Commentary | Al Suwaidi & Company

Middle East Regional Insight

Key trends and recent developments in the UAE business and legal landscape suggest continued growth in commercial opportunities for investors and corporates looking to enter and expand in the UAE. In 2018, the UAE Cabinet passed a landmark decision allowing 100% foreign ownership of companies onshore. This marks a major change from the current regime, …

Commentary | Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners

Middle East Regional Insight

As part of its effort to diversify its economy away from a reliance on petroleum, the State of Qatar has initiated numerous market liberalisation programmes to make foreign investment into the country more attractive. While these programmes were at various stages of implementation, the imposition of the blockade by some neighbouring countries has ultimately driven …

Commentary | Qudah Law Firm

Middle East Regional Insight

MACRO-ECONOMY Jordan is a small-sized country that has emerged as the “business capital of the Levant”. The free market economy of Jordan has grown 7% annually since 1999. Due to the implementation of liberal economic policies, Jordan has become one of the most competitive Middle Eastern economies. Jordan boasts a modern and developed banking system …

Commentary | Sabeti & Khatami

Middle East Regional Insight

Iran is situated at the geographic nexus of the Middle East, Levant, Russia, Central Asia and Indian subcontinent. It connects the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf, and lies on the ancient and modern route from the Mediterranean to the subcontinent and China. It shares land borders with Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and …

Commentary | Hassan Radhi & Associates

Middle East Regional Insight

Since its inception in 2006, the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has relentlessly worked towards maintaining the monetary and financial stability in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The CBB facilitates market innovation and encourages the use of training and technology to enhance the competitiveness in Bahrain’s financial sector. One of the key recent developments in the …