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Protection of investments in the MENA Region from local laws to international treaty networks

Tuesday 26 October 2021

The session discussed:

  • Some key figures about the actual state of foreign investments in the MENA region
  • A comparative overview of major Arab investment laws in the region: developments, trends and practical examples
  • Comparing investment laws in the MENA region with Europe and the USA
  • Case studies in a selection of MENA jurisdictions: Egypt, Morocco, KSA, UAE
  • Utilisation of investment vehicles in jurisdictions that offer a treaty network protection – Netherlands, Luxembourg...
  • Are Arab Sovereign Funds still key stakeholders in foreign investments in the region?
  • The Interplay between Inter-Arab Investment Treaties and International Investment Agreements involving the MENA region
  • The Arab Investment Court: prospects and challenges