The State of Kuwait has long been created by world trade between countries and surrounding cities. Kuwait has contributed to the recovery of many cities from the effects of poverty, famine and crisis. It has a sea port, ships, marinas, secured routes and land crossings connected to neighboring cities and countries. The people of Kuwait were merchants of the sea and the land as they maintained this geographical location to which the people used to come. Since it is a safe country enjoying wise leadership

The gradual fragmentation and privatization of Italian law sources in corporate governance – Focus on small and medium sized companies Italian Lawyer . Francesca Ricci

Italian company law is undergoing a gradual fragmentation process and diversification phenomenon of the legal sources. Some Authors call it the “privatization of law sources”. Notably, self-regulation codes in corporate governance matters, that are a form of private law, are progressively integrating the main sources of law.

First Female Lawyer in Kuwait Suad Al Jassem EDITOR IN CHIEF . AREEJ HAMADAH

The destiny has chosen me to be professionally trained and taught by the first female lawyer in Kuwait, the general advisor to Ahli Untied Bank, the late, Suad Al Jassem, May Allah rest her soul in the paradise. She was an extraordinary woman who has a deep knowledge in the law and ethics. Has was having a special charisma which mixed between strength and kindness; severeness and flexibility; seriousness and joking. She had a very lovely smile. So, I am proud to be under her leadership for 8 years, during which I have learned a lot from her. Suad Al Jassem graduated from Kuwait University. At the outset of her career, she had worked at Al-Essa and Al-Bader Law Firm. She specialized in personal status lawsuits and her fellow male lawyers, who were very happy for her existence among them, provided considerable support to her. Therefore, she become the only woman who pleads before Kuwaiti courts at that time.


Women, Law and Success, three words that sound paradoxical when used in one sentence for the Eastern Cultures. It has been a revolutionary struggle for women to make a mark and be seen as economy drivers in various fields. Representation of women in law has been especially challenging. Breaking this stereotype is Rishika Arora, 30, a young and dynamic advocate from India. She is overcoming barriers of gender and race bit by bit and thriving to be in the top spot of the International Legal Fraternity

Key Changes under the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines FEMALE LAWYER FROM PHILIPPINES . Miriam Rose Ivan L. Pereira

comply with the requirements and resume operations within the period given by the SEC shall cause the revocation of the corporation’s certificate of incorporation. The previous exception for a failure by a corporation to organize, commence operations or carry out the construction of its works, or continuously operate due to causes beyond its control was dropped from the RCC. Revival of Corporate Existence

The latest developments in Saudi Arabia in the field of intellectual property women in law . Taghreed AL- Meshariy

The Saudi Intellectual Property Authority (SIPO) was established by Ministerial Decree No. 410 dated 28/6/1438 AH, In 2017, following the approval of the Saudi Council of Ministers to establish the Saudi Intellectual Property Authority, which is one of the initiatives of the Ministry of Commerce and Investment within the National Transformation Program 2020, which is based on the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and its support for scientific and knowledge development in all sectors.

DANELA ARSOVSKA President of Macedonian Chambers of Commerce President of Macedonian Chambers of Commerce . DANELA ARSOVSKA

International Arbitration continues with efforts to narrow gender and cultural disparities. Diversity will enhance the arbitration process in the long term and give users access to the very best minds and talents available. Worldwide, women are still underrepresented in arbitration tribunals and global strategy is needed to enhance the diversity of tribunals as well as to increase transparency of international arbitration more generally.

Kuwait Lawyers Society and Marketing Crime Lawyer . AREEJ HAMADAH

Kuwait Lawyers Society announced on social media that it has issued a decision to refer all lawyers who use social networking sites for marketing to themselves and their law firms to the disciplinary board. It further called to delete of their names from the legal profession, because that is contrary to the charter of honor and is rather degrading to the legal profession and ethical practice. This attitude remains controversial knowing that all present members of Kuwait Law Society Board continue to market themselves through social media! I find this behavior contradictory. Since when is marketing and seeking to attract new clients a crime, a degradation, and an attempt against manners?

Finally, Kuwaiti women are judges . Legal CHallenges

After a long struggle for women in the State of Kuwait to attain the rest of their rights at the forefront of which is ascending to the judiciary, the Attorney General adopted a decision to transfer 8 Deputy Prosecutors and nominate them for judge positions. The decision comes as a historical precedent for the march of Kuwaiti women. The appointee

UAE Judicial System Lawyer . Abduallah AL-Awadhi

allowed to either establish its own judiciary or to merge with the federal court system. This System is dual in nature as it has Federal Court System where it includes courts of first instance (trial court), courts of appeal and the court of cassation (Supreme Court) and State Court System where the State (or Emirate) judicial system has also trial,


