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Banking

Our corporate finance and banking division deliver leading expertise in structuring, negotiating and execution of a broad range of complex corporate and financial transactions. These range from mortgages, municipal finance and corporate lending to securities and recoveries.

Our banking team advise a number of local banks, major international banks, with headquarters or branches in the UAE, and local and international companies on their finance activities in the UAE and throughout the GCC, in both conventional and Islamic transactions. Specifically, our key clients include prominent multinational corporations in various sectors including oil and gas, construction and real estate industries and transportation as well as well government and semi-government authorities.

We have an excellent working relationship with many international law firms, based both here in the UAE and abroad, and are often the first choice in assisting international firms on matters of UAE law, respectively we are regularly involved in high-profile and high-value transactions.

We regularly advise our clients on structured finance transactions, corporate restructuring, privatisation, acquisition finance and debt capital market transactions.

Our regional focus and substantial knowledge of the of the UAE laws, financial markets and regulatory bodies such as the Central Bank, DIFC, ESCA, DFSA, Federal Ministries, local government bodies, is just one of many reasons clients choose our firm.

Our team of banking and finance specialists provide clients with a professional legal advisory service, which includes drafting and reviewing documents, as well as conducting due diligence on a wide range of matters:

  • Providing procedural advisory to foreign banks intending to establish subsidiary and branches in the UAE
  • Providing legal opinions to foreign banks on transactions entered into with UAE borrowers or guarantors
  • Assistance to the master agents of offshore funds
  • Securing financial assets
  • Drafting loan agreements and all related documents
  • New financial products
  • Planning, financing and execution of major banking projects
  • Implementing all the securities required by the banks, including; commercial, real estate and maritime mortgages as well as the pledge of shares and corporate guarantees
  • Structuring financial arrangements

 

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Capital Markets

We assist clients in understanding their legal issues and developing strategies that have the best outcome for their businesses.

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Commercial Advisory

We assist clients in understanding their legal issues and developing strategies that have the best outcome for their businesses.

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Construction

Our lawyers regularly represent a client base which includes developers, contractors and state-owned entities in large-scale construction-related arbitrations

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Corporate

Our corporate lawyers specialise in; UAE Federal law, company laws, commercial agency law, real estate law, labour law, maritime law, freehold law and employment law

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Criminal

Our lawyers work fast to investigate every detail of the charge and determine the strength and admissibility of the evidence against you.

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Employment

We are renowned experts in employment law and UAE labour law, from providing everyday administration, such as drafting policy & procedure documents to taking on complex claims arising from contract breaches

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Financial Crime

We offer advice on matters including anti-money laundering, bribery, fraud, embezzlement, corruption and forgery.

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Franchising

Our client base ranges from start-up franchisors and franchisees to multinational companies.

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Incorporations and Formations

We routinely provide professional and tailor-made advice to clients on such matters, and assist in setting up companies incorporated in all seven emirates.

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Insurance

We work across a wide range of industries assisting clients in devising and implementing risk management strategies, and providing advice and representation in regular and subrogated claims.

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Intellectual Property

As one of the leading Intellectual Property (IP) advisors in the region, we advise our clients on how best to protect their IP interests when it comes to their products, services and inventions.

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Legislative Drafting

We are experienced in producing succinct legislation, and are regularly called upon by government entities with regards to providing advisory services and drafting new legislation in various areas of law.

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Litigation

We are widely known as being a disputes-focused practice, specialising in local and international litigation, arbitration and mediation in the UAE and the wider Middle East region.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Our expertise cover cross border and national mergers, demergers, acquisitions and disposals, as well as a full serviced corporate department advising on all areas of commercial transactions.

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Private Equity

Our private equity practice is recognised as having financially proficient lawyers with the expertise to understand the complexities of private equity, and meet the demands of competitive private equity institutions.

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Private Notary

We are authorised and licensed by the Government of Dubai to provide Private Notary Services.

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Private Wealth

We devise unique corporate legal structures and agreements which allow family-owned businesses to expand, achieve their objectives and goals, and allow for a continuous succession.

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Real Estate

Real Estate has been the cornerstone of our legal services since the firm was founded. Our knowledge of UAE property law is comprehensive, with extensive and diverse commercial real estate experience.

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Tax

We provide a rounded tax service which includes advice on; value added tax (VAT), mergers & acquisitions tax, inbound tax and tax risk management.

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