The first Law Update of 2024 is here, and our first focus of the year spotlights Healthcare and Lifesciences, a sector that is undergoing significant growth and development across the MENA region.
Our focus provides an insight into some of the most important regulatory updates across the region, such as the UAE’s groundbreaking law on the use of human genome, Kuwait’s resolution on nuclear and radioactive materials, the new regulations for healthcare services in Qatar, Egypt’s healthcare regulatory framework, and the impact of the Saudi Civil Transactions Law on the healthcare and life sciences sector … and there is so much more!
Beyond the healthcare pages our lawyers share with you multi-sector insights where you will discover articles on Dubai’s DIFC regulatory framework for startups, Bahrain’s commercial agencies law, and we also shed light on Kuwaiti civil code and the advantages of setting up a joint stock company in Saudi Arabia.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)