The first Law Update of 2024 is here, and our first focus of the year spotlights Healthcare and Lifesciences, a sector that is undergoing significant growth and development across the MENA region.
Our focus provides an insight into some of the most important regulatory updates across the region, such as the UAE’s groundbreaking law on the use of human genome, Kuwait’s resolution on nuclear and radioactive materials, the new regulations for healthcare services in Qatar, Egypt’s healthcare regulatory framework, and the impact of the Saudi Civil Transactions Law on the healthcare and life sciences sector … and there is so much more!
Beyond the healthcare pages our lawyers share with you multi-sector insights where you will discover articles on Dubai’s DIFC regulatory framework for startups, Bahrain’s commercial agencies law, and we also shed light on Kuwaiti civil code and the advantages of setting up a joint stock company in Saudi Arabia.Read the full edition
We are once again delighted to bring to you a new issue focusing on Transport and Logistics. After a year from our last Transport special issue, I believe the words “unusual” and “unexpected” are now dated but they still are relevant given the nature of the transport industry, which is gradually emerging from COVID-19 but at the same time working round its effects.
In the near term, we foresee nimble and progressive changes on the regulatory front alongside the growing private and public investment interests in the maritime and aviation industries. In this connection, we also note that the logistics sector is increasingly view as a standalone sector detached from shipping and aviation, set to be more regulated uniquely. Our response to this was to set up Customs, Trade and Logistics group within our Transport Department, in order to better meet our clients’ growing needs.
Like many players in the transport industry and wider supply chain, we also ensured that our availability and delivery capabilities remain in top condition. In this regard, we have this year assisted a range of clients to complete a variety of transactions notwithstanding the impacts that covid measures may have. We also continued to bring results in the courtroom, sometimes through unconventional means, such as attaching a cargo on a ship where a ship arrest order was not possible to be obtained.
In this issue of Law Update, we cover a range of trending issues in the maritime, aviation, and insurance industries, which I hope you will find useful and enjoyable.