• Legal Framework

    In-depth coverage of the local legal framework for business is an integral part of OBG’s analysis. Working in partnership with a leading local law firm, we review foreign investment laws, ownership restrictions, requirements for local partners and labour laws, among other topics.
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Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Algeria 2017

OBG introduces the reader to the different aspects of the legal system in Algeria, in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel.

This chapter contains an interview with Samy Laghouati, Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel, on recent changes to the legal code and investment regulations.

The collapse in oil prices has weighed on the Algerian economy, giving rise to twin deficits in the budget and current account. In mid-2016 the government introduced a bold medium-term plan that targets a balanced budget by 2020, alongside a new growth model with a strategy for economic development and diversification by 2030. These moves have coincided with the private sector playing a much stronger role in the economy.

Foreign institutions can be confident in the rule of law in Qatar, as its bicephalous legal system is accessible to international investors. Business can be conducted in various ways: by registering with the Qatar Financial Centre; incorporating a local entity under Law No. 5 of 2002; or appointing a commercial agent, branch office or representative trade office.



The newly enacted Law No. 21 of 2015 governing and regulating the entry, exit and residency of expatriates – which entered into force December 16, 2016 – has been hailed as a momentous change to the prevailing labour environment in the state of Qatar, especially given the new epoch of advancement and achievement that is currently taking place...


The Civil and Commercial Arbitration Law No. 2 of 2017 has introduced major reforms in many areas in Qatar, and supersedes the old commercial and civil procedure code Law No. 13 of 1990.

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Qatar 2017

This chapter contains an overview of the legal framework in which local and foreign investors operate in Qatar, including a summary of the rules and requirements for foreign investors, a rundown of the new changes to the labour law, and a look at the modifications to the arbitration process that are taking shape.

This chapter contains a viewpoint from Mubarak Bin Abdulla Al Sulaiti,...