The final Law Update of 2022 is here, and it’s packed full of articles. The double edition features two focus areas, first is a spotlight on Energy and Resources and second we feature a collection of articles on Transport and Logistics. The developments occurring in these sectors in the MENA region are unprecedented and our lawyers cover vast themes for you.
The Energy and Resources focus features topics such as diversifying energy resources, solar PV, mining in the Middle East, renewable energy and green hydrogen. From a transport perspective, we draw attention to the Bahrain metro project, discuss the challenges and remedies associated with the repossession of an aircraft, and there is advice on what to consider should a party vary the terms of a shipping contract.
This edition navigates you through updates from across jurisdictions such as, Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, and the UAE. Each article is timely and provides insights into legal issues and cases that are affecting these sectors across the region.Read the full edition
Prior to joining Al Tamimi & Company as the Head of the Corporate/Commercial department of its Casablanca office in 2022, Richard acted as the Senior Partner of Roudane & Partners Law Firm since 2008, after his formal training and working as an associate for a French international law firm for five years.
Richard specializes in the corporate structuring of investment projects in Morocco, where he is based. He is an expert on Moroccan corporate and commercial law and has set up over 100 companies. He advises parent company representatives and local executives in connection with all aspects of their business activity in Morocco, including compliance with over 20 new laws and regulations put in place over the last 20 years in relation to the administration and management of companies, commercial leases and the protection of personal data.
He has been directly involved in the negotiation of investment agreements with the Moroccan government in relation to projects totaling over €1 billion in the Hospitality Sector and the Oil & Gas industry, as well as their financing through local banks or institutional and private investors. He has also audited various properties and companies in connection with various M&A transactions.
He has also drafted and negotiated, on behalf of business owners, hundreds of leases and management, franchise, licence and other commercial agreements with top-tier international brands and operators.
Professional memberships, publications and speaking engagements
Richard is a member of the Quebec Bar.
He has been a frequent expert contributor to the research work of the World Bank Group and World Justice Foundation and is a member of the TrustLaw Group of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
2002- Bar Exams (Quebec Bar School)
2002- LL.M. in Law (Laval University)
2000- LL.B. in Law (McGill/Laval University)