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Comprehensive solutions to a wide range of issues

Regulatory & Government Affairs

Our Regulatory and Government Affairs practice benefits from our involvement in many of the region’s most significant legal reforms. As our clients’ operations grow, the associated risks and applicable regulations governing such operations can become increasingly complex. Our in-depth understanding of national legal and political environments, combined, if necessary, with inclusive pan-regional jurisdictional strategies—can guide through the complexity.

Our team advises clients on compliance with laws and regulations in the member-states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, counsels sovereigns on necessary law reforms, advises on treaty negotiations involving trade, taxation and investment, builds and implements lobbying strategies on ongoing regulatory and legislative developments, and represents sovereigns and state-owned entities in litigations and proceedings arising from issues of public international law.

The integration of our other practices with the Regulatory and Government Affairs enables us to offer comprehensive solutions to clients on a wide range of issues.

Representative matters for our lawyers include advising:

The Government of Kuwait on the drafting of the new Kuwait Companies Law

The Kuwait Capital Markets Authority on the drafting of the regulations regarding Bonds, Sukuk and Preference Shares

The Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority on the development of the Kuwait Special Economic Zones

The Private Equity Growth Capital Council (PEGCC), the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, and the Australian Venture Capital Association in connection with the submission of comment letters to the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (ESCA) regarding the proposed Regulations Governing the Marketing of Foreign Funds in the United Arab Emirates

The Private Equity Growth Capital Council (PEGCC), the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, and the Australian Venture Capital Association in connection with the submission of comment letters to the Kuwait Capital Market Authority (CMA) regarding proposed Executive Regulations Governing the Marketing of Foreign Funds in Kuwait

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