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Saudi Antitrust Authority Blocks First Vertical Transaction Under New Competition Law

Saudi Arabia - June 20 2022 Recent actions by the Saudi Arabia competition authority confirm that the agency is adopting a more aggressive enforcement approach, particularly…

Javade Chaudhri, Serge Clerckx, Ryan C. Thomas

Saudi Antitrust Regulator Blocks First Acquisition Under New Merger Control Law

United Arab Emirates - December 10 2021 Saudi Arabia competition authority blocks its first transaction under the Kingdom's 2019 Competition Law. The Saudi Arabian General Authority for…

Javade Chaudhri, Serge Clerckx, J. Bruce McDonald, Sheila L. Shadmand, Craig A. Waldman

Foreign Direct Investment Screening in Europe and the Middle East

Belgium, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom - July 10 2020 One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been to accelerate the implementation of new or stricter controls on inward-bound foreign direct investment…

Daniel Partovi, Renato Antonini, Jürgen Beninca, Nicolas Brice, Stefano Crosio, Matt Evans, Leon Ferera, Rick Van'T Hullenaar, Raimundo Ortega

Saudi Council of Ministers Approves 100% Foreign Ownership of Engineering Consultancies

Saudi Arabia - August 15 2017 Currently, Saudi Arabian law permits foreign direct investment in engineering consultancies operating in the private sector only through a…

Yusuf Giansiracusa, Ebrahim M. Al Habardi, Edward Rose

Saudi Ministry of Labor Restricts Redundancy Terminations

Saudi Arabia - March 3 2017 On 29 January 2017, the Saudi Minister of Labor issued Resolution No. 50945 ("Resolution") restricting termination of groups of Saudi employees for…

Javade Chaudhri, Yusuf Giansiracusa, Ebrahim M. Al Habardi, Edward Rose