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  • Pandemic accelerates digital push

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesBahrain...Industries: Banking & FinanceMedical & Health...
    The COVID-19 pandemic has catalysed diversification throughout the GCC on an unprecedented scale. This is an extremely welcome development. Indeed, COVID-19 has exposed the region’s digital laggards, prompting governments to place digitalisation at the core of their national strategies as a means of survival.
  • Legal Update: KSA Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority new regulations

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesBahrain...Industries: Commodities & Trade Services: TaxLegal
    The KSA Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority has on 2 July 2021 issued an immediately effective new decision No. 3852 (the “Decision”) setting new customs regulations. The Decision relates to GCC countries only.
  • TMT Update: Recent European Court of Justice decision could affect personal data processing activities in the GCC

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: EuropeUnited Arab Emirates...Industries: Information TechnologyServices: Legal
    The European Court of Justice’s recent “Schrems II” decision (case C-311/18) has attracted a lot of attention in data protection circles. One of the key outcomes of the decision is that it removes one of the grounds upon which European entities could legitimately transfer personal data to certain entities in the United States.
  • Italy bans entry from 13 countries

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: ArmeniaBosnia & Herzegovina...Industries: Medical & HealthServices: Employment & Immigration
    Starting from July 9 and at least until July 14, entry into Italy from one of the following countries is absolutely not allowed: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic. Individuals who have travelled or stayed in one of these countries in the 14 days preceding the intended entry date in Italy are banned from entering the country.
  • 2019 Kuwait country report summary

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: KuwaitIndustries: All
    2019 Kuwait country report summary
  • Banking & Finance – Legal Update

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesKuwaitIndustries: Banking & FinanceServices: Legal
    The SCA regulation on Suitability has now been gazetted and becomes effective 29 March 2020.
  • UAE and Kuwaiti Authorities Issue Circulars Concerning Measures Against COVID-19

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesKuwaitIndustries: Medical & Health
    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.
  • Kuwait’s New Pharmaceutical Registration Guidelines

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: KuwaitIndustries: Pharma/BiotechMedical & HealthServices: Legal
    In January 2020, Kuwait’s Ministry of Health (“MOH”) issued Ministerial Decree No. 361 of 2019 (“Decree”) regarding the registration of pharmaceuticals. The Decree supplements the pharmacy laws and provides an update to the various MOH decrees regarding the registration of pharmaceutical products.
  • Foreign Insurance Branches in Kuwait

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: KuwaitIndustries: InsuranceServices: Legal
    In General, Law No. 68 of 1980 of Kuwait (the ‘Commercial Law’) states that a foreign entity cannot conduct business activities in Kuwait except through the use of a Kuwaiti agent or by participating in the ownership of a separate Kuwaiti legal entity.
  • GCC nationals may open clinics in Kuwait – says Kuwait Court

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: KuwaitIndustries: Medical & HealthServices: Legal
    In 2016, a Saudi national holding a PhD. in laboratory medicine filed an application with the Kuwaiti Medical Licensing Department for a license to open a private medical centre in Kuwait.

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