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
In 2016, a Saudi national holding a PhD. in laboratory medicine filed an application with the Kuwaiti Medical Licensing Department for a license to open a private medical centre in Kuwait. His application was denied on the basis that he did not meet the condition that the license applicant be a Kuwaiti doctor, as set out under a Ministerial Decision that sets out the requirements and conditions for healthcare facilities.
The Saudi national argued to the courts that the ministerial decision was contrary to Kuwaiti law and the relevant GCC agreements that provide for equality of treatment for GCC citizens, without distinction or discrimination, in several fields, including work in private and government jobs, engagement in professions and crafts and engagement in economic, investment and service activities. The Kuwait Court of Cassation agreed that domestic laws restricting the practice of certain professions, such as medicine, to their own citizens, excluding other GCC nationals, must be disregarded.
Al Tamimi’s Healthcare Practice operates in each jurisdiction across the region. Our specialist healthcare lawyers in our Kuwait office can assist you with the necessary steps to open a healthcare facility in Kuwait. For more details on our offering and how we can assist you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.