The Middle East is one of the most dynamic economies globally, and the region’s legal and regulatory landscape is constantly evolving to stimulate economic growth and align with international standards. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia (KSA) are leading the way in driving the legislative reform agenda across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and realizing their governments’ economic visions.

With this blog, we aim to provide you with insights and practical guidance on a range of key issues impacting your operations and transactions in the Middle East and hot topics relevant to your business and industry. We will also keep you abreast of ongoing legal and regulatory developments across the Gulf region.

Contributors to the blog are made up of partners and senior lawyers from our market leading Middle East team. This includes members of our Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah and Riyadh offices.

Baker McKenzie has been helping clients simplify and navigate the complexities of doing business in the Gulf region for over 40 years, offering a unique platform of local and international expertise, in English and Arabic. Our Middle East team is widely recognized in the market – recently voted “Banking & Finance Team of the Year” (2022), “Real Estate Team of the Year” (2020-2021), “Corporate Team of the Year” (2019-2020) and “Arbitration Team of the Year” (2020) at The Middle East Legal Awards.