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…

Do You Have Insurance Coverage for Coronavirus-Related Interruption to Your Business?

The recent emergence and rapid spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus has resulted in unprecedented disruptions to virtually all aspects of global and locally based commerce, as well as almost everyone’s normal routines. While we collectively and individually should now focus on protecting our personal, family, and greater community health and safety in this emergent…

Coronavirus Outbreak – Impact on Regional (Re)insurance & Coverage Issues

World Health Organisation (WHO) have officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. BSA have already received several instructions regarding coverage advice related to matters arising from the coronavirus. While all efforts are being made by the WHO and Governments around the world to contain the coronavirus and look to develop a vaccine, world business and trade…

UAE Insurance Authority Issues Circular on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Circular No. (3) of 2020 on Precautionary and Preventive Measures to Maintain Public Safety, Health and Prevent Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) (“COVID-19 Circular”), addressed to all insurance companies and insurance-related professions operating in the UAE, provides guidance from the Insurance Authority on precautionary and preventive measures to maintain public health in the workplace and ensure…

New Mandated Health Insurance Law in Oman

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) in Oman, the financial regulator, has released the new mandated medical insurance Law, Unified Health Insurance Policy and the Health Insurance Rules under Decision No.78/2019 through Resolution No 34/2019 – For the Issue of Unified Healthcare Insurance Policy Form. The Health insurance market embraces itself for another mandated health insurance…

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP are Expanding at a Rapid Rate with Promotions and Strategic Additions Across the Firm

Promotions Arsalan Tariq has been named Partner at BSA Al Rashdi & Al Barwani Advocates and legal consultants. Practicing since 2009, Arsalan specializes in Islamic and conventional finance, bilateral and syndicated project finance, acquisition finance, Islamic product development, cross-border financing and financial restructuring. Arsalan will continue working from BSA’s DIFC office in Dubai, attending events…

Radical Change for the Life Insurance Market

  The United Arab Emirates’ life insurance market is set for radical change in 2020 with the implementation of the “New Life Insurance and Family Takaful Regulations” [1]. The United Arab Emirates Insurance Authority (“IA”) promulgated Decision No. (49) of 2019 Concerning Instructions for Life Insurance and Family Takaful Insurance (the “Regulations”), which has wide…

The UAE’s New Regulation on Medical Liability and Its Impact on the Health System

“Long and healthy lives” – This is the United Arab Emirates (‘UAE’) Government’s strategy set up by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (the ‘MoHAP’) to reinforce the country’s health system and the efficiency of medical services. The Government intends, through its UAE Vision 2021, to provide equitable access to world-class medical care whilst actively…