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
On Thursday 26 February 2020, the UAE’s Federal Transport Authority (the “FTA”) issued Circular No. 2 of 2020 concerning measures against the coronavirus threat. Pertinently, the circular states that:
A day earlier on 25 February 2020, Kuwait’s Ministry of Communications published Circular No. 3 of 2020 entitled “NOVEL CORONAVIRUS ALERT”. This circular instructs that all Kuwaiti sea ports are:
Please get in touch if you require legal advice. Our team of lawyers in 17 offices across nine countries in the Middle East would be available to assist.Kuwait had also earlier in the same week made similar prohibitions on arrivals of ships and persons from Iran. Government and port authorities in the Middle East have recently been issuing directives to combat the spread of the coronavirus via official circulars and the general media, and we expect this trend to continue. We therefore recommend members of the maritime community to stay in touch with various information platforms and their agents.