As we witness the evolution of the regulatory landscape across the MENA region, it was timely for us to investigate and lift the lid, on what is keeping the region’s legal decision-makers awake at night.
Our first-of-its-kind report titled Legal Leaders in MENA is out now! It captures the views of 700 legal decision-makers across nine countries and 13 industry sectors in MENA, as well as in-depth interviews with experts from key sectors such as financial services and education to name a few, which revealed the emerging risks and priorities challenging the legal sector across the region.
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This month’s focus is on Real Estate, Hotels & Leisure. Across the region, our teams analyse changes to legislation and provide detailed insights into the most recent trends and developments. The use of technology in the real estate sector is gaining momentum generally and discussions regarding the use of blockchain continue apace. Across the Middle East, real estate development tends to go hand-in-hand with hotel and leisure facilities. As a result, real estate investors have been able to extend their portfolios to hotel rooms and branded residence assets, with investment in holiday homes, in particular, showing a marked increase. The holiday homes sector is rapidly becoming a key market in its own right, particularly in Dubai, where the introduction of new legislation has fostered and encouraged growth. Despite current pressures on hotel occupancy and room rates in some countries, the hotel industry across the Middle East region continues to grow and mature, which is testament to the increasing appeal of the region for tourists. We expect this trend to continue with the implementation of exciting new mega-projects, particularly in Saudi Arabia.