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We are excited to share the latest edition of the Law Update, beautifully and appropriately titled “Sustainable Horizons: The Saudi Arabian Vision.” Giving special honor to the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, this update focuses on a collection of both informative and inspiring articles.
For those in construction, you can learn about how the tendering environment impacts risk-pricing for contractors, the updates on the legal framework of the construction industry and how contractors can protect themselves against financial difficulties.
There is good news too from the kingdom’s banking sector, from which the practice of “Open Banking” is being pushed for! But what is open banking? We’re answering that too.
Also . . . Are there any women trail blazers in Saudi Arabia you can name? We’ll help you with that. We cover how the Middle East has been making strides in empowering women in the entrepreneurial space,most notably in STEM fields.Read the full edition
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.
Until such time the new articles are adopted, the existing articles of your company will continue to be valid to the extent that they do not conflict with the New DIFC Regime.
The following areas require particular attention when the articles re aligned with the New DIFC Regime:
Under the New DIFC Regime, your DIFC company can:
Although under the New DIFC Regime companies have until 12 November 2019 to revise the articles, the completion of the New Articles takes at least a month, on average.
In addition to Ramadan, summer time, the time required to prepare the documents and secure signatures, the DIFC have been busy accepting numerous submissions under the New DIFC Regime, which has caused some delays in their processing the New Articles submissions.
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:
If you require any assistance in this regard, please let us know and we will be happy to provide our support.
Partner, Corporate Structuring
Noff Al Khafaji
Senior Associate, Corporate Structuring
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