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- 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...

Legal Briefing- May 2020

Commerce President Bashar Al-Assad met with the government’s COVID-19 task force. While the health challenges were on the agenda, discussions also touched on the economic side effects. President Al-Assad noted that there are some...

Legal Briefing- April 2020

International Trade Since 2011, imports of goods into Syria have been hindered one way or another by international sanctions, import controls imposed by the government, a depreciated Syrian Pound making imports more expensive, and...

Legal Briefing- March 2020

Health The Ministry of Health announced that Syria had officially registered 19 cases of COVID-19 weeks after neighboring countries started reporting their first infections. The actual number of cases is thought by some observers...

Legal Briefing- February 2020

Finance The Council of Ministers tasked the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice and the Central Bank with formulating executive regulations for the implementation of Legislative Decrees 3/2020 and 4/2020 forbidding transactions in...

Legal Briefing- January 2020

Industry The number of private industrial facilities licensed according to the Industry Law 21/1958 reached 1,441 in 2019 while four were licensed in accordance with the Investment Law. The total capital of the licensed...

Legal Briefing- October 2019

Monetary Sources confirmed that the US Dollars deposited into the Lira Intervention Fund by Syrian businesspersons, which reached $1 billion (US) initially, would be pumped into the local foreign exchange markets. As a result,...