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
Although Law No. 30 of 2018 promulgating the Personal Data Protection Law (“PDPL”) came into force on 1 August 2019 not all provisions of the PDPL actually became effective from that date. This is because under the resolution issuing the PDPL, it is provided that Board of Directors of the Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”), will issue the necessary decisions for the implementation of the provisions of the PDPL.
However, the Authority did not appear to have been established.
This has now been addressed by the publication of Decree No. 78 of 2019 Determining the Administrative Body entrusted with the tasks and Competences of Personal Data Protection Authority which provides:
This does not mean that the PDPL is now fully effective, as various implementing regulations, rules and procedures still need to be issued, including:
What has happened is that it is now certain who has responsibility for implementing the law and it is clear that the necessary steps are being taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain to do this.
Al Tamimi’s specialist TMT lawyers and members of our Bahrain office can assist you with the necessary steps you need to take to comply with the new law. For more details on our offering and how we can assist you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.