The first Law Update of 2024 is here, and our first focus of the year spotlights Healthcare and Lifesciences, a sector that is undergoing significant growth and development across the MENA region.
Our focus provides an insight into some of the most important regulatory updates across the region, such as the UAE’s groundbreaking law on the use of human genome, Kuwait’s resolution on nuclear and radioactive materials, the new regulations for healthcare services in Qatar, Egypt’s healthcare regulatory framework, and the impact of the Saudi Civil Transactions Law on the healthcare and life sciences sector … and there is so much more!
Beyond the healthcare pages our lawyers share with you multi-sector insights where you will discover articles on Dubai’s DIFC regulatory framework for startups, Bahrain’s commercial agencies law, and we also shed light on Kuwaiti civil code and the advantages of setting up a joint stock company in Saudi Arabia.Read the full 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: