The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization announced yesterday that the Government’s Emiratization drive now includes private companies with 20 to 49 employees. This expansion applies to companies across 14 economic sectors, including, inter alia, real estate, education, construction, and healthcare. Previously, only companies with 50 or more employees were… Read more
On 30 May 2023, the CPA announced that it has fined a company a total amounting to 5% of its total revenues. The company, who runs a booking application platform, had failed to secure CPA’s consent prior to completing the economic concentration process. Based on CPA Law no. 72 of… Read more
National Consumer Holding company (NCHC), a leading industrial investment company based out of Kuwait, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Cozmo Entertainment General Trading (Cozmo). Meysan Partners, a leading corporate law firm in Kuwait, played a major role in helping NCHC sign binding documentation for the acquisition of… Read more
I. General Authority for Competition (GAC) decision dated 28 March 2023 On March 28, 2023, the Saudi General Authority for Competition (GAC) approved a decision to raise the minimum turnover threshold for merger control filings from SAR 100 million to SAR 200 million. In a press release dated 29 March… Read more
In recent years, mergers have become the primary agent for transformation and expansion within the legal industry. The objectives behind these mergers are largely aligned with firms aiming to achieve similar goals. There has been a considerable interest in mergers in the legal industry throughout the year 2022 and the… Read more
The UAE authorities have announced an extension to the deadline for employees to enroll in the national Unemployment Insurance Scheme. Previously, the deadline was set for the end of June, with fines to be imposed starting from July 1. According to a circular from the Ministry of Human Resources and… Read more
The UAE Ministry of Finance consistently introduces a series of new Ministerial Decisions under Federal Decree-Law No. (47) of 2022 on the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses. These decisions have a collective objective of bolstering the regulatory framework governing corporate and business taxation in the UAE. By offering clearer guidelines… Read more
20 February 2024, Kuwait City, Kuwait - Meysan Partners played a key role in advising UPayments, a prominent online payment solution provider, on the sale of a 51% stake to the National Bank of Kuwait (“NBK”). This strategic transaction underscores UPayments' remarkable success in the burgeoning Fintech industry, where they have… Read more ...
In a major Victory for Agility, this Action is a Bellwether of Whether there is a True Rule of Law for Those Who Invest in Iraq Three years ago, an international arbitration tribunal constituted under the auspices of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) denied claims… Read more ...
In a landmark decision, Meysan succeeded in obtaining an administrative court ruling overturning a decision by Kuwait’s Capital Markets Authority. Meysan represented a shareholder in a local logistics company who submitted a whistleblower complaint to the CMA, alleging that the company had failed to properly comply with local disclosure obligations,… Read more ...
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