The Institute of law and justice in Arab societies

Commercial law

In this section, you will find all our resources that relate to commercial laws that originate from or are applied in Arab countries.

Where legal texts are not directly from official legislative bodies of the countries concerned, the information should be treated with caution, and not used as a primary source. Should you be interested in an article or a passage specifically, please do not hesitate to contact us for verification by one of our bilingual jurists.


Saudi Arabia

The Law of Trademarks, Royal Decree No. M/21 of August 7, 2002

Copyright Law, Royal Decree No. M/41 of August 30, 2003

The Law Of Trade Names Royal Decree No.M/15 12 Sha’ban 1420/20 November 1999

Law of Arbitration (promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/34 dated 24/5/1433H (April 16, 2012)

Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, Royal Decree No. (M/19) Dated 23/4/1429H (corresponding to 29/4/2008)


United Arab Emirates

Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 Issued on 1/04/2015 (corresponding to 17 Dhi Al-Hijjah 1436 H.) on commercial companies



Law No. 27/1994 Promulgating the Law Concerning Arbitration in Civil and Commercial Matters

The consumer protection law enacted by law number 67 of 2006

Law No. 17 of 1999 Promulgating Trade Law

Prime Ministerial Decree No. 1316 of 2005 Issuing the Executive Regulation of Law No.3 of 2005 on Protection of Competition and Prohibition of Monopolistic Practices



Trademarks Rules No. 1 of 1952





Law No. 9 of 2010 on Investment Promotion

Law No. 9 for 1968 Issuing the Copyright Protection Law