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Saudi Arabia’s new ‘public-private partnership’ law

Hogan Lovells, a major international law firm, is pointing to Saudi Arabia’s new ‘public-private partnership’ law and saying deals are on the way. “An increased number of public-private partnership (PPP) projects will get off the ground around the region, with a growing focus on renewables, transportation, education and healthcare. The impact of key market regulations will become clearer as they are approved and implemented: PPP law in Saudi Arabia and possibly Oman; Foreign Investment Law in UAE and Qatar.” (p. 5)

Source: www.lexology.com

CUPE NS calls for transparency legislation governing public-private partnerships

CUPE Nova Scotia calls for transparency legislation governing ‘public-private partnerships.’ “The recommendations are based on research and discussion coming out of a panel discussion on P3s and transparency held in Halifax on November 13, 2018. ‘We need to stop the drain on our finances, and one of the first steps we can take is to legislate disclosure in reporting how our money is spent,’ says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen. ‘There should be no secrets when public money is spent on public infrastructure and services.’”

Source: Canadian Union of Public Employees

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Stop Bad Contracts – Protect Public Services: Sample Provisions from State Statutes

States and local governments spend a substantial portion of their budgets on contracted services, often with no assurance that quality of service will be maintained, costs will be controlled or the public interest will be protected. There ought to be a law! And in many states there are laws that help to protect the public interest. Following are some examples.

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