• 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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Due to the political climate, Egypt has faced a number of economic challenges. While the uprisings have brought the country out of stagnation, they have also interrupted commerce, which had led to a prolonged closure of the stock market as well as a drop in some of the country’s main industries, such as tourism.

 

The legal environment is a major factor in an investor’s decision to set up shop in a foreign country and the ease of doing business once operable. This overview sheds light on the relevant laws that are most applicable to foreign investors in Egypt, focusing on the corporate, labour, investment and property laws of the country.

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Egypt 2019

This chapter introduces the reader to the different aspects of the legal system in Egypt, in partnership with Helmy, Hamza & Partners. It also contains a viewpoint with Mohamad Talaat, Managing Partner, Helmy, Hamza & Partners.

As Egypt is the most-populous Arab nation and third-most populous in Africa, population pressure is driving the nation’s economic agenda, with an estimated 3.5m young Egyptians entering the labour force by 2023. Recent years have seen an array of public initiatives aimed at encouraging private sector activity, but these remain hampered by a challenging economic backdrop and structural hurdles.

 

Indonesia has been identified as one of Asia’s upcoming economies for quite some time. The political reforms of 1998 and the legislation of economic policies and business incentives that followed have brought us closer to that expectation, and the current administration has aimed to go further by bolstering foreign direct investment (FDI). In...

 

Fulfilling its commitment to simplify business licences in order to foster investment, in June 2018 the government issued Regulation No. 24 on Electronic Integrated Business Licensing Services (GR 24). GR 24 follows the 2017 Regulation No. 91 on Acceleration of Doing Business. Referred to as the online single submission (OSS) system, it...