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
Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (“DMAT”) introduces caps on Developer Fees and Broker Fees and the Standard Form of Brokerage and Sub-Brokerage Agreements.
The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (“DPM”), previously known as DMAT, has set a cap of AED 5,000 on administrative fees which developers may charge on disposals. This cap, introduced in Decision No. 183 of 2017 of the Chairman of DMAT, was effective from 15 November 2017.
Decision No. 183 of 2017 also sets caps on broker commission fees, as follows:
DPM also published standard forms of brokerage agreements and sub-brokerage agreements. Use of these standard agreements is now compulsory, however, it is possible to include additional provisions.