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Be kind and supportive

This week must have been a rollercoaster of feelings for both Filipinos in Kuwait and the Kuwaitis that have Philippines closely in their lives. Kuwaitis have always had very close…

Intellectual property

Today is World Intellectual Property Day! The definition of intellectual property (IP) is nontangible property resulting from creativity – this could be anything from a piece of art to a…

Startups and employment

The team is by far the most important asset when it comes to a company, and especially when you are a small company just starting off. Your team can make…

Investment and Startups – START UPS IN KUWAIT

Figuring out how to fund a startup can be very difficult at times. The phrase often repeated is “You need money to make money”, although true, how you get that…

Shareholder Agreements – Startups in Kuwait

The startup scene in Kuwait has really taken off. We have a lot of talent, creativity and independence in Kuwait but also the legal and economic system in Kuwait has…

Contracts

I know that I write about employment law more than any other law, primarily because I have more experience dealing with commercial laws, but also because I believe that there…

Visa regulations

This week I read news reports that Kuwait’s new visa regulations will not permit newcomers to the country to receive a visa if they have diseases such as high blood…

Stateless in Kuwait

The issue of stateless people has been an ongoing topic for what seems to be like centuries in Kuwait, which unfortunately fades away sometimes. The discussion on stateless people (locally…

National and Liberation day

I hope my readers enjoyed the long four day weekend in Kuwait as we celebrated the National and Liberation days. It is a blessing to be able to celebrate Kuwait…

Non-compete clause

A non-compete clause is written in contracts to prevent a person from competing with a business. This is usually included in employment contracts or in partnership agreements. The point of…

Ban on Filipinos to work in Kuwait

Kuwait is a beautiful country with a diverse society and is a place of great opportunity. In fact, Kuwait currently holds, for the third year in a row, the UN…

Amnesty for visa violators

Many expats in Kuwait by now would have heard about the new amnesty decree. Amnesty by definition means “an official pardon for people who are convicted of an illegal offense,…