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 its continuous efforts to encourage investment and support the economy in the Emirate, the Government of Abu Dhabi have launched a total of 16 initiatives under “Ghadan 21” which may substantially benefit SMEs, current investors and startups. Although these initiatives have been published by way of announcement rather than law or decree, the announcement stated that these initiatives will be enforced with immediate effect.
Also included are water and electricity subsidies for citizens, and commercial and industrial activities, as well as all exemption of vehicles from road tolls until the end of 2020.
According to the announcement, these initiatives are as follows:
These exemptions are valid until the end of 2020.
Given that the announcement was published on 16 March 2020, the mechanism through which these initiatives will be implemented is still unclear. Furthermore, it is also unclear whether or not a law or decree will follow to provide further details on the implementation requirements of these initiatives.