The State of Kuwait is one of the wealthiest, and it has a very sophisticated business people in the private sector. The country is witnessing a steady growth by diversification of its economy. There is significant expansion in various sectors: - Oil & Gas, Oilfield Services and Energy - Infrastructure, PPP/BOT Projects - Health Services - Education - Environment

Chinese European Arbitration Center / CEAC vice president of the Chinese European Arbitration Association CEAA & CEAC . Dr. Elke Umbeck female lawyer from German

1- Tell us about yourself. I am partner of the German Independent law firm In German and foreign clients in all fields of law. My field is that of arbitration and litigation. I am regularly acting as arbitrator and counsel in national and international arbitration proceedings and give advice in complex disputes. 2- what do you do at CEAC? I am vice president of the Chinese European Arbitration Association (CEAA) which is the sole shareholder of the Chinese European Arbitration Center (CEAC) and which helps to promote CEAC.

Mixed Legal Systems in United Arab Emirates Attorney at Law and Legal Counsel . Diana Mohamed Hamade

UAE judicial system operates through a bilateral framework involving a civil judiciary based on the French legal system and an Anglo-Saxon judiciary based on English commercial courts. Thus, the UAE has become the only country in the Middle East that has a dual judicial system, similar to other countries like Canada. The start was when Dubai began attracting international financial companies to its free zones, which enjoy special laws enabling foreign investors to full ownership right. Disputes arising in all free zones were subject to the jurisdiction of Dubai Courts, except where the parties agreed on an arbitration clause.

A STRUGGLE JOURNEY student of law . Farah AL-Sadi

When there is passion, sacrifice exists, and by perseverance, success is attained. The love of law has rooted inside my heart since childhood. I have always dreamt of wearing the black coat. There is no doubt that the surrounding atmosphere motivated me to realize my dream, especially that most of my family are consultants, judges and lawyers. Their persistence increased when I wrote my first legal book at the secondary stage

Doing business in Japan Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners . Kazuhiro Kobayashi

I. Inward Direct Investment Regulation 1. If a non-resident, a foreign company, etc., (the “Foreign Investor”) (i) acquires no less than 10 percent[1] of the shares in a Japanese listed company, etc., (ii) acquires shares or equity in a Japanese company other than a Japanese listed company, etc., (iii) establishes a branch office, factory or any such place of business other than a representative office in Japan, or (iv) takes an equivalent action ( the “Inward Direct Investment”), such Foreign Investor does not have to obtain any approval in advance, but it must report the substance of such Inward Direct Investment, its timing and certain other information to the Minister of Finance and the competent minister through the Bank of Japan by the 15th of the next month in cases other than mentioned below in 2.

Legislations and Fourth Industrial Revolution Data Products Lawyer and Legal Counsel . lawyer.Omran bin Ali bin Saeed Al-Hattali

Today, the world lives in a fast-paced society, as modern systems and technologies are racing against what has come to be known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It brings about us Internet of Things Technology - Augmented Reality Technology - Nano Technologies - Artificial Intelligence - and 3D printing. Other data of this revolution are yet to come, I trust. What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? What revolutions preceded it? How does all this connect with legislation and the law? In the coming lines, I will attempt to answer these questions and more.

Protection of well-known foreign trade marks in Kuwait Assistant Professor at the Department of International Law . Dr Bashayer Salah Abdullah Al-Ghanim

Trade marks are considered to be one of the most important constituents of commerce and its success. For this reason they enjoy substantial support and effort by entrepreneurs in order to distinguish themselves in both local and international markets, and thereby to contribute to the reputation of their owners and their companies.

If your hand is reward short, be thankful. EDITOR IN CHIEF . AREEJ HAMADAH

No matter what achievements we attain and open ways to succeed and reach what we dreamt of, we should not overlook who was the reason for our success; who supported us and held our hand to continue on our journey to success and progress. No matter how we express our gratitude to them, the words remain short. In fact, nothing is poorer than a person who isn’t thankful to others. My career life was not an easy journey, nor my path was filled with flowers. It was full of thorns, and I had faced many obstacles, difficulties and impediments. Many others fought against me without a mistake on my part. They closed all doors before my face without a convincing reason. Others claimed my efforts and initiatives for their own in a cheap attitude, while others sought to discredit me and backstab me falsely.

Women Succeed in Managing a Law Office Lawyer . Nedhal Mohamed Al Humaidan

First, I have been a member at the Kuwaiti Bar Association since 26/2/1990, membership no. (334); this number reflects the total number of male and female attorneys at that time, as number of female attorneys working at the private sector was less than six. However, I aptly managed to join such field, and I got trained at one of the most prominent law firms at that time; i.e., Prof. Badr Dahi Al Ogail’s office, former member of the National Assembly and first Kuwaiti General Prosecutor.