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
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.