro has worked as associated lawyer with leading law firms but also as in-house counsel with an investment bank.
Pedro was recognized by IFLR 1000 – Financial and Corporate (2016, 2017 and 2018) as rising star, namely in Aviation, Banking and M&A – “Pedro provided timely and appropriate legal advice in a diligent manner.”. He was also recognised by Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific (2017) as an associate to watch, especially in the Aviation, Gaming, Shipping and Transportation sectors – “He is praised by interviewees for his good commercial awareness and described as highly effective and client-focused.”
2008 – Business Law, Nova University of Lisbon
2007 – Post Graduate in Energy Law, University of Lisbon
2006 – Law Degree, University of Lisbon
2014 – Brazil
2009 – Macau S.A.R.
2009 – Portugal