Our first edition of 2022 focuses on Healthcare and Life Sciences. It is a sector that will once again have the spotlight on it this year as we continue to tackle COVID-19 and its subsequent variants. While the pandemic continues to challenge the sector, governments across the region forge ahead with their plans to expand and upgrade healthcare systems and develop robust world-class healthcare infrastructure.
For the region, healthcare is a vital pillar in diversifying its economies, both locally and as medical tourism hubs. To underpin this, healthcare authorities across the region continue to implement frameworks and regulations that provide structure and accountability.
In this edition, you have unique access to great insights and expert commentary on a number of pertinent healthcare regulatory developments. You will find a topical mix of articles; for example, our lawyers discuss vaccines and returning to work during the pandemic. They take you through several other areas, including stem cell research in Bahrain, clinical research laws in Egypt, and Saudi medical device and pharmaceutical laws.Take a read of the edition
Further to our recent alerts, by 25 October 2020, all entities who fall under the scope of Cabinet Resolution No. 58 of 2020 on the regulation of the Procedures of the Real Beneficiary (“Resolution 58”), must provide their respective commercial registrars with details of their Real Beneficiaries and the Partners/ Shareholders, as per the registers they are required to prepare and maintain.
You should keep in mind that, apart from Abu Dhabi Global Market, Dubai International Financial Centre, wholly Federal or local government owned (or their wholly-owned subsidiaries or branches) or UAE securities market listed entities, all UAE entities fall under the scope of Resolution 58.
We recommend that you prepare the Real Beneficiaries, Partners / Shareholder and Directors registers at your earliest opportunity.
Although some authorities may need more time to start accepting the relevant information than the 25th October deadline, this remains the statutory deadline for the businesses to meet.
As far as sanctions for non-compliance with the Real Beneficiaries regime are concerned, the Cabinet shall issue a list of penalties, based on the proposal submitted by the Minister of Finance.
We would be delighted to advise if your entity is subject to this regime and, if so, help you identify your Real Beneficiaries and prepare the Real Beneficiaries, Partners / Shareholders, Directors registers required under Resolution 58 (in Arabic / English, as the case may be).