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Lawyers in Dubai
15 May 2024

Patent & Design Updates from Saudi Arabia

Patent & Design Updates from Saudi Arabia In a bid to bolster its intellectual property landscape and enhance its position in the global innovation ecosystem, Saudi Arabia has taken significant strides by implementing crucial amendments to its Patent and Design Laws. The recent developments, including joining international initiatives such as…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
23 Feb 2024

Understanding Saudi Arabia’s Personal Data Protection Law

Understanding Saudi Arabia’s Personal Data Protection Law In an era where data is as valuable as gold, the introduction of the Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) by Saudi Arabia marks a significant milestone in the Middle East's approach to data privacy and security. Implemented through Royal Decree M/19 on September…

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Law Firms in Dubai
11 Jan 2024

Saudi Arabia’s Proposed New Zakat and Tax Procedures Law

Saudi Arabia’s Proposed New Zakat and Tax Procedures Law In a significant stride towards economic diversification and in line with its Vision 2030 initiative, Saudi Arabia is poised to enact substantial reforms to its income tax and zakat regulations. The proposed Draft Laws aim to create a more welcoming business…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
05 Mar 2022

KSA Data Protection Law and Recent Updates

KSA Data Protection Law and Recent Updates The Mid East's safety regulatory process is complex, and it generally is becoming fairly more so with the publication of Saudi Arabia's (KSA) Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL). Whereas the PDPL integrates the primary functionality of contemporary records safety laws, it mostly is…

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Financial Lawyers in UAE
02 Feb 2022

Evolution of Fintech in the Middle East

Evolution of Fintech in the Middle East “The major winners will be the financial services companies that embrace technology.” With a population of about 600 million people, the Middle East is one of the world's most diverse areas, covering three continents and 21 countries. It is a culturally, politically, and…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
01 Feb 2022

Enforcing Trademarks in Kingdom of KSA

Enforcing Trademarks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia “A great trademark is appropriate, dynamic, distinctive, memorable, and unique.”  – Primo Angeli Introduction Common law rights are not recognized under Saudi Arabian law. Trademark rights can only be obtained through registration. The only exception is well-known trademarks that are recognized as…

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Law Firms in Dubai
05 Dec 2021

Understanding censorship Across the GCC

Understanding Censorship Across the GCC Censorship is one method of the government to control media. Censorship is characterized as concealment or forbiddance of speech or composing that is considered subversive of the benefit of everyone. It happens in all manifestations of power in some degree, yet in present day times…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
06 Nov 2021

Family Law in GCC

Family Law in GCC A Family is formed by considering several factors like the social, political, and monetary. Similarly, there is a legal design in framing a family. In a net shell a family law covers two fundamental fields one is the relationship between spouses and the other is the…

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Data security Laws in UAE
19 Oct 2021

closer look at Electronic Privacy Laws in GCC

A closer look at Electronic Privacy Laws in the GCC The cooperation council for the Arab State of the Gulf is commonly known as Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). It is a regional, intergovernmental, political and economic union that consists of all Arab states of the Persian Gulf except Iraq. The…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
30 Sep 2021

Economic and Fraud Provisions in Middle East

Economic and Fraud Provisions in the Middle East “There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open…

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Lawyers in Dubai
25 Aug 2021

GCC VAT Agreement

GCC VAT Agreement Introduction Globally the VAT system has been around for a long time. However, for the most part, Arab countries have been operating tax-free in that respect. Over 160 countries around the world have adopted the indirect tax method to reduce the fiscal deficit and facilitate a steady…

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Lawyer Riyadh
18 Jun 2021

Why Should You Consider Hiring a Lawyer in Riyadh?

When it comes to your legal rights, you should never take them for granted. This is especially true in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where the law system can be quite complex or different from what you might be used to back home. To make sure that your rights are protected and…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
21 Apr 2021

Company set-up in the KSA

Company set-up in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Introduction: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is the Middle East's largest economy, with a history of oil production as its primary source of revenue. And it is one of the Arab countries that is a member of the G20.  It is…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
07 Apr 2021

New Anti-Commercial Concealment

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: New Anti-Commercial Concealment (veiling) provisions Introduction In August 2020, a new Anti-Commercial Concealment Law was introduced by Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers, which will be effective on the last week of January 2021. The law is introduced for the purpose of eliminating the shadow economy or…

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