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  • Qatar’s Moveable Assets Security Law

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: QatarServices: Legal
    Decision No.1 of the QCB Governor on the procedures for regulating the moveable assets security register (the “Regulations”) was issued on the 19th of April 2022 and is now effective. The Regulations have been issued pursuant to Article 6 of Law No. 6 of 2021 (the “Moveable Assets Security Law”) and represents a shift to an electronic system for the registration of security over moveable assets.
  • Two new Circulars issued by the Qatari Ministry of Commerce and Industry

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: QatarServices: Legal
    The Qatari Ministry of Commerce and Industry has recently issued two new Circulars covering certain procedural aspects relating to public and private shareholding companies. Both Circulars were by the Head of the Companies Affairs Department on 1 February 2022.
  • Legal Update: Qatar Central Bank Issues the Payment Services Regulations

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: QatarIndustries: Banking & FinanceInformation TechnologyServices: Legal
    Qatar Central Bank (“QCB”) has issued Circular No. 23 of 2021 pursuant to which it has issued the Payment Services Regulations (“Payment Services Regulations”). The Payment Services Regulations came into force on 15 September 2021.
  • Webinar Invitation: Hidden Risks in Qatar Construction Contracts – why practices elsewhere might not work in Qatar

    Content Types: EventRegions & Countries: QatarServices: Legal
    The Construction Webinar series is back for 2022!
  • 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.
  • This week's green shoots: How is MENA managing divergent recoveries?

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesQatar...Industries: Banking & FinanceMedical & HealthServices: Investment Promotion
    We invite you to read as we look beyond the pandemic with the updated issue of “MENA Post-COVID: Green Shoots & Recovery”.
  • 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.
  • 2019 Qatar country report summary

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: QatarIndustries: All
    2019 Qatar country report summary
  • The Qatari Court upholds the fast-track procedures for enforcing mortgages in Qatar

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: QatarServices: Legal
    In January 2019 the Qatari Civil Court of First Instance issued an interesting judgment in relation to the enforcement of possessive mortgages in which it confirmed a very important principle related to the recognition of the expeditious enforcement of possessive mortgages.

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