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The encyclopedia was launched in 2007

• It is the first Saudi electronic legal encyclopedia that was published on the Internet.
• This encyclopedia includes all that was translated by the Official Gazette in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with its immediate update.
• A legal press file that includes (all the legal news published by Saudi press institutions updated on a daily basis).
• The Arab Lawyers Networks’ Customer Service Team includes a group of researchers who serve the encyclopedia immediately and continuously, as they meet customer requests and assist them with their technical issues.

Unique features of the Arab Lawyers Networks’ encyclopedias:
First: The Arab Lawyers Network has an innovative classification where legislation is divided according to subject as follows:
Agriculture, Water, Animal and Marine Wealth
Charter of the Cooperation Council for the Arab St
Civil Service
communications and information technology
Criminal Systems
Education, research and state awards Law
Environmental Protection and Natural Life
Finance and Economy
Foreign and Political Affairs
Health Affairs
Human Rights
Industry and Electricity
Intellectual property and Patent Rights
International Cooperation
Islamic Affairs
Judicial Authority
Labor and Social Insurances
Media, culture and Publication
Military and Interior Security
Oil and Mineral Wealth
Other Laws
Passports, Nationality, Residence, And Civil Affai
Personal Status
Pilgrimage and Charitable Trusts/ Hajj and Waqfs
Real Estate,Planning and Housing
Regions and Municipalities
Self employed Occupations
Social Care
Sport and Youth
Systems Of The Arab Gulf Cooperation Council Count
The Main Systems (ksa)
Tourism and Antiquities
Trade and Investment
Transportation and Navigation

Second: Law ID Card:
The Arab Lawyers Network is proud to be the first to develop (innovate) a brief guide to the law under the name (ID card), which includes a presentation of the most important information that the researcher needs rapidly, and later some entities followed the Network’s approach, but changed the name to (law information):
1) Legislation title.
2) Issuing entity.
3) Issuance instrument.
4) Legislation number.
5) Issuance date.
6) The publishing number and date in the Official Gazette.
7) Enforcement date.

Third: Regulations ID Card:
It includes the following data:
1) Legislation subject.
2) Issuing entity.
3) Issuance instrument.
4) Regulation number.
5) Issuance date.
6) The publishing number and date in the Official Gazette.
7) Enforcement date.
8) The legislation governing the issuance of the regulation.

Fourth: Resolution ID Card:
1) Resolution subject.
2) Issuing entity.
3) Issuance instrument.
4) Resolution number.
5) Issuance date.
6) The publishing number and date in the Official Gazette.
7) Enforcement date.

Fifth: Search engine for searching by subject:
The Network uses a search engine that searches by:
(subjects, within the text for the translated legislation, one word or the entire sentence), where the subscriber can search within the texts as documents are printed and translated in TEXT format - and this feature saves the researcher dozens of hours of traditional research by using the electronic search engine.

Sixth: Features of Electronic Text:
The Arab Lawyers Network is considered the first to convert legislation texts from paper to electronic texts (TEXT) since 2001. The electronic text for the translated legislation features:
1) The ability to search by words and phrases within the text of the document, on contrary to the image, where research cannot be made within the text.
2) The possibility of cutting and pasting from the content, and this is a service for researchers when they need to include in the text articles of legislation or judicial rulings...etc. This feature saves thousands of hours of manual or regular paper research, and also saves a lot of time and effort. These are features sought by specialists.

Seventh: Customer Service:
The Network provides an effective team of legal researchers whom the client can seek help from - remotely - to research any legal issue requested by the subscriber, with the possibility of providing the client with a PDF copy of the required legislation and documents. The encyclopedia includes most of the original copies of the laws and regulations in PDF format, and the subscriber can download and print them, in addition to printing the legislation in TEXT format. Clients of the English Encyclopedia of Saudi Arabia Lawyers can also request the translation of any legislation through the customer service department.

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The English Encyclopedia of the Saudi Arabia Lawyers is distinguished by the following:
1. Publishing legislation translated into English with the possibility of requesting the translation of any legislation related to the encyclopedia through a team of the most qualified legal translators.
2. An ID Card for the translated legislation showcasing the basic data of the legislation.
3. Classifying legislation according to its subjects in an innovative classification prepared by the Arab Lawyers Network.
4. A search engine by which searches can be made by word or phrase for translated legislation, while assisting clients with searching through (customer service).
5. The possibility of requesting the translation of any legislation of the encyclopedia that has yet to be translated.
6. The ability to cut and paste from the content of the translated legislation, and this is a service for researchers when they need to include in the text articles of legislation. This feature saves thousands of hours of manual or regular paper research, and also saves a lot of time and effort. These are features sought by specialists.
7. The Network provides an effective team of researchers that the client can seek assistance from.

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Frequently asked questions regarding the English Encyclopedia of the Saudi Arabia Lawyers
1) What are the features offered by the encyclopedia?
The encyclopedia offers the most important legislation translated into English, and it also displays the titles of all legislation, which the client can request to be translated immediately through the team of legal translators at the Arab Lawyers Network.

2) How can I use the legislation search engine?
The search is performed by using words and sentences for the translated legislation, and it is also possible to search by the legislation number and year for all legislation. We would be glad to fulfill all your requests regarding translating legislation of the encyclopedia by contacting customer service (on line) or by emailing us at

3) Is there a monthly subscription?
Subscription to the encyclopedias of the Arab Lawyers Network is annual, and there is no monthly subscription at the time being.

4) Are there offers on subscription?
Yes, and you can contact us to know about the available offer in the current period.

5) How much is the subscription fee to get the legal newsletter through WhatsApp in Arabic?
The legal newsletter is a free service for customers that does not require a paid subscription.

