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
On Tuesday 24th of April, we held our first bespoke KSA Vision 2030 focused event, which was also our largest and most successful event in Saudi Arabia to date. Entitled ‘Foreign Investment in KSA: The Road to Vision 2030’ the half-day event provided a forum for a number of high profile industry experts to share their knowledge and views on important topics such as foreign investment, the future of privatisation and PPPs, establishing business and the prevention of cybercrime in the Kingdom. With the overarching theme throughout being Vision 2030.
Our Senior Partner and Founder, Essam Al Tamimi, welcomed over 150 guests, which included a large number of local and international business representatives, government officials and key media outlets. Our first panel which addressed Foreign Investment in KSA, included guest speakers Khalid Abdullah Al Hussan, CEO of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), Ibrahim Suwail, Deputy Governor of Investor Services at SAGIA and Dr. Ahmed Khattan, Deputy Minister of Labour Policy for the Ministry of Labour. Moderated by John Sfakianakis, Director of Economic Research for the Gulf Research Center the session presented a number of differing and captivating views and points of discussion.
Later panels sessions included special guest speakers Laurent Viviez and Ashish Singhal from AT Kearney and Dr Saleh Shoaib, Corporate Affairs Manager from Microsoft, covering the very interesting topics of doing business in KSA and the issue of cybersecurity and financial cybercrime in the Kingdom.
Throughout the event, our Al Tamimi lawyers; Grahame Nelson, Partner, Head of Office – Riyadh, Hesham Al Homoud, Partner, Head of Corporate Structuring – KSA, Rakesh Bassi, Head of Office – Jeddah and Nick O’Connell, Partner, Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications – KSA participated in the discussions.
The event was a great success and provided a platform to gather key stakeholders and decision makers to share insights and address the most pressing topics.