The Launch of a Draft Amendment to the Advocacy Law

The Launch of a Draft Amendment to the Advocacy Law

The Saudi Lawyers Authority has launched a draft within the project to amend the Advocacy Law, which discusses changes that include restricting pleading to lawyers, registering non-Saudi consultants, and licensing foreign law firms, where the Authority aims to develop the legal profession and enhance competition in it, as well as seeking to obtain the confidence of the foreign investor by enabling him to hire his foreign lawyer, and specifying the responsibilities of Saudi and foreign law firms in a way that is in line with the interest of the state and achieving its national goals. Therefore, it was proposed to add a fifth chapter that aims to regulate the licensing of foreign law firms to practice the legal profession, and the proposed section details the practice of foreign law firms, licensing terms and details, alliance agreements with Saudi law firms, and the obligations of the foreign law firm with the means of oversight and violations that apply to it. If the proposed draft succeeds, it will be subject to a final study to evaluate the project and supporting documents, and a formal amendment to the Saudi Advocacy Law will take place.

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