KSA – The Premier Hub for Startups in MENA by 2030

Context One of the key strategic aims of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is to shift its oil-dependent economy to a knowledge-based economy. This multifaceted endeavor involves an extensive web of interweaving projects, initiatives and funds geared towards achieving this ambitious and important aim. Vision 2030 has identified the proliferation and success of small and medium…

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…

Share and Share Alike

Rima Mrad of BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP looks at the potential impact of the new Foreign Direct Investment law on existing shareholding arrangements in companies. The enactment of the ground-breaking Federal Decree Law No. 19/2018 on foreign direct investments towards the end of 2018 was a clear indication of the UAE’s continuing…

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…