Introduction to Company Acquisitions in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Overview The article examines the material legal process involved when undertaking a corporate acquisition transaction in Saudi Arabia (Acquisition Transaction). The general process an Acquisition Transaction undergoes shares several similarities with similar types of transactions in other jurisdictions. Notwithstanding, the prevalent regulations and overriding legal system unique to KSA must be taken into consideration and…

UAE Corporate Law: A shifting Landscape

It all started when Federal Law No.2 of 2015 was enacted, amending the legal regime that governs local and foreign companies under Federal Law No.4 of 1984. These changes have impacted on several corporate practices including the governance of private and public companies, their legal structure, dissolution, liquidation, mergers and acquisitions, and applicable penalties. As…

Joint Property Development Agreement

Introduction Real property development in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) is often undertaken on a joint venture basis. The reasons are not dissimilar to other jurisdictions, and include the sharing of risk, specific development expertise, ownership restrictions of the real property and the increase in public private partnerships. It is vital that the joint development…

Down With The Details

Earlier this year Saudi Arabia issued a historic new Bankruptcy Law (Saudi Arabia Royal Decree No. M5/1439 and Saudi Arabia Cabinet Decision No. 264/1439), the Kingdom’s Council of Ministers has adopted the new law’s Implementing Regulations in Saudi Arabia Cabinet Decision No. 622/1439 which was published in the Official Gazette, Issue 4744 on September 4,…

The Legal 500: 2nd Edition Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative Guide

Michael Kortbawi and Raghad Hammad contribute to the UAE Chapter of  The Legal 500: 2nd Edition Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative Guide. This country-specific Q&A gives a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of insurance & reinsurance law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It addresses topics such as contract regulation, licensing, penalties, policyholder protection, alternative dispute resolution as well as personal insight and opinion…