Corporate & Commercial

Our in-depth and extensive corporate and commercial experience serves a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from multi-national institutions and public corporations to recognized international brands, private companies, SMEs and entrepreneurs or new market entrants.

We have particular expertise in advising companies looking to expand their online presence or to enter the e-commerce sector. Our experience of this highly complex legal and regulatory environment is well recognised in UAE and beyond.

Our company formation services include offering advice and guidance to our clients on choosing the best place for establishing a new entity or protecting assets, whether onshore in conjunction with a local business partner or agent, or offshore from one of the large number of free zones throughout UAE. Our local knowledge and practical approach are particularly effective in ensuring that the best choices are made.

We advise on all aspects of a business’s ongoing commercial affairs. This may be:

  • Corporate governance matters
  • Regulatory trade compliance
  • Mergers
  • IPOs
  • Joint Ventures
  • Business or asset acquisitions
  • Business or asset disposals
  • Security underwriting
  • Shareholders arrangements
  • Commercial arrangements, including drafting in English or Arabic of agency, distribution or franchising agreements
  • Corporate restructuring
  • E-commerce support
  • GDPR compliance
  • Online business operations
  • Corporate taxation

We pride ourselves on offering pragmatic and commercially-minded legal support, based on  expert knowledge of local laws and regulations, as well as international best practice.