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
Our Focus for this month’s Law Update covers Real Estate and the Hotels & Leisure industry across the region. It is a timely focus given the unfortunate climate we find ourselves in as a result of the COVID-19 situation. No-one is escaping the pain that this is causing, and the Real Estate and Hotel sectors have been heavily impacted. We have seen launches of real estate projects postponed, temporary closure of hotels, restaurants, facilities and retail outlets, cancellation of events, thousands of hotel staff being furloughed, and generally revenues plummeting as a result of the necessary measures taken.
As Governments across the Middle East & North African (‘MENA’) region have been swift to take action to limit the spread of the virus, we are hopeful that the situation will be as short lived as possible, and business starts to return to normal before too long.
We have included a range of articles that we hope you find of interest. At the time of publication, we are busy assisting and supporting our clients in respect of the impact of COVID-19 on their day-to-day businesses. Whether
a landlord, financial institution, investor, hotel owner, hotel operator, fund or tenant, we are here to help.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need any assistance, advice or guidance.