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
Philip is a Partner and Co-Head at the Al Tamimi & Company Kuwait office, and is head of the Corporate Commercial department in Kuwait. Prior to joining Al Tamimi in October 2009, Philip was a senior legal consultant with DLA Piper, where he focused primarily in the corporate, commercial, banking and finance sectors.
Philip is a US qualified attorney and has accumulated a broad range of experience in the areas of local and transnational commercial and corporate transactions, corporate establishments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate/joint venture organization, banking and finance as well as substantial experience in the commercial and finance aspects of Kuwait PPP projects. He began his legal career in the U.S., where he gained vast experience in complex commercial transactions, petroleum distribution and marketing transactions and has litigated complex commercial matters before U.S. state and federal courts.
Additionally, Philip is known in Kuwait for his vast skills in complex restructurings (corporate and debt related) and has been deeply involved in Kuwait’s large infrastructure projects, including water desalination and power generation plants and wastewater treatment plants.
Philip is consistently recognized and awarded by top global ranking agencies as a leading lawyer in Kuwait and is widely known in Kuwait for his expertise in his areas of practice.
2003 – LL.M., University College London
2001 – Juris Doctor, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
1997 – Bachelor of Arts (BA), Michigan State University
2006 – U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit – Cincinnati, Ohio
2005 – U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit – New Orleans, Louisiana
2004 – U.S. District Eastern District of Michigan – Detroit Michigan
2001 – State Bar of Michigan