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Intellectual Property Protection under Saudi Arabian Laws
Intellectual Property Protection under Saudi Arabian Laws
November 28, 2022

Intellectual property rights play an important role in the Saudi economy especially with the technology and entertainment revolution in recent years. Such revolution has lead the government of Saudi Arabia to enter into international treaties and enact laws to protect intellectual property rights including Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Integrated Circuit Rights,… Read more

ADGM: Pioneering Digital Transformation in the Legal and Justice System
ADGM: Pioneering Digital Transformation ...
November 11, 2022

On 11 November 2022, the Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) Arbitration Centre launched the world’s first “mediation in the metaverse” service. This service will revolutionize the delivery of mediation globally, immediately transforming the court-annexed mediation scheme conducted by ADGM courts into the next generation approach to mediation ADGM’s unique metaverse… Read more

“The Riyadh convention is not part of DIFC law” an appeal ruled by the DIFC court
“The Riyadh convention is not part of ...
June 17, 2022

On May 21, 2021, the DIFC Court of Appeal ruled in Lahela v Lameez that the Riyadh Convention is not part of DIFC law, and in any event provides a non-exclusive service regime. This appeal is concerned with the service of documents relating to proceedings brought in the court by… Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on employment and lease relations in Kuwait.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on...
April 20, 2022

Over the last few days, we have received an increasing number of enquirers from employers about what they should being doing, from both an employment law and human resources (“HR”) perspective, about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We have also received queries from landlords and tenants regarding the status of lease… Read more

Client Alert: Coronavirus – Can it be deemed a Force Majeure event in Kuwait?
Client Alert: Coronavirus – Can it be ...
March 30, 2020

The recognition of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic by the World Health Organization has had a tremendous impact on business globally. This has caused questions related to the applicability of force majeure clauses in contracts to come to the forefront. Specifically, some business have sought to use force majeure… Read more

Firm news

Meysan advised UPayments in the sale of 51% of its shares to NBK
Meysan advised UPayments in the sale of 51% of its shares to NBK

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 ...

Meysan Obtains Rare Annulment of Previous ICSID Judgment; only 5% of Annulment Applications Granted in the History of ICSID – Agility Will Refile Claims Against Iraq.
Meysan Obtains Rare Annulment of Previous ICSID Judgment; only 5% of Annulment Applications Granted in the History of ICSID – Agility Will Refile Claims Against Iraq.

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 ...

Meysan Secures Landmark Decision: Administrative Court Overturns Kuwait Capital Markets Authority’s Ruling
Meysan Secures Landmark Decision: Administrative Court Overturns Kuwait Capital Markets Authority’s Ruling

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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