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
Further to our alert of 10 March 2019, we wish to remind you that your DIFC company is required to amend its Articles of Association by 12 November 2019, in accordance with the New DIFC Regime issued in November 2018.
As you may recall, the enactment of the new Companies Law (DIFC Law No. 5 of 2018), Operating Law (DIFC Law No. 7 of 2018), Companies Regulations and Operating Regulations (“New DIFC Regime”) has imposed an obligation upon your DIFC business to comply with numerous requirements, one of which is the alignment of your DIFC company articles with the New DIFC Regime.
Based on our discussion with the DIFC, each DIFC company should revise its articles to align them with the New DIFC Regime.
The following areas require particular attention when the articles are aligned with the New DIFC Regime:
Under the New DIFC Regime, your DIFC company can:
Our experience indicates, the completion of the New Articles takes at least a month, on average.
Apart from the time required to prepare the documents and secure signatures, when assessing the time required to register the New Articles, you should take account of the fact the DIFC team require time to review and process each application, which impacts the timing of the process.
It is important to start the New Articles implementation process as soon as possible as failing to adopt the New Articles may result in the DIFC imposing a penalty of USD 15,000.
Our team of experts will be delighted to assist you by: