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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
To minimize the rapid spreading of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Egypt, the Ministry of Justice issued a statement on the 15th of March, to postpone all hearings before all courts that were scheduled to take place this week and next week. The statement was issued clarifying that the postponed hearings will not be stricken-off, but merely postponed to preserve public health and safety.
On its part, the Court of Cassation also issued statement verifying the postponing all civil and criminal hearings scheduled before the Court of Cassation from Monday, 16th of March 2020 until 30th of March 2020.
Furthermore, the Chief Justice of the Council of State issued Decree No. 206 of 2020 today, postponing all administrative court and commissions’ hearings scheduled before the Council of State in Egypt effective Monday, the 16th of March 2020, until end of Saturday, 28th of March 2020. As an exception, the Council of State shall continue to hear Summary Proceedings and other urgent matters as per its discretionary power.
It is worth mentioning that all the above decisions entail that the regulatory administrative work by the court officials shall continue to operate normally during the upcoming period.
Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution – Egypt
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