Our Corporate Team supports various enterprises, emerging start-up companies and financial institutions in their development and investment activities. Our team handles all aspects of complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. Understanding the industry and the day-to-day issues faced by our clients is critical to our combined success.
We help our clients with cross-border M&A (public and private), including: inception, planning and due diligence, deal execution, post-merger integrations, joint ventures, investment funds, venture capital and corporate governance.
We have extensive experience within the UAE, regional and multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration, as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution and associated work such as investigation and evidence collection.
Our team of local lawyers is headed by senior litigators with judicial and commercial backgrounds, and is well known for adopting a practical and commercially-aware approach to disputes.
We advise our clients on data protection and privacy requirements, compliance, policies and procedures.
Our data protection and privacy practice specialises in the legal, regulatory and commercial aspects of data protection and privacy, in both ‘onshore’ United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
We advise on the use, processing, and transfer of personal data and sensitive personal data through various forums, such as via electronic communications, physical transfers, filing systems, the media, and other technology or software.
Our clients range from start-ups to emerging multinationals. We work with our clients locally, internationally and across borders. Our global reach and local knowledge mean that we can partner with clients to drive consistency, deliver cost savings and help them identify and manage their priorities and risk across multiple locations.
We offer a range of legal services for international and regional employers in all sectors and for the employment relationship. We advise on immigration and residency rules, Ministry of Labour compliance, staff benefits and incentive schemes, redundancy and termination management, end of service gratuity settlements, drafting and review of service contracts and all other kinds of employment contract documentation.
The team also works on the employment aspects of business registrations, business transfers and restructuring. Additionally, we provide support to our dispute resolution colleagues when employment matters become contentious.
We assist our clients active in the banking arena; restructurings, regulatory demands and compliance. We represent clients in large banking and commercial transactions, as well as meeting their needs in regulatory, public policy and enforcement areas.
We advise lenders and borrowers on all aspects of structuring, negotiating and documenting finance transactions. We represent local and international banks and financial institutions in both conventional and Islamic transactions.
The Firm has extensive experience working for financial institutions in the Middle East and abroad.
The UAE’s new Insolvency Law will help those struggling with debts by decriminalising their liabilities and allowing them to either settle their financial obligations through a court-approved payment plan or insolvency and the liquidation of their assets.
Our Firm is well equipped and specialised in this process, with the sole purpose of settling your debts and having removed any potential criminal liabilities through the implementation of this new law.
Our Firm has significant experience in restructuring and provides advice to clients on enforcement, litigation and asset recovery. We guide clients on all matters relating to public and private companies in underperforming and distressed situations. Our experience also extends to any contentious issues arising from restructurings and insolvencies.
We offer advice throughout a broad range of areas – from corporate transactions to IP protection, patent law and litigation, and including regulatory, compliance, employment and contracting issues in this highly technical and challenging new industry.
We support start-ups to fast growing and mid-market businesses to mature global enterprises; our clients are companies that develop or create technology, are enabled by technology, or whose business model is fundamentally based on technology. Our technology sector client list includes: Software, FinTech, PayTech, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Games and Entertainment, e- commerce, dispute resolution platforms and related token based crypto-currencies.
We advise local authorities, regulators as well as large multinational private conglomerate on tokenization in the UAE and abroad.
We help start-ups get organized and assist both growing and established technology companies in employment matters, commercial and technology transactions and IP patent protection in relation to Blockchain projects.
Our intellectual property practice specializes in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, advising clients on the legal, regulatory and commercial aspects of intellectual property.
We advise on the protection and use of intellectual property across a broad range of sectors in the UAE.
We actively help our clients achieve their commercial aims, advising on effective intellectual property and brand preservation, protective measures, and providing suggestions for practical solutions.
From the earliest stages, we act to protect the intellectual property rights and interests of our local and international clients. We consider how best to preserve intellectual property rights, as well as how to best enable the practical use and effective commercialization of intellectual property, whether in franchise arrangements, distribution matters, through other third-party licensing arrangements or brand development. We also advise clients on matters of their online profile, including e-commerce, which is a rapidly developing area within the Region’s market.
Should a potential infringement or dispute arise, we have considerable expertise in enforcing rights against counterfeiters and copiers of well-known brands, as well as experience in enforcement proceedings with the relevant ministries/government departments and the UAE civil and criminal courts, as well as prosecuting cases of domain name misappropriation within the framework of ICANN proceedings.
We offer comprehensive advice for both procurement and resolving disputes. Clients of our practice encompass the entire development spectrum of developers, financiers, contractors, major sub-contractors and project consultants.
Our services embrace major project work, including infrastructure and commercial development. We have negotiated and advised upon some of the major projects in the UAE – from pre-tender stage right through to project completion. We frequently advise in relation to major retail, leisure, residential and office developments.
We assist our clients – be they employers, contractors or consultants – on all aspects of contract interpretation and procedures during the course of projects.
Our Firm also provides explicit consultation on FIDIC (The International Federation of Consulting Engineers) contracts in UAE, as well as drafting such a contract most suitable for your situation and your contracting party by adding the necessary provisions under UAE law and eliminating those which are disadvantageous.
We offer a full range of real estate services in areas including financing, acquisitions and disposals, land use, environmental law, strata law, planning and development, construction and leasing.
Our team is regularly involved in the establishment of mixed-use developments, industrial projects and strata structures. We also have extensive experience in major projects, infrastructure and commercial developments, including retail, leisure, residential and office developments.
We provide advisory and litigation services for financial crimes, white collar crimes and related matters. We also deal with various regulatory bodies in order to assist or prosecute cross-border violations and multiple jurisdictions.
We advise a wide range of clients, including financial institutions, government-owned entities, multi-national corporations and high-profile individuals.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in domestic and international arbitration. We represent a broad range of clients in various UAE court appointed, ad hoc, DIAC, Dubai Municipality, ADCCI, DIFC-LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL arbitrations.
We have worked on many of the most significant and high-profile commercial litigation cases heard before the UAE and DIFC courts, and we act on complex, high value arbitrations. Our experience spans all industry sectors.
We advise and provide legal solutions to families in business, and also to investors seeking a solid and efficient platform for wealth management and preservation.
We assist our clients in building legal structures and put in place binding agreements which defend family assets from both external and internal risks.
Our Firm provides specialized assistance to business structuring and investments to reduce and manage legal risks and exposures, formulate clear pathways to succession under both Shari’a and common law inheritance rules.
We also provide our assistance to prepare wills for non-Muslims made under the jurisdiction of the Dubai International Financial Center and also prepare wills for expatriate nationals effective under regional legal systems.