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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
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.
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