The final Law Update of 2022 is here, and it’s packed full of articles. The double edition features two focus areas, first is a spotlight on Energy and Resources and second we feature a collection of articles on Transport and Logistics. The developments occurring in these sectors in the MENA region are unprecedented and our lawyers cover vast themes for you.
The Energy and Resources focus features topics such as diversifying energy resources, solar PV, mining in the Middle East, renewable energy and green hydrogen. From a transport perspective, we draw attention to the Bahrain metro project, discuss the challenges and remedies associated with the repossession of an aircraft, and there is advice on what to consider should a party vary the terms of a shipping contract.
This edition navigates you through updates from across jurisdictions such as, Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, and the UAE. Each article is timely and provides insights into legal issues and cases that are affecting these sectors across the region.Read the full edition
The DIFC has announced the establishment of a Family Business and Private Wealth Centre to act as a hub for global and regional family-owned businesses, UHNWIs and private wealth. To be officially launched on 1 September 2022 the centre’s offering will provide a range of services to family owned businesses to assist them in all aspects of their legacy and succession planning; from advisory and education services to networking events, the centre will capitalise upon and further develop the DIFC’s position as the region’s leading centre for private wealth.
The initiative aligns with the UAE Government’s commitment to support UAE family business and to provide the legislative and regulatory tools necessary to ensure the continued success of the private sector, as it is integral to the health of the wider UAE economy.
Owners of the family business in the UAE and the wider region face a unique set of challenges in ensuring that the concentration of private wealth is stewarded successfully and the additional support that the Family Business and Private Wealth Centre will provide to owners and their families will greatly enhance the ability for owners to overcome such challenges.
Commenting on the new initiative, Essam Al Tamimi, Chairman of Al Tamimi & Company, said:
Al Tamimi & Company’s Family Business practice works regularly with the DIFC in ensuring that the legal tools and legislative flexibility that it provides are employed by families in the region to the optimal extent. For over a decade our market leading team have advised families on the best means on ensuring business continuity and succession planning, increasingly through the utilisation of trusts, foundations and corporate structures in the DIFC; the flexibility of such arrangements being key in providing the bespoke solutions that our clients require. At any stage in a family owner’s thought process we provide sensitive and practical advice in ensuring that an owner’s future legacy is secured.