Author: SLJ

Legal Briefing- December 2020

Energy The Central Financial Supervisory Agency (CFSA) reportedly detected fraudulent activity concerning a contract between the Syrian Gas Company and a private oil services company to undertake works on gas fields north of Damascus...

Legal Briefing- November 2020

Government The Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs announced the passing of veteran diplomat and Foreign Minister Walid Mouallem (1941-2020). He had served earlier as Syrian Ambassador to the...

Legal Briefing- October 2020

International Relations President Bashar Al-Assad and Foreign Minister Walid Mouallem accepted the credentials of Oman’s Ambassador to Syria Turki bin Mahmoud Al-Busaidy, who was appointed to his position back in March by royal decree...

Legal Briefing- September 2020

Government The new government of Prime Minister Hussein Arnous was sworn in before President Bashar Al-Assad, who later addressed the Council of Ministers and focused on various topics, including the National Administrative Reform Program...

Legal Briefing- August 2020

Government President Bashar Al-Assad issued Decree 210/2020 formally designating Hussein Arnous as Prime Minister following the parliamentary elections in July. Arnous had already been serving in the position since June following the dismissal of...

Legal Briefing- July 2020

Government July 17th marked 20 years since Bashar Al-Assad became President of Syria. His first decade in power was associated with unprecedented economic liberalization and private sector investment while his second decade was overtaken...

Legal Briefing- June 2020

Government President Bashar Al-Assad dismissed Prime Minister Imad Khamis from his post, which he held since 2016, following deteriorating economic conditions and appointed Hussein Arnous as the new Prime Minister to lead the government...