Saudi Arabia Announces USD 31.9 Billion Stimulus Package to Mitigate the Economic Crisis Caused by the COVID-19 Outbreak

The Saudi Arabian government has recently announced a SAR 120 billion (USD 31.9 billion) financial stimulus package to mitigate the economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Kingdom. This stimulus package is made up of SAR 70 billion (USD 18.6 billion) to support the private sector and central bank’s SAR 50 billion (USD 13.3…

COVID-19 Boosts the Uptake of Tele Health/Medicine in UAE – What are the Legal Implications?

The COVID-19 pandemic presents opportunities for the tele health/medicine sector to expand the concept of remote healthcare services through technology platforms in the Middle East and beyond. Recently, the United States Federal Government is to push for telemedicine as a care option during the COVID-19 pandemic. BSA’s healthcare legal/regulatory practice often engages with numerous clients…

Dubai Free Zones Council Announces a New Business Stimulus Package

Dubai Free Zones Council announced late yesterday a business stimulus package that complimented the previous packages announced by the UAE Government and the Emirate of Dubai. The package included deferral of rent payments for up to six months, reimbursement of guarantees and security deposits, facilitating financial payments through easy installments on a monthly basis, cancellation…

Property Law Amid COVID-19

Do landlords or tenants have any obligation to report the virus (to each other) under their lease? Commercial Properties Landlord’s Obligations – It is generally more common in a commercial circumstance for the landlord to own/manage the entire facility rather than just individual units. In this case should one of the units within a multiple…