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
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (“DMCC”) has issued new Companies Regulations 2020 (“New Regulations”), along with Employment Rules, Licensing Rules, Officers Rules, Community Regulations and Health, Safety And Environment Regulations which came into effect on 2 January 2020.
The New Regulations require existing DMCC companies to undertake certain actions in order to comply whilst offering them new opportunities for their company structure. The New Regulations also make DMCC even more appealing to small and medium-sized private companies or investors.
The New Regulations replace the DMCC Company Regulations 2003 and rules and regulations issued thereunder (“2003 Regulations”).
There are a number of significant differences between the New Regulations and the 2003 Regulations. The New Regulations:
The New Regulations apply to all entities currently operating in the DMCC and are of particular interest to those who wish to take advantage of the introductions made in order to re-examine the structure of their companies, as well as those who are considering operating in the Free Zone. These include small and medium-sized private companies or investors currently exploring the option of operating in DMCC.
DMCC mandatorily requires existing companies to undertake the following actions in order to comply with the New Regulations:
Our team would be delighted to assist you with the below: