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The foreign entities in Saudi Arabia are allowed to have 100% ownership in retail and wholesale trad

recently, Under the new economic situation nowadays in Saudi Arabia after the announcement of vision 2030 of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia granted the decision to allowing the foreign companies to invest and own 100% ownership in retail and wholesale trading sector.

Real Estate Update – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Greenfields projects create opportunities

February 2012 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Al Tamimi & Company.

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by Jeremy Scott -

Regulatory Overview Dealings with KSA real estate are principally carried out according to a well established and traditional process involving private negotiations followed by the participation of a regional government employee of Shari’ite qualifications (Notary Public) to complete the change of ownership.

Saudi Arabia's Competition Law

May 2005 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by A&L Goodbody.

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1.1 Introduction
Businesses in Saudi Arabia have until 21/5/1426 H / 28 June 2005 to comply with the provisions of the Competition Law enacted last year, notwithstanding that the Implementing Regulations have yet to be issued. This presents a clear challenge.

Nonetheless, with fines of up to Saudi Riyals five million (SR 5,000,000) for first-time violations of the Competition Law, its terms merit close attention and timely compliance. Businesses should adjust their practices to comply with the Competition Law at the earliest opportunity.