As a firm we have a strong commitment to our corporate sustainability principles, and this year we joined the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative dedicated to promoting responsible business practices and advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our goals include Education, gender equality, climate action, justice for all, and sustainable partnerships. You can learn about our actions plans and targets, here.
In this edition, we feature an entire section dedicated to COP28 where we share insights and intelligence through conversations we have had with leading experts from across the region. This includes articles and podcasts that delve into the most pertinent topics, such as COP28’s call to action for corporates, ESG reporting, and the UAE’s Net Zero vision.
Beyond the focus on Energy and Climate we feature articles covering important updates that look into a variety of areas, such as UAE consumer protection law, an overview of the Federal Civil Family Law for Non-Muslim Foreigners in the UAE, and from Kuwait we discuss the management of companies. As always, in our final section we continue to share with you real life judgements that provide context to the legal landscape in the region.Read the full edition
Babul Parikh - Head of Country - Saudi Arabia - Corporate / Mergers and Acquisitions
We are very pleased to share with you the following special Law Update on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (‘KSA’).
Last year proved to be another year of continuing success and expansion for Al Tamimi & Company in the Kingdom, with a number of new staff joining our Saudi offices, including: new Head of KSA, Babul Parikh; General Manager, Mike Wakefield; and HR Specialist, Hanine Saab. In addition, we welcomed the promotion of three new partners, Emad Salameh – Litigation and Legislative Drafting; Bandar Al Hamidani – Corporate Commercial and Sports & Events Management; and Dr. Ahmed Basrawi – Litigation and Arbitration.
We repeated our success of 2017 by being named KSA Law Firm of the Year 2018 in The Oath Middle East Legal Awards. Other significant achievements include:
We were honoured to be appointed to the prestigious legal panels of the National Centre for Privatization and the Red Sea Development Company as well as the international panel of law firms of the Ministry of Finance.
The Saudi Arabian Government’s Vision 2030 reform agenda continues to gather momentum, with frequent announcements regarding social and legislative reforms, new large scale giga-projects, high value tenders and world class events which are all helping to maintain an increasingly busy news cycle.
The last 12 months have also seen the introduction of a number of new laws which have had a significant impact on the regulatory landscape and which include:
In addition, socially significant steps have occurred in line with the Government’s Vision 2030 agenda. For example, over the last 12 months we have seen a number of ‘firsts’ as highlighted below:
The following feature on Saudi Arabia touches on a number of current key issues.
We hope you will find our Focus KSA interesting and informative. For further information about any of the highlighted topics, or anything else KSA related, please do not hesitate to contact any of our KSA Al Tamimi & Company team directly.