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  • Legal Update: Bahrain Law of Civil and Commercial Execution

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainServices: Legal
    On the 16th of September 2021, Legislative decree No. 22 of 2021, promulgating the Law of Civil and Commercial Execution (the “New Execution Law”), was issued.
  • Amendment to Legislative Decree 30 of 2009 with respect to the Bahrain Chamber for Economic, Financial and Investment Dispute Resolution

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainServices: Legal
    The Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (the “BCDR”) has extended its ongoing efforts in enhancing the efficiency of Bahrain’s judicial system through introducing a new Legislative Decree 26 of 2021 amending certain provisions of Legislative Decree 30 of 2009 with respect to the Bahrain Chamber for Economic, Financial and Investment Dispute Resolution (the “Amendment”).
  • 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.
  • Bahrain Update: The Data Protection Authority issues draft decisions with respect to the Personal Data Protection Law

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainIndustries: Information TechnologyServices: Legal
    The Data Protection Authority issues draft decisions with respect to the Personal Data Protection Law
  • An overview of the insolvency regime in Bahrain

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainServices: Legal
    The Insolvency Law (Law No. 22 of 2018) and the Central Bank of Bahrain (‘CBB’) and Financial Institutions Law (Law No. 64 of 2006, as amended) (‘CBB Law’) are the primary pieces of legislation under which insolvency or analogous proceedings to which a company incorporated under the Companies Law (Law No. 21 of 2001, as amended) can be subject to in the Kingdom of Bahrain (‘Bahrain’).
  • Tax Update: Oman approves the implementation of VAT - effective from 16 April 2021

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesBahrain...Services: TaxLegal
    Following the issuance of Royal Decree No. 121/2020, Oman published its new VAT Law in the Official Gazette on 18 October 2020 (“Oman VAT Law”). VAT will be imposed in Oman at the standard rate of 5% in accordance with the unified GCC VAT Agreement effective from 16 April 2021, making Oman the fourth GCC country to implement VAT after the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”) and Bahrain.
  • 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 Bahrain country report summary

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainIndustries: All
    2019 Bahrain country report summary

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