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  • Bahrain family business: a solution in trusts

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainServices: Legal
    Unlike in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain’s personal status law is uncodified, and the Sharia courts are responsible for applying the Islamic principles of inheritance on a case by case basis. This means that when a senior member of a family business passes away, family members who disagree on matters of succession, find themselves embroiled in lengthy and costly court proceedings.
  • Compliance with Economic Substance Rules

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainServices: Legal
    The Central Bank of Bahrain (‘CBB’) issued Directive No. OG/499/2018 concerning the economic substance requirements for certain financial institutions (defined as the ‘Relevant Entities’ below) in the Kingdom of Bahrain (‘Bahrain’) that came into force on 1 January 2019 (‘Economic Substance Directive’) pursuant to Article 38 of the CBB and Financial Institutions Law No. 64 of 2006 (‘CBB Law’).
  • 2019 Review: Employment in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainSaudi ArabiaServices: Employment & Immigration
    Developments in 2019 suggest that the regulation of work and the employment relationship will continue to be an area of focus as the Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain move into a new decade and compete regionally and internationally for foreign investment and talent.
  • How Does Bahrain’s New Personal Data Protection Law Impact Patient Privacy?

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainIndustries: Information TechnologyServices: Legal
    How patient data is processed in the Kingdom of Bahrain has been altered by Law No. 30 of 2018 promulgating the Personal Data Protection Law (‘PDPL’), which came into effect on 1, August 2019.
  • The Legal Landscape for Commercial Agencies in Bahrain

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainServices: Legal
    The remarkable growth of the Bahraini economy has resulted in the creation of a significant market and an increased demand for worldwide recognised brands to be imported into the country.
  • Airbus showcases state-of-the-art technology in Bahrain

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainFranceIndustries: Aviation
    Airbus is showcasing their diverse portfolio of mission-critical offerings at the 2nd edition of Bahrain International Defense Exhibition & Conference. Being held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and endorsed by the Bahrain Defense Force.
  • Education Bahrain: A Round-up of some Key Developments in the Kingdom

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainIndustries: Education
    A century has elapsed since Al Hidayiah Al Khalifiya first opened its doors to Bahraini pupils. Since 1919, the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain has consistently demonstrated its commitment towards the development of the educational sector, and this forward thinking approach continues to be demonstrated today.
  • Bahrain’s new Personal Data Protection Law comes into effect this week – are you ready?

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainIndustries: Information TechnologyServices: Legal
    Law No. (30) of 2018 promulgating the Personal Data Protection Law (“PDPL”) comes into force on Thursday, 1 August. This means that companies with a place of business in the Kingdom of Bahrain (and companies who process data using means available in the Kingdom) who process personal data need to start complying with the PDPL now.
  • Recent Developments in Real Estate in Bahrain

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainIndustries: Real Estate & Construction
    It has been a busy year for the real estate sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain as there have been numerous changes to the sector’s regulatory framework, in addition to the development of new innovative technologies.
  • Q1 2019 MENA Outlook Extended Outline

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesBahrain...Industries: Minerals & ResourcesOil & Gas...
    Our quarterly regional theme to be published in full on 20 December analyses trade and investment relations between the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and Turkey. It highlights the inroads Turkey has been making into MENA economically since 2002, while also noting recent rifts between the two sides.

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