Category: Legal Briefings

The SLJ publishes a legal briefing every month informing its readers of the latest news and developments taking place in Syrian law. Covering a range of sectors, these legal briefings are the only ones of their kind to gather a substantial amount of Syrian legal data in one place and make them easily accessible to the public. They include relevant information pertaining to important legislation, legal reviews, ongoing discussions about new laws, policy initiatives and much more. Moreover, the SLJ maintains a Twitter page and feed @syrian_law where followers can receive daily updates on newsworthy items in the law. In order to receive the monthly legal briefings by e-mail, please click here.

Legal Briefing – April 2021

Presidential Elections The Speaker of the People’s Assembly formally announced that the 2021 presidential elections will be held on May 26th while expatriate voting is scheduled for May 20th. Nominations had to be submitted...

Legal Briefing – February 2021

Microfinance The People’s Assembly approved the new Microfinance Bill, which was subsequently ratified by President Bashar Al-Assad as Law 8/2021. It replaces previous legislation regulating microfinance institutions provided for in Legislative Decree 15/2007. Microfinance...

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...