We have extensive experience of working alongside issuers, investment banks and financial and other advisors, and capital markets regulators locally and internationally, to bring companies through their IPO process successfully. Our long established working relationships with market regulators and listing authorities in the region puts us in a unique position to assist clients in obtaining access to local markets, particularly in the establishment of IPO structures tailored to meet our clients’ specific needs.
We also advise foreign and local entities with regard to corporate investment matters which include the conduct of due diligence; the structuring of corporate equity investments; the drafting and negotiation of shareholders agreements, share purchase and sale agreements, asset purchase agreements, and share transfer agreements; and the termination of equity investments.
We are well placed to provide all legal services ancillary to a listing and typically prefer to act as a single point of contact from a legal perspective.
Acting as UAE counsel to a major Emirati real estate development group on its IPO of depositary receipts on the London Stock Exchange, raising USD 348 million. Prepared the due diligence report and advised on the IPO structuring. This deal won ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL’s Deals of the Year 2014 award.
Acting as UAE counsel to an Emirati Group on its admission to the Dubai Financial Market and a secondary offering.
Acting as UAE counsel for a major Eastern European investment group in connection with its proposed admission onto the NASDAQ Dubai exchange.
Acting as UAE counsel to a Singapore-based manufacturer in connection with its listing on the SGX-ST (Singapore). Prepared the due diligence report for the UAE business interests and prepared UAE related sections of the offer document.
Advising a UAE entity on the incorporation of a real estate business as a public shareholding company and subsequent underwriting of the initial public offering of shares of the public company on the Abu Dhabi stock exchange.
Advising the majority shareholders of a UAE Group of companies in connection with the Group’s listing/delisting from the NASDAQ Dubai exchange and investigation by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.
Advising a UAE-based ship repair/building company on its listing on, and subsequent delisting from, the Dubai Financial Market.