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Comparison of Important Provisions Under the Two Procedural Laws in Saudi Arabia

Jan 18, 2023

Comparison of Important Provisions Under the Two Procedural Laws in Saudi Arabia
Procedural Laws play a vital role in the judiciary and administration of justice. Good knowledge and insight into procedural laws are essential to take the right steps and decisions for raising lawsuits and following them throughout the trial.

In its judicial reforms, Saudi Arabia has set up separate commercial courts across the country since 2017 to hear disputes related to commercial transactions and contracts, and disputes surrounding bankruptcies, financial restructuring, and violations of commercial regulations.

Initially, the Supreme Judicial Council separated commercial circuits from the Board of Grievances and annexed them with the General Courts. Commercial courts and commercial circuits at the general courts were then required to follow Sharia Courts Procedural Law issued in 1435 H. In June 2020, however, the Commercial Courts Procedural Law (CCPL) came into effect to be applicable to all commercial disputes.

AlGhazzawi & Partners has created a comprehensive and comparative analysis of important provisions under the two major procedural laws applicable for different courts in Saudi Arabia, namely, Sharia Courts Procedural Law (also known as Civil Courts Procedural Law) and CCPL.
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To access this analysis, please download this PDF to understand the differences and similarities of provisions under the two major procedural laws. This PDF has been designed to focus primarily on issues surrounding commercial transactions and commercial agreements, as well as the general procedures of law governing disputes and their resolution.

We hope this document helps you to better understand the similarities and differences between these two procedural laws. If you wish to discuss any of these changes or any impact this New Law may have on your business, please reach out to us for assistance.

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