By Innovation-sa on January 23, 2018 in News

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Justice Waleed Al-Samaani issued a statement on Monday granting permission to lawyers from all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to practise law in the Kingdom.

The updated executive regulations of the Kingdom’s legal system stipulate that for a foreign law firm to complete its registration in the Kingdom, each of its partner must be licensed to practise law in the Kingdom.

The new decision also specifies that GCC citizens with a Gulf Lawyer’s license obtained from their respective country will be authorized to practise law in the Kingdom, even if he is not a resident of Saudi Arabia.

The ruling comes in accordance with the decision of the Council of Ministers to re-evaluate the provisions of the executive regulations of the legal system regarding the conditions and restrictions of applicants from GCC states in practicing law.