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
Fiona Robertson - Senior Counsel, Head of Media - Digital & Data
Copyright forms the basis of the rights that are incorporated within any piece of content. Be it a photograph, a short video, a jingle, a film or a game, the hard work that you put into development and creative output is generally going to be covered by the law of copyright in the country of origin.
For creators it is really important to understand the basis for the protection. It is elusive, intangible and often misunderstood. Today we remind you of the ten basic things that a creator in the Middle East should understand as they venture into the exciting work of content production.
Clearing copyright and protecting copyright makes good business sense. Always assume that clearance is required and budget for it accordingly. If you think you might have the right to use it under an exemption at law, check with a professional to ensure that letters do not start coming in from lawyers; and if you do get a lawyer’s letter, take it to a lawyer to obtain a view as to how to proceed. Early legal advice can be instrumental in containing the potential damage payment and assisting in managing the reputational fallout.