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
We meet again for another exciting edition of Law Update which focusses on Al Tamimi’s Transport & Insurance Practice. As always, it is never a dull year for transport. We find ourselves in cautiously optimistic times, with light appearing at the end of what has been a long tunnel for some. In this edition we aim to keep things as colourful as possible, touching on a variety of topical subjects. On the shipping front, we consider the relationship between vessel arrests and arbitration proceedings, we look at concerns surrounding the confiscation of passports of crew serving aboard arrested vessels, and of course, the talk of the town, positioning the UAE as a global superyacht hub. We then turn to aviation, where we consider issues relating to long haul flights and the application of the Cape Town Convention. We are excited about the insurance articles, which seek to address pressing issues facing the GCC market. We are also indebted to our colleagues in different practice groups who share their expertise on issues they face in the transport sector.
We hope this edition meets your expectations and do look forward to your feedback and comments.