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
The Saudi Ports Authority had on 9 March 2020 issued Circular No. 37 of 2020 containing the following mandatory orders:
(i) Save for the purposes of evacuation, delivery of goods, and trading – all sea voyages between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (the “KSA”) and any of the below countries shall cease:
(g) South Korea;
(h) Syria; and
(i) The United Arab Emirates
(collectively, the “Restricted States”).
(ii) Any person who was in any of the Restricted States within the 14 days immediately prior to his/her arrival in the KSA, shall be not be allowed to enter the KSA
(iii) No seafarer who was in any of the Restricted States within the 14 days immediately prior to his/her arrival in the KSA, shall be permitted to board or disembark from any ship that calls any KSA port.
(iv) No seafarer shall be permitted to board or disembark from any ship that was in any of the Restricted States within the 14 days immediately prior to her arrival in the KSA.