• 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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Within the purview of the legal arena, 2016 has been remarkable for Kuwait. The year brought a raft of regulatory changes in a bid to harmonise commercial objectives with the international vista; the most notable of these changes being those surrounding Kuwait’s mercantile sphere, an area often at the centre of discussions for reform and...

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Kuwait 2017

This chapter contains an overview of the legal framework under which local and foreign investors operate in Kuwait, including a look at the amendments made to the Companies Law and an examination of the New Agency Law which is taking effect after 50 years.

This chapter contains a viewpoint from Philip Kotsis, Partner, Al Tamimi & Co.

As Kuwait’s economy continues to adjust to the new oil price environment the country’s government is pushing ahead with investment plans and reforms that promise to put the country on a sustainable growth path in the coming years.

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Thailand 2017

This chapter examines Thailand’s legal system, focusing on incentives available to encourage export activities, analysis of company law and details of permits required for foreign companies. It also contains a viewpoint from David Lyman, Chairman and Chief Values Officer, Tilleke & Gibbins.

Despite considerable geopolitical volatility, Thailand’s economy remains well diversified, stable and poised for expansion in 2017.


A vibrant, multicultural country, over the past two decades Trinidad and Tobago has forged a reputation of being one of the leading destinations for direct foreign investment in Latin America and the Caribbean. The twin island country has a rich democratic history and a strong commitment to the rule of law. At the base of this success is a...