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Dimah Talal Alsharif

Dimah Talal Alsharif is a Saudi legal consultant, head of the health law department at the law firm of Majed Garoub and a member of the International Association of Lawyers.

Twitter: @dimah_alsharif

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New rules to streamline handling of state properties

The Real Estate General Authority regulates the state’s real estate affairs and ensures a foolproof mechanism to manage state-owned land and properties.

July 28, 2020

New Saudi law hands extra powers to notaries

Saudi Arabia recently approved a documentation law aimed at streamlining official legal procedures and ensuring individual rights are protected.

The most prominent features of the new legislation involve the transfer of some of the courts’ jurisdiction to notaries.

July 21, 2020

New law to cut red tape in the business world

A proposed new Saudi corporate law, a draft of which has gone out for public consultation, marks a paradigm shift to a new and innovative path that will encourage the rapid growth of the corporate sector and enable it to keep pace with the latest developments.

July 15, 2020

Regulating Saudi Arabia’s most vital resource (and it’s not oil)

There is no more vital natural resource than water, especially in this part of the world, so it comes as no surprise that the Kingdom keeps the law regulating water supply and use up to date.

July 08, 2020

TheCase: Calculating the new VAT in Saudi Arabia

Activation of the new VAT — with value-added tax on goods and services to increase from 5 percent to 15 percent from today, July 1 — is the most important news this week.

July 01, 2020

How to avoid forex trading scams

As the name suggests, the forex market deals in the trading of currencies. Like any other market, several factors, including political and economic stability and monetary policies, play a role in determining currency exchange rates.

June 23, 2020

Protecting the rights of stockholders

Saudi Arabia is encouraging companies to list on the stock exchange as part of economic reforms aimed at reducing its reliance on oil revenues and deepening its capital market. 

June 17, 2020

Rules that light path to harmony in the workplace 

With relationships between employers and staff currently coming under unprecedented strain, it is important to understand what guidance and support are available to both, with the aim of maintaining a healthy work environment. 

June 10, 2020

What the law says about life in the ‘new normal’

With the resumption of work in the public and private sectors, and the reopening of commercial businesses, strict controls and precautionary measures have been introduced to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

June 03, 2020