Our first edition of 2022 focuses on Healthcare and Life Sciences. It is a sector that will once again have the spotlight on it this year as we continue to tackle COVID-19 and its subsequent variants. While the pandemic continues to challenge the sector, governments across the region forge ahead with their plans to expand and upgrade healthcare systems and develop robust world-class healthcare infrastructure.
For the region, healthcare is a vital pillar in diversifying its economies, both locally and as medical tourism hubs. To underpin this, healthcare authorities across the region continue to implement frameworks and regulations that provide structure and accountability.
In this edition, you have unique access to great insights and expert commentary on a number of pertinent healthcare regulatory developments. You will find a topical mix of articles; for example, our lawyers discuss vaccines and returning to work during the pandemic. They take you through several other areas, including stem cell research in Bahrain, clinical research laws in Egypt, and Saudi medical device and pharmaceutical laws.Take a read of the edition
Thomson Reuters announced today that the region’s largest law firm, Al Tamimi & Company (“Al Tamimi”), has joined the Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME (“ASME”) platform as a provider of tailored legal services to SMEs throughout the MENA region (http://acceleratesme.com).
ASME serves as the only digital gateway to the SME ecosystem in the MENA region, and supports SMEs and entrepreneurs by leveraging its capability to partner with the region’s most powerful financial solutions, service and workflow providers to offer business owners the end-to-end resources needed for them to grow.
Registered Accelerate SME community members can now apply exclusively for Al Tamimi’s tailored legal packages at significantly discounted rates, which are tailored to those looking for legal support to start and run a business, legal support to build and run an e-commerce business, and legal support for those with an innovation driven business. This partnership demonstrates Al Tamimi’s commitment to empower the growing pool of entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs throughout the region.
“All aspiring entrepreneurs and SMEs need sound legal support but they often also need a helping hand to understand the type of support they require” said Nadim Najjar, Managing Director, MENA Thomson Reuters. “We are very proud to join forces with Al Tamimi who through their Startup Support Program work closely with their SME clients to understand and service their needs with preferential rates for Accelerate SME members. Their strong regional footprint positions them well to provide their expert and comprehensive legal experience to the SME sector.”
“At Al Tamimi, we recognize the importance of supporting the growing pool of entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs in the region. Our part in the entrepreneurial ecosystem consists of providing legal advice, mentoring, training and sharing knowledge to ensure entrepreneurs and their businesses have a clear understanding of how to navigate the legal landscape, and have the tools they need to succeed,” said Foutoun Hajjar, Partner and Chair of Al Tamimi’s Innovation Group. “We are delighted to be part of the ASME platform, as this presents an exciting opportunity to share and leverage our experience as a full-service law firm in supporting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs that hope to grow into key players in regional commerce.”