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Corporate and Commercial

Contact Person(s)

Representative Matters

Our corporate practice includes:

Advising on the structuring and establishment of businesses in the UAE.

Advising on all aspects of the purchase or sale of businesses, including due diligence, structuring of the transaction, negotiation and documentation of the deal.

Advising on UAE employment matters, including within the UAE’s various free zones.

Conducting the due diligence for IPOs, the sale and acquisition of business, as well as for debt and equity capital raising.

Assisting in board restructuring and management changes in free zones and onshore entities.

Advising on patents, trademarks, copyrights, know-how and other intellectual property matters including disputes that may arise.

Advising ports, corporate entities and individuals on a variety of matters relating to customs laws and regulations applicable in the UAE, and on custom duties in connection with importing and exporting goods across the GCC and other countries.

Liaising with the various governmental departments including the various municipalities, the land departments, and the economic development departments on a variety of matters including filing and registration of certain documents and agreements, setting up of companies, corporate compliance, liquidations, and registration of trademarks.

Advising foreign and local investors on structuring corporate equity investments, and on the drafting and negotiation of shareholders agreements, share purchase and sale agreements, asset purchase agreements, and share transfer agreements. Advising on data, privacy and risk management issues.

Our commercial practice matters:

Advising on a broad range of commercial agreements including, franchise and license agreements, distribution agreements, technology use and development agreements, outsourcing agreements, service and agency agreements, supply and distribution agreements, asset and equity acquisition agreements, labour and employment agreements among many others.

Advising a government authority in Abu Dhabi on a series of RFPs and contracts in connection with its IT transformation project. The RFPs and contracts are in relation to professional services and IT services providers.

Advising banks and other financial institutions on their vendor agreements, cash collection and pick up agreements, and third-party service provider consultancy agreements.

Advising a leading architectural and engineering services company in the region on agency agreement with a security systems provider.

Advising a UAE developer on the purchase and sale agreement, construction contracts and consultant agreement of AED 6 billion residential, commercial, retail and hotel development project in Dubai Land.

Advising an investment company on the purchase and sale agreement, construction contracts and consultant agreement of AED 1.2 billion residential, commercial and hotel development project in Jumeirah Village South.

Advising a European hotel operator on the purchase and sale agreement, construction contracts, consultant agreement, financing agreements/arrangements and hotel management agreement for an AED 400 Million residential, commercial and hotel development project in Jumeirah Lake Towers.