Our first edition of 2022 focuses on Healthcare and Life Sciences. It is a sector that will once again have the spotlight on it this year as we continue to tackle COVID-19 and its subsequent variants. While the pandemic continues to challenge the sector, governments across the region forge ahead with their plans to expand and upgrade healthcare systems and develop robust world-class healthcare infrastructure.
For the region, healthcare is a vital pillar in diversifying its economies, both locally and as medical tourism hubs. To underpin this, healthcare authorities across the region continue to implement frameworks and regulations that provide structure and accountability.
In this edition, you have unique access to great insights and expert commentary on a number of pertinent healthcare regulatory developments. You will find a topical mix of articles; for example, our lawyers discuss vaccines and returning to work during the pandemic. They take you through several other areas, including stem cell research in Bahrain, clinical research laws in Egypt, and Saudi medical device and pharmaceutical laws.Take a read of the edition
Choosing the right type of contract at the outset of any employment relationship is important to mitigate risk. Do you know the types of contracts that are available and the main differences?
Under the UAE Labour Law No. 8 of 1980 (as amended) (the “UAE Labour Law”), applicable to all employers in the UAE, there are two types of employment contracts that can be issued; limited term or unlimited term contracts. There are various distinctions between the two types of contracts including the treatment of end of service gratuity entitlements and termination consequences.