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
Rafiq Jaffer is a Partner in Al Tamimi’s Banking & Finance department, having worked at the firm for over 11 years. Prior to re-joining the firm, Rafiq was Head of Legal at Barclays Bank in India. At Barclays, Rafiq led the legal team responsible for wholesale lending (including External Commercial Borrowing), trade finance and cash management.
Rafiq specialises in bank lending and debt capital markets transactions using both conventional and Islamic structures.
Rafiq Jaffer is recognised by both Legal500 and IFLR1000 as being a leading lawyer in the field of Banking, Finance & Capital Markets.
1998 – LL.M International & Commercial Law, The University of Buckingham
1997 – LL.B (Hons), The University of Buckingham
2007 – Law Society of England & Wales
1999 – Bar Council of India (Karnataka State)