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We are excited to share the latest edition of the Law Update, beautifully and appropriately titled “Sustainable Horizons: The Saudi Arabian Vision.” Giving special honor to the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, this update focuses on a collection of both informative and inspiring articles.
For those in construction, you can learn about how the tendering environment impacts risk-pricing for contractors, the updates on the legal framework of the construction industry and how contractors can protect themselves against financial difficulties.
There is good news too from the kingdom’s banking sector, from which the practice of “Open Banking” is being pushed for! But what is open banking? We’re answering that too.
Also . . . Are there any women trail blazers in Saudi Arabia you can name? We’ll help you with that. We cover how the Middle East has been making strides in empowering women in the entrepreneurial space,most notably in STEM fields.Read the full edition
Al Tamimi & Company (“Al Tamimi“), the largest law firm in the Middle East with 17 offices across 9 countries, has launched its ‘Children of Tomorrow’ Project as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility commitment.
The Project aims to raise awareness of existing laws governing the welfare and rights of children (including Federal Law No.3 of 2016, on Child Rights (Wadeema’s Law)) within every school in the UAE, both public and private.
Pending the establishment of certain UAE bodies in line with the Executive Regulations of the Law, the Project aims to connect various key stakeholders and officials in the UAE (such as the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education, Community Development Authority, Knowledge and Human Development Authority), bringing them together to address the key issues and consider the best approach to optimise protection against child abuse.
Awareness videos were prepared (in both Arabic and English) and circulated to all UAE schools on 13 January 2019. The videos provide practical advice and delve into key aspects to consider in relation to child safety, such as:
We would like to thank Major Abdul Rahman from the Ministry of Interior, Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS Dubai) and the Al Tamimi project team for their involvement in developing the videos.
At seminars scheduled to take place at Al Tamimi’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices in early March 2019, teachers, school representatives and other stakeholders will be able to come together to ask further questions to those leading the roll-out of the Project, as well as representatives from the relevant ministries.
We would like to express our gratitude for the tremendous support we have received from authorities, ministries and schools in the run up to the launch of this initiative, and look forward to developing it further during 2019.
The videos can be viewed in Arabic or English. The full brochure is also attached.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Project leads:
Partner, Head of Education
Head of Office – Abu Dhabi
Senior Associate, Litigation
Maitha Al Hashimi
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