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Corporate

Corporate

As a local law firm, our corporate department are well regarded in the UAE as having deep-rooted knowledge and understanding regarding the legalities of conducting business in the UAE.

We offer a full range of corporate financial advice, including venture financing, public offerings, strategic alliances, technology transactions and highly complex mergers and acquisitions.

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. We are known for providing clarity to clients in complex commercial transactions such as cryptocurrency and its legality, enforcement and practical implications under the UAE Laws; advising on the sale/transfer of consolidated plots of land, as well as advice on development agreements and VAT implications; negotiating with business partners and drafting all necessary agreements on behalf of our clients. We provide timely advice to clients with regards to their contractual obligations under the UAE laws.

Our international and regional corporate clients come from various industry sectors including oil & gas, government and semi-government, insurance, healthcare and education. Our long-standing reputation in the UAE and knowledge of local laws sets us apart in our ability to advise on the correct documentation and regulations to ensure full compliance of our clients’ legal requirements, ensuring the companies will not be fined or their reputation impacted.


Corporate Structuring

When advising on corporate structuring and transactions, the commercial objectives of our clients are our main concern. We offer the highest quality of advice on company restructures following a range of transformations including; change of ownership, de-merger, bankruptcy, economic climate, relocation or take-overs, debt restructuring and financial restructuring, both onshore and in the various UAE free zones.

We conduct due diligence, draft and review documents on company structuring matters such as:

  • Legal compliance;
  • Structuring strategies;
  • Obtaining approvals from government authorities;
  • Legislation of agreements from relevant authorities;
  • Licensing.

 

Our lawyers have considerable experience in establishing and restructuring companies within the DIFC. We are well-versed in DIFC laws and the formation of organisations within the DIFC, providing both contentious and non-contentious legal advisory services under the DIFC and DFSA.

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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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