6) How can I subscribe to the legal newsletter service?
You can subscribe to the legal newsletter service by joining the WhatsApp group using the number (+966 53 353 4727).

7) Is it possible to obtain legislation according to the latest amendment translated into English?
The Arab Lawyers Network seeks during the coming period to present a copy of the legislation according to the latest amendment, and this will be announced when the project is completed, God willing.

8) Can I get a copy of the legislation with my trial subscription?
A trial subscription is for viewing and does not allow copying or printing.

9) Why am I asked to login using a mobile number on encyclopedias?
To send the verification code through which the site can be accessed, in order to protect the website as well as to verify the identity of the account user.
Currently the code is sent to the user's email if it was not received on the mobile phone.

10) I tried to subscribe, but the verification code was not sent to the mobile, what is the reason?
Please contact customer service through the communication service or leave a message in case of communication outside working hours.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia :

·   Economic Policy: .The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has an advanced economic policy, and it puts a lot of effort into achieving economic transformation and innovation through the Kingdom's "Vision 2030" program

"Vision 2030": It’s a comprehensive plan to modernize and diversify the Saudi economy away from heavy dependence on oil. Such vision includes the development of non-oil sectors such as entertainment and tourism, education, health, and technology. You can read more via these links:

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  • The Main Investment Sectors: The main investment sectors in the Kingdom include real estate, oil and gas, construction and infrastructure, healthcare, education, and technology. For example, but not limited to, the most promising investment sectors in the Kingdom:

  • 1- The Industry Sector:

  • -A great opportunity to achieve the Kingdom's Vision 2030 in the growth and diversification of the Kingdom's resources and economy .
    - The availability of an attractive climate that is based on developed industrial cities, complete infrastructure, high-quality services, and an extensive logistical network .
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  • 2- The Chemical Industry Sector:

  • - The largest chemical market in the Middle East and North Africa region .
    - The world's largest integrated chemical complexes .
    - Increasing its value through the "Transformation Industries" program, which stimulates industrial growth in various fields, making it the main driver for the development of the chemical industries sector .
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  • 3- The Metals and Mining Sector:

  • - Enormous growth and rapid expansion in line with the Kingdom's Vision 2030 .
    - The abundance of raw resources in the Saudi soil .
    - The strategic and important location of the Kingdom, which gives local manufacturers an excellent position for export .
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  • 4- The Communications and Information Technology Sector:

  • - The beating heart in the world of advanced industries .
    - The largest information technology market in the Middle East .
    - It is distinguished by major technical projects such as the city of NEOM, Waad Al Shamal, the Red Sea project, and Qiddiya .
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  • 5- The Energy and Water Sector:

  • - One of the most important strategic sectors in the Kingdom .
    - An important opportunity for investors to enable their role and shape the transformation witnessed by the sector .
    - Classifying of the Kingdom as one of the leading and most advanced countries in the energy and water sector in the world .
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  • 6- The Health Sector:

  • - Continuous and ever-growing demand .
    - Various challenges in many health aspects and fields .
    - It provides great investment opportunities to drive economic growth, enable innovations, and activate advanced technologies .
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  • 7- The Transport and Logistics Sector:

  • - The Kingdom's strategic location, which represents the crossroads of important international trade between three continents "Asia, Europe and Africa" .
    - Diversity of transport and logistics infrastructure, such as ports, railways, roads, and airports .
    - Promising opportunities to contribute to the Kingdom's new transportation model .
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  • 8- The Tourism, Culture and Entertainment Sector:

  • - The Kingdom's interest in attracting tourists from all over the world to visit the Kingdom .
    - Picturesque natural scenes, rich cultural heritage, and archaeological sites registered with UNESCO .
    - Promising investment opportunities to achieve the largest transformations the world has experienced to stimulate domestic tourism .

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  • "The Investment Law and its Implementing Regulations"

Foreign investors should be aware of the rules and regulations related to foreign investment in the Kingdom. The General Investment Authority (SAGIA) provides detailed information regarding these rules and regulations

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  • "The New Companies Law and its Implementing Regulations"
    .Foreign investors should understand the business culture in the Kingdom and the method of dealing with business partners and clients

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  • "Financial and Tax Regulations"
    .Foreign investors should seek legal advice to understand local laws and how they affect their investments

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  • "Government Fees"
    .Foreign investors should fully understand the taxes and fees associated with investing in the Kingdom

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  • "Human Resources"
    Saudi Arabia focuses on developing human resources and manpower through education and training, especially in the technological fields

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  • Governmental Bodies Directly Related to Investment in the Kingdom :

  • 1- The General Investment Authority (SAGIA):

  • The General Investment Authority is the first point of contact for foreign investors. SAGIA provides information about investing in Saudi Arabia, including laws, regulations, and opportunities
  • 2- The Ministry of Commerce and Investment:

  • .The Ministry deals with all commercial and investment issues, including commercial permits and the regulation of commercial practices
  • 3- The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP):

  • .If the investment involves innovations, patents, trademarks or copyrights, interaction must be made with SAIP to protect intellectual property
  • 4- The Ministry of Labor and Social Development:

  • .If the company is looking to hire workers in Saudi Arabia, it must contact this ministry to ensure compliance with labor laws
  • 5- The Commercial Court :
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  • 6- General Customs Authorit :
    .If the business involves the import or export of goods, it shall be necessary to contact the General Customs Authority
  • 7- Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON):

  • .If the investment is in the industrial sector, it may be necessary to deal with MODON, which deals with the development and management of industrial cities
  • 8- Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO):

  • .To comply with local measures and standards in the field of quality


Commercial Judiciary and Arbitration

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