Welcome to the Saudi Arabia focus edition of Law Update.
One of the key markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that continues to lead from the front is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). As the largest country in the Middle East and the 18th largest economy in the world, the progress KSA continues to make is underpinned by its Vision 2030 that envisions developing the country as an investment powerhouse and hub that ultimately connects Asia, Europe, and Africa. Given Saudi Arabia’s significance to the regional economy, our team of experts have prepared a range of pertinent articles that provide insights into new laws, regulations, and the legal landscape in the Kingdom.
This edition will provide you with an up-to-date guide on matters such as; the framework issued by the Saudi Central Bank on IT governance, the anti-corruption landscape under Vision 2030; we also provide practical tips for dispute avoidance. This is only a snapshot; there are many more articles within the KSA focus section for you to read, which we hope you will find valuable and enjoyable.Read the edition
April saw the appointment of Chris Appleby as the new Regional Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications at Al Tamimi & Company. Based in the Dubai office, Chris is a welcome addition to the team where he brings experience in a wide variety of transactions in a number of jurisdictions including Dubai, Qatar, Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand.
Chris qualified as a solicitor in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1991, and advises on information technology, telecommunications law and regulation, large-scale IT/telecoms infrastructure procurement, outsourcing, intellectual property and competitive tendering and contracting. Chris has experience in both private sector and government Technology, Media & Telecommunications work and has spent time on secondment as Senior Counsel at Vodafone Qatar and Dell Services in Qatar.