This month we have a packed Law Update focusing on a sector that is a vital pillar for the region as it continues to push its economies to diversify. Education.
The Education sector has experienced, and overcome, its fair share of challenges. Today, across the region, it serves as an educational hub for nationals, residents, and a growing number of inbound international students.
The advances being made in the Education Sector are a result of Government initiatives being put in place to propel the sector to a global standard. This has piqued private sector interest and we are seeing more public private and international partnerships.
With Education being vital to the progress the region is making, we have a created an edition of Law Update that provides insights, commentary, and updates on the most pertinent developments within the sector. The articles come from a number of jurisdictions across the region and highlight key considerations and the latest legal trends taking shape.Read the full edition
Foreign clients often face difficult decisions when deciding to operate their business or sell their products/goods in other territories. It is crucial for clients to have sufficient knowledge of the different options available for selling products, as well as the applicable regulatory requirements, in a new territory. The appointment of a commercial agent is the most common mechanism through which a foreign-based principal enters a new market. Such appointment creates a contractual relationship that often becomes subject to local laws in the respective jurisdiction. Therefore, understanding the extent of the application of the local laws is of paramount importance for foreign-based principals, whether they opt to enter in an agency, distribution or franchise arrangements with a local commercial agent, distributor or a franchisee.
In order to address the most commonly asked local law related queries raised by foreign principals intending to enter the market, we have conducted a Q&A exercise across Al Tamimi & Company offices in the region, namely United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Oman, and Saudi Arabia (“Territories”). The Q&A serves as a guide for our clients on commercial agency related issues. The guide can be found here which tackles, inter alia, the following issues:
We are confident that this guide is a valuable tool for our clients to evaluate the various options available when entering any of the Territories and the legal considerations associated with these options.