We are frequently called upon to advise on corporate restructuring matters for clients. Our lawyers structure, implement and critique our clients’ corporate structures on a regular basis, which are typically driven by streamlining business processes and divisions, tax efficiency, liability and risk management, fund-raising, IP holding and licensing, and often estate or succession planning.
Being a UAE-based law firm with unmatched history and depth of experience in the jurisdiction, we are uniquely placed to provide valuable practical insights into the risks and benefits associated with corporate structures in the region, as well as to implement the structures we recommend.
Advised on a corporate restructuring pre and post the sale of 51% interest in the group. The restructuring was aimed at improving the client’s control of the group prior to the sale, and at achieving the target structure which has been agreed upon between the parties after the sale.
Advised one of the world’s top beauty producers on restructuring the UAE nominee interest as part of the sale to a private equity group.
Advised a celebrity hairstylist on UAE restructuring as part of the sale of a minority interest of one of its brands. The restructuring included complex and cross-border share swap involving a Dubai Airport Free Zone company.
Advised a major UAE-based operator of well-known food service brands on the restructuring of the group, consisting of 15+ companies located both onshore and in free zones in the UAE.
Advised a family owned FMCG business with over AED 1 billion in annual revenue on its family settlement and extensive division and restructuring, involving over 10 legal entities and over 50 branches in the UAE, GCC and South Asia.
Advised and assisted one of the largest Swiss multi-national companies in its multi-jurisdictional asset transfers and corporate restructuring of its UAE corporate entities.
Advised a UAE-based oil and gas services group on an international, comprehensive restructuring prior to the sale of the group to a third party.
Advised shareholders of a publicly listed entity with an annual turnover above USD 1 billion on extensive corporate and debt restructuring, including multiple subsidiary entities.