The latest insights from MENA

Jumeirah Emirates Towers
09 April 2018
logo Matthew Robinson Events Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Acuris

5 Significant Revisions to the Rules for Qualified Foreign Financial Institutions in Saudi Arabia

The recent opening of the Saudi Arabia $575 billion stock market to direct foreign participation for the first time offers an exiting opportunities for the country. As both local and international investors are positioning themselves to trade on the largest Arab bourse we caught up with Robert Eastwood from Baker & McKenzie to give you a definitive guide to the revisions to the rules for qualified foreign financial institutions. 

Panel: Deal standards - setting a benchmark for M&A in MENA

This session compared the common approaches in the region of running an M&A process against other international markets, including the key management tools for buying or selling a business in the MENA region. Panellists were asked to comment on the corporate governance, management, disclosure, valuation and due diligence standards the region’s industry should set as a benchmark including: