With the emerging prominence of education as one of the most prime sectors in the Middle East, we have given our key focus to this sector. Several prestigious entities including colleges, training academies, schools and pre-schools, have benefitted from our advice and established themselves strongly in UAE. Rich experience in dealing in areas such as corporate structuring, intellectual property, regulatory, employment, corporate commercial and dispute resolution helps us in our continuous growth from strength to strength.
Educational entities get valuable and experienced rich advice from us on:
- Construction and Infrastructure
- Real Estate
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Joint Ventures
- Intellectual Property
- R and D innovation
- Legislation and Policy
- Dispute resolution
- General commercial advisory
- Environmental laws
- Sustainable Development
We work with start to finish approach and guide educational entities at every step. Combination of skills, hard work and strategic foresight ensures international standard services in the UAE. Realizing the importance of the education sector in national and social development, since our inception we have paid key attention to this sector and have helped several renowned entities in their path to success.
Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
The current growth of the sector in the Middle East drew our prime attention to the sector. Our team of experts drawn from all relevant practice areas, including corporate M & A, commercial, arbitration, media and technology, regulatory, media and telecommunications, employment and incentives, real estate and several others have the expertise to give the best legal services in the region. Our wealth of experience and skilful team has set up a new benchmark of efficiency in the related services.
Our wide client base encompasses all the major healthcare service providers in the region such as government entities, private equity firms specialized in healthcare investment, insurance providers, medical research institutes and several other esteem pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors.
Primarily, we deal in providing advice on regulatory aspects of the healthcare sector. We have rich experience and expertise in the sectors such as:
- Clinical research
- Analysis of regional regulation and ministerial guidance
- Regulatory due diligence on M&A transactions
- Accreditation requirement
- Do not resuscitate (DNR) orders and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment procedures
- Ethical standards and code practices
- Regulatory due diligence on M&A transactions
- Pharmacovigilance requirements
- Practitioner licensing and qualifications verification
- Practitioner and nursing scope of practice
- Legislative compliance
- Legal screen
- Facilities policies and procedures
- Organ donation
- Pharmaceutical and medical device registration
Our wide array of legal services in the respective sector also deals with construction and infrastructure, banking and finance, commercial, corporate and finance, dispute resolution and medical practices and employment. Our expertise in the sector will assist you in resolving your issues in the most efficient manner possible.
Power, water and renewable energy
The region’s economic growth and economic development have led to an increase in overall energy need. With the evolution of power, water and renewable energy sector, the Middle East has become one of the most active global markets in the development and delivery of related projects.
With our wide range of skills and an expert team, we have served several national and international clients on the related issues and gained a huge wealth of experience. Over the past few years, our renowned group has given valuable advice to several key participants in the sector, including governments, lenders, sponsors, contractors and operators. We have been involved in many of the leading and innovative transactions in the region and have solved their problems in an efficient manner.
We have expertise in handling the industries at the core of the Middle East’s growth. Be it power & transmission, oil and gas, rail and transport, and water and waste we provide the most practical and real-time services for all.
As renewable energy offers an important opportunity to diversify countries’ energy mixes, the investment in renewable energy is picking up in the Middle East. We have paid special attention to the sector. We have a depth of resources to advice on all aspects of a project for the most competitive form of power generation.
Hospitality and Leisure
Being a tourist hotspot, the Middle Eastern region receives a huge influx of tourists from all across the globe. The leading commercial hub is a breeding ground for luxury hotels, leisure, entertainment areas and several restaurant industries. The exponential growth in the sector over the past few years has attracted more talents, brands and operators in the region.
We have handled all the issues related to this sector since our inception with utmost perfection and sincerity. Our highly qualified and invaluable first-hand experienced team of lawyers has advised, operators, hotel & restaurant brands, investors and stakeholders, asset managers, businesses and developers. Our turnkey advice has helped them to flourish and grow at a much faster pace with ever-increasing sophistication and quality.
Our wide array of services includes:
- Merger and acquisitions
- Business expansion and long term strategy planning
- Joint ventures and shareholder arrangements
- Franchise and branding arrangements
- Project finance
- Acquisition and Disposal
- Project finance
- Brand Protection and enforcement
- Great commercial and operational matters
- Employment and HR
- Dispute resolution
- Hotel and Resort development
- Off-plan sales of real estate assets
- Jointly owned real estate schemes
- Leaseback arrangement
- Sale and leaseback arrangements
- And much more
Technology, Telecommunication and Media
The wide scope of technology, telecommunication and media sector is being exploited at a very rapid pace in the Middle East. Being a buzzing hub of dynamic sports events like Formula 1 races in each Abu Dhabi and Dubai and world-class gold rugby tournaments, the region has attracted sports tourism and several other ancillary markets. Several leading local and international companies are involved in the telecommunication and media industry in the modern-day Middle East.
We have a dedicated team of lawyers for technology, telecommunication and media issues. Our team of experts provides a comprehensive range of legal services in the region.
We give our valuable advice to renowned local and international companies on the following matters:
- Broadcasting agreements
- Venue Management
- Event sponsorship
- Brand protection and exploitation
- Stakeholders integration
- Dispute resolution
Today, keeping a constant watch on emerging trends of technology has become the need of the hour for businesses. Technology is an opportunity to spread businesses worldwide and helps businesses to reach unprecedented heights.
We offer our technology services to renowned businesses and guide entities to extract better gains and align their technology capability with their objective strategy. We have expertise in tackling all aspects of the business from managing finances, embarking on research and development activities, marketing products and improving operations.
We provide advisory services in:
- Business Management
- Research, Technological Development & Innovation
- Business Start-ups
Over the last few years, the retail sector in the region has grown exponentially, varying the market trends in the region. In diverse market conditions, various significant market players have emerged in the Middle East. With the appearance of leading national and multinational firms in the picture, the competition has heightened and a new way has emerged for a variety of legal activities.
We, seeing the deep penetration of the sector in the economy, have established a dedicated team of lawyers having a wealth of experience in the related field. We offer a wide range of services to the leading local and international firms.
Our specialist practitioners are from places across the globe including North America, Africa, Middle East and Australia. Our team is highly qualified and extensively experienced to provide the best possible legal solutions for every complex issue. All our lawyers are qualified to practice in all the courts across the Middle East and have a special right to act as the audience in proceedings of the courts.
Our rich experience combined with our eminent services plays a key role in helping retail clients. We aspire to assist our clients in developing a practical and pragmatic strategy and supporting them in seamless execution. We make impactful and profitable differentiated strategies for our clients supported by the right tactical decisions and practical action plans. We primarily deal in joint ventures, IP, licensing and regulatory compliance work.
Aviation, Shipping and Transportation
We provide assistance from the initial phase to closing the deal. Our specialist aviation lawyers with their rich exposure in the related field provide the most practical legal solutions and commercial advice on the drafting of documents. From passenger and cargo claims, finance, sale and purchase, asset leasing to employment matters, we provide a wide range of services to the aviation industry.
With our well-balanced shipping practice, we have advised several shipping clients. Be it shipbuilders and yards, government entities, ship owning, cargo interest, insurers, underwriters, chartering companies or P&I clubs, we have served all in the most efficient manner possible.
Utilizing our skills and experience we help our clients on the following matters:
· Ship Finance
· Dispute Resolution
· Ship Building
· Mergers and Acquisitions
· Dispute resolution
Our experts in transport department provide a wide range of services to the aviation and shipping industry. Our service base extends to:
· Shipping clients
· Maintenance organization
· Insurers and banks
Our expertise lies in acting in financing arrangements, providing aircraft repossession advice, repossession proceedings and litigation involving aircraft finance and leasing.
To meet the financial goals of businesses, we provide our expert financial advice to eminent local and global clients. Our dedicated team uses top of the line knowledge, technology and processes to give the most pragmatic and practical financial services. Over the past few years, we have served various local and global entities in a timely and cost-effective manner. Our well experienced and highly professional lawyers have the expertise of working in multi-jurisdictions. Our global exposure and strong regional knowledge set us apart from others.
Our wide range of clients encompasses various renowned multinational companies, private equity firms, creditor, and shareholders. All our foresighted plans and investment advice are backed by in-depth research and knowledge.
Our practitioners offer specialized service for:
· Corporate Finance
· Restructuring Services
· M&A Transaction Services
Construction and Real Estate
Seeing the explosive growth of construction and Real Estate in the Middle East, we have a dedicated team of lawyers to handle related issues. Our team with years of experience and vast practical knowledge has given the most valuable suggestions to various leading firms in the business. We help our clients to make informed decisions and achieve a competitive advantage by reducing cost, managing risk, and increasing operational efficiencies.
Our Construction and Real Estate Advisory service professionals advise on aligning the real estate strategy with wider enterprise objectives. We help clients in exploring new structure options, improving the efficiency of operations and balancing portfolios to maximize return on investment.
Our service offerings, which aim to improve overall performance, include:
· Process and technology
· Project management oversight advisory
· Strategic services
· Delivery strategy and operational model
· Technology and implementation
· Governance and control
· Portfolio strategy and location advisory
· Project and risk assessments
· Cost evaluation
· Risk mitigation, processes and control
Manufacturing and Industrial
One of the most prominent pillars of the Middle Eastern economy is Manufacturing and Industrial sector. Understanding the vast potential we offer the legal specialism to the sector, in the most efficient manner possible. With the depth of understanding of the industry and years of experience, we provide our clients with a comprehensive advice service for both procurement and resolving disputes.
Our huge client base includes the entire spectrum of financiers, contractors, project consultants and developers. Our services are delivered both on time and a value-added basis.
We have rich experience in advising major project works, including infrastructure and commercial development. We have helped major retail, leisure, offices and residential developments projects.
Our advice is targeted to meet our client’s needs and expectations. Our end-to-end approach of working with our clients differs us from our competitors. With broad capabilities expertise and depth of resources, we have assisted our clients on all aspects of contract interpretation and procedures during the course of projects.
We are here to help you in harnessing new ways of managing capital. To shoot your business to new heights of success, we provide you with the best integrated consulting and transaction advisory services. We open the new gates of possibilities for your business and takes it to new glories. We enhance business growth by providing access to new markets, sales and distribution channels, reducing operation cost, optimizing infrastructure and costs.
Better deal strategies can bring a tremendous amount of success to businesses. Deals make a way for huge opportunities for business transformation and faster growth. We are here to assist you in having your biggest catch. Our advisory services and the proper implementation of those strategies that bring the most expert capabilities and valuable insights to M&A transformations.
Our team with global perspectives and enormous wealth of experience provide its assistance to several national and international clients. We provide our valuable expert strategies, transaction advisory and management services with utmost efficiency. In addition to this, we offer our clients advisory to attain more growth, add more value to their organization and outshine their competitors. Blending expert knowledge, tremendous expertise and deep insight we have refined corporate portfolios through disposals and created value to reorient and re-invest.
Utilizing a perfect blend of perspectives and insights we help our clients to create value by breaking the walls of conventional thinking and bringing real industry insights and providing on the ground support. By availing the benefit of our expertise and deep understanding of current market trends several renowned entities have captured value and sustained profitable growth.
Our proficiency encompasses a wide circle of services including:
- Optimizing the portfolio
- Providing assistance as lead advisor
- Providing independent advice on valuation
- Optimizing and restructuring the portfolio
- Providing assistance in the assessment of industry dynamics
- Creating the most efficient deal strategies
- Providing assistance in developing capital structure and financing options
- Assisting clients on the process of navigating tax and accounting complexity
- Providing support on accelerating corporate goals, with end-to-end value optimization
At the Grey Advisory Group, we assist our clients in developing the right strategic vision to seize the right opportunity and implement that strategy at a faster pace. Combining the right skills and well-researched strategies we guide our clients at every stage during the complete life cycle. Our valuable and experienced rich insight has helped several renowned clients to uncover worthy opportunities and earn huge prestige for their organization. We unlock the door of possibilities for you by capturing more value and keeping you on track to achieve your developmental goals. We work with integrated strategic perspective and execution insights and help in seamless conduct of business.
Our group, coupling its foresighted strategy with a wealth of experience provides financial advice on raising capital assist in investment options and uncover new opportunities.
We provide unrivalled M&A support at every stage of the complete lifecycle:
- Advising and assisting on target identification and evaluation
- Providing assistance in matters related to Joint Ventures and partnership strategy
- Assisting on Merger and acquisition to both buyer and seller
- Corporate restructuring
- Advising on IPO and follow-up IPOs
- Advising exit strategies
- Providing assistance on planning and execution
Whether you need assistance on a merger and acquisition, market entry, business expansion, organic growth strategy, we can assist you. Combination of the most rigorous analysis, deep understanding and international exposure helps us to come up with the best possible services for our clients. We work on industry-specific needs using our local knowledge and serve our clients in the most efficient manner possible.
Analyzing and deeply understanding the market we uncover the most beneficial growth opportunities and ensure superior returns for our clients. We work closely with our clients redefining their growth strategy and bring the best ever deals for them.
We aspire to deliver international standard practices and serve the diverse Middle East businesses in the most effective manner possible.
By acquiring years of experience and building trust, we have become the leader of the industry today. We are the unrivalled and unmatched law firm serving in the Middle East region. Combing our valuable insight and expertise in the relevant field we have been providing the most robust and productive global transaction services into our clients across the globe.
Our highly qualified and well-experienced team provides a combination of financial, commercial and operational insight to every deal. Our dedicated team of specialist serves our clients with unparalleled knowledge throughout the deal process. We provide well researched and thoroughly analyzed advisory services to ensure the maximum return for our clients.
We provide our insight and perspective on all the major aspects of a deal covering divestiture, strategic alliance, acquisition with a prime objective of fulfilling our client’s expectations and requirements. All of our advisory services are firstly well analyzed and deeply studied covering all the possible outcomes and are in compliance with the strategic goals of various business models.
Our team of specialists thoroughly analyze and validates all the operational, commercial, financial and strategic assumptions and ensures there are no loopholes in the deal. We assist our clients with
- Buy-side Due Diligence
- Vendor Due Diligence
- Deal execution
- Acquisition that leads to value addition
Our wealth of experience comes from working on several aspects including market due diligence, synergy validation, future cash flows, all operational issues, maintainable earning and deal structuring. We work closely with our clients, checking all the aspects of deal and advice them making well-informed decisions.
How do we help our clients?
By side due diligence
- We help our clients by providing them assistance in understanding the business target and increasing the possibility of its achieving the desired goals.
- We give our assistance by highlighting the potential issues that may occur during transactions, negotiation and documents.
- We provide our assistance by highlighting the strong areas of business and advising on making more benefits out of that sector.
- We provide aid to our clients by highlighting weak sectors of the business and built foresighted strategies to rebuilt them.
- We help our clients in understanding critical success factors and maximizing the return on business deals.
- We assist our clients in case of any dispute during business lifecycle and try to resolve them at a cost-effective and timely manner.
Vendor due diligence
- By providing assistance in reducing disruption to the business
- Advising on reducing uncertainty risk for finance buyers
- By ensuring the vendor retains pace and initiative in the entire sale process
- By providing assistance to vendors on controlling the sale process at the timing of the sale and generate maximum profit
- Providing assistance in the execution of disinvestment and accelerate transfer to the new owner
In today’s complex business landscape, our specialists focus on helping the client to identify, analyze, understand and successfully implement their growth strategies and succeeding. We work to ensure that our deals deliver lasting and superior results for all stakeholders.
Our team with its sharp strategies will always produce desired results and never let any business deal fail. Combining our understanding, experience and foresight perspective ensures that our clients get the best result.
Mergers and acquisitions can lead to exponential growth of the business. Our specialist provides the most effective insight and perspective on such deals to our clients. Keeping in mind the market dynamics, revenue system, talent and compliance we deliver the most effective, practical and profit-making advisories after analyzing your business goals and models.
Business Recovery Services
We are one of the few law firms that provide business recovery services in the region. The advisory services we offer have enormously benefitted several leading local and multinational companies. As a leading firm, we offer our advisory services to creditors, lenders, and individuals suffering from adverse financial situations and help them to develop the most effective solution. In addition to this, we provide our valuable assistance in implementing the solution and strategies with ease and precision.
With deep market insight and global exposure, we are well placed to advise you with the most efficient business solutions. We assist our clients in grabbing the most productive opportunities in a time of adversity.
Our expertise lies in providing assistance on the following issues:
We can take your business out of insolvency if approached early enough. Our team of experienced practitioners has all the relevant skills to deal with such business issues.
Over the years, we have advised a number of clients ranging from owner-managed enterprises to large multinational companies. We provide our valuable assistance to companies and show them the ways to rescue their business and provide them on-ground support in the recovery of value for financial stakeholders.
The wide range of corporate insolvency services that we provide covers all the related aspects of the business including administrative support, compulsory liquidations and creditors’ voluntary liquidation and company voluntary arrangements. In addition to this, we provide assistance in dealing with other formal and informal insolvency proceedings.
The specialists of our team provide assistance to creditors and individuals also. Coupling experience, knowledge and innovative ideas we provide our clients with the most practical and efficient solutions.
We provide the most efficient solutions to underperforming businesses through operational restructuring. The team of specialists comprises of best national and international experts. Combining expertise knowledge and enormous experience, we provide the best restructuring solutions for seamless and agile recovery of businesses.
We work after deeply analyzing and understanding your business needs and causes of its underperforming. At the second stage, we develop a well researched and effective action plan after having a brainstorming session with management, creditors and other stakeholders. The team provides on ground support in implementing the realistic, practical and effective plan.
How do we help our clients?
- Providing valuable assistance in assessing short term cash flow
- Providing assistance in developing and implementing the restructure plan
- Accessing quick wins in working capital improvement
- Providing profound support in external stakeholder negotiation
- Supporting in cost evaluation and risk mitigation
- Accessing interim managers with relevant experience for quick and fast recovery
- Quick recovery from the crisis
- Advising and assisting on maximizing value for lender/creditor
- Providing efficient support in preserving the business and management retaining control
- Providing assistance in cross-border restructuring
- Assisting in developing smooth relations with creditors and debtors
- Providing assistance to clients in better understanding the commercial and financial position of business
Debt and capital Advisory
Our team has served various renowned local and global companies on raising debt finance, obtaining waivers, refinance and several other issues. We develop a comprehensive set of potential solutions after discussing with senior management, board and the related authorities.
Our expertise lies in :
- Advising and assisting on competitive tenders for a financial solution
- Providing assistance on negotiating restructurings, including debt for equity swaps.
- Assisting in maintaining a good relationship with stakeholders
- Assisting in the management of the rating agency process
- Debt rescheduling
- Dispute Resolution
We have a dedicated team to deal with issues related to corporate simplification. Our clients can take benefit of reducing their operational cost by achieving a more transparent corporate structure with our help. We dissolve the inactive companies and help you to increase the productivity and efficiency of the business.
We provide advice on the following issues:
- Reducing associated risks with the business and the group
- Making foresight strategies and effective planning for the project
- Various ways of dissolution
- Avoiding the potential risks
Delivering Deal Value
We have rich experience in dealing with matters related to delivering deal value. Our team of specialist comes from diverse backgrounds including Europe, Australia, North America and Africa. The diversity and international exposure of the team help us to deliver the most practical and robust solutions to resolve any business issue.
Our team ensures that the clients understand the main business drivers and key areas of opportunity to deliver deal value from transaction smoothly and efficiently. Combining legal and technical expertise our team of specialist ensures that transactions are conducted quickly.
Our technical expertise coupled with the skills of various disciplines make sure that our clients get the most productive and efficient solution in the following matters:
- M&A integration
- Operational due diligence
- Post deal performance improvement
- Divestitures and carve-outs
Our qualified team helps in perfection execution of process and bring out the best deal value. With the deep technical understanding and experience, we help our clients by:
- Providing efficient assistance on developing the business and synergy cases
- Accessing the success of past acquisitions
- Evaluating readiness of firms for integration
- Verifying due diligence
- Resolving disputes through mediation
- Creating productive integration plans
Divestitures and carve-outs
Our firm has huge experience in dealing with disinvestment and Carve Out process. Our highly qualified team has worked for a wide range of clients from standalone businesses to most complex Carve-Outs. We work in close connection with vendors as well as buyers and maximize our client’s ability to deliver deal value. Working in a range of sectors has enabled us to deliver the most effective service in both time and cost-effective manner.
We offer the following services:
- Providing support to vendors for preparing cost-effective and profitable separation plans to maximize sale proceeds
- Providing assistance in assessing inter-company dependencies
- Providing assistance in analyzing and separation risks
- Providing assistance throughout the sale process
- Providing assistance in defining an efficient IT environment to support the business plan
Carve Out Due Diligence
- Providing assistance in reviewing management’s separation plan
- Providing support in cost evaluation (estimate)
- Providing support related to IT systems and infrastructure
Carve Out Planning and Implementation
- Providing ground support in the effective implementation of separation.
- Assisting in maintaining detailed status reporting
- Providing assistance in risk mitigation
Carve Out Financials
- Providing support in management on the preparation of Carve-Out Financial Statements
Operational Due Diligence
Combining deal experience with the practical knowledge, we provide our valuable assistance in buying and selling businesses. The team of specialist supports clients across all the stages of the deal after deeply analyzing standalone performance improvement opportunities, key operational risks and potential merger synergies. Our highly qualified and experienced team provides insight and perspective on operational risks and work to reduce operational costs and increase project efficiencies.
We help our clients by providing assistance with:
- Assessing the target’s operation and its risks
- Analyzing and resolving carve-out issues
- Identifying and challenging synergies
- Determining performance gaps and loopholes
- Identifying areas of quick improvement
- Assisting in grabbing the right business opportunity
Post-deal performance improvement
With extensive experience of helping business integration new acquisitions, we have resolved several deal issues for local and global clients. The team of experts efficiently manages the issues related to employee management, transactions and post-deal reviews in both time and cost-effective manner, causing minimal disruption to ongoing business.
Our in-depth knowledge and expertise in related subject matter ensure that our clients get the potential value forecast when originally put together. Our invaluable insight and perspective help our client to solely focus on core business and save considerable money and time.
- We provide ground support to manage the dynamic changes, pre-deal and post-deal
- We provide advice and assistance in preparing detailed action plans
- We conduct post-deal reviews and assess the implementation of strategies
- We assist our clients on better management of employees
We offer our invaluable insight and perspective on the matters related to valuations. Our wealth of expertise coupled with the in-depth knowledge enables us to bring an integrated valuation, accounting, tax and business advisory model. We assist eminent national and international clients in uncovering greater value from existing assets and resources.
We provide the following aid and assistance to our clients:
Purchase Price Allocation: Purchase Accounting massively impacts post-acquisition deals under regional laws and regulations. Having the right valuation advisor involved may assist you in understanding financial accounting and reporting requirements that can enormously impact business profit.
Our specialist can assist you in evaluating and accounting needs to determine your new business. We provide our real-time advice throughout the deal process after deeply analyzing and understanding the regulatory risks. Our accounting capabilities coupled with valuation expertise can assist you in better management and execution of the deal.
Tax valuations: Our team efficiently deals with the most critical component of a tax planning strategy, tax valuation. The highly qualified and experienced professionals help clients to understand the way of taxing authorities assessing a transaction and strategizing in compliance with them.
Our team is well qualified to provide assistance to national and multinational companies with the latest valuation techniques. We take extreme care of documentation and related work that needs to be submitted before the relevant government authorities.
Impairment tests: Dynamic economic conditions heavily impacts the value of assets of a company. Our experts can assist you in developing a practical and real-time strategy for impairment testing and show you potential ways to improve your business needs. Our expertise lies in financial reporting, valuation and accounting services.
Property, plant & equipment values: The centre of gravity of the company’s balance sheet lies in the property, plant and equipment values. Our team with its expertise and knowledge offers its valuable services including tax, consulting and financial reporting. The professionals can assist you with a range of valuation and asset management issues. The robust advice and strategies can help companies grow from strength to strength. We cater to both real property and personal property and provide ground assistance in the most efficient manner possible.
Assessing and evaluating the deal value
We are the regional leaders in providing the best consultancy service in relation to deal value. Our experts have a deep knowledge base and experiences of working across the globe. We have successfully served several high profile clients over the years and received their appreciation.
We provide our transaction value advice and our expertise lies in providing the following services:
- Assisting and analyzing pre-deal business value
- Identifying the most efficient transaction model advisory
- Dealing with financial risks and sensitivities
- Providing support for forecast analysis
- Providing assistance in relation to synergy value
- Reviewing model
With a range of skills in various disciplines, our team provides the analytics services on:
- Project cost evaluation
- Project value
- Market analytics
- Price, margin and profit analytics
- Capital analytics
- Portfolio analytics and capital management
- Advanced value analytics for margin improvement
- Investment appraisals and business case development
We provide esteemed arbitration practices of international standards in the Middle East. Unlike others in the region, we conduct the practices in English as well as Arabic. Our footprints in the region are unmatched and we have rich expertise in practising in a wide variety of jurisdictions.
By practising in a variety of jurisdictions, our lawyers have gained a rich knowledge base and wealth of experience. By serving various local and international clients, we have gained the trust of several entities. Our vast knowledge base and expertise in regional laws distinguish us from others. We take esteemed pride and honour in being one of the leading law firms in the Middle East. We aspire to deliver the best legal solutions to complex issues and serve the society in the most efficient manner possible.
With our unsurpassed combination of specialist legal skills our arbitration legal services include:
- Joint ventures
- Renewable and Non- Renewable Energy
- Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions
- Media and Telecommunication
- Hospitality and Leisure
- Entertainment industry
- Construction and Real Estate
- Healthcare and pharmaceuticals
- Mining and like activities
- Natural Resources
- Infrastructure and Engineering
- Dispute Resolution
We offer international standard services and access to expert arbitration lawyers. Our lawyers are well-versed in arbitration offered by the major international arbitration institutions including PCA, ICC and several other forms of ad-hoc arbitration and institutional arbitration.
Our team has the expertise and practical knowledge in providing legal services to a wide range of sectors. Members of our team are so renowned that their writings and lectures on the international issues related to arbitration have been appreciated all throughout the world.
We also act on complex issues related to investment arbitration under bilateral and multilateral issues. All our valuable pieces of advice and services have helped us to mark unrivalled and unmatched footprints in the region. Our client’s trust in us is the drug that stimulates us to bring out the extraordinary services and serve the community by solving their problems. We take extreme pride in our frequent appointments as counsel in arbitrations seated outside the region. The appreciation and trust of prime international firms on us makes us feel extremely fortunate and inspires us to come up with even better services.
We have the honour and experience of being regularly appointed as counsel in arbitrations administered by several renowned firms such as DIAC, ADCCAC and several other entities.
We take pride in offering one of the region’s foremost international practices. Our presence in the region has helped several leading local and international firms to grow at a much faster pace without getting tangled in legal hassles.
We are known for changing the course of legal services in the Middle Eastern region and setting up new benchmarks of qualitative services.
With our huge wealth of experience, we have been actively advising key partners in the relevant sector and solving their various complex legal issues. With the combination of skills and hard work and strategic foresight, we have advised our clients on various fronts that helped them to grow from strength to strength. We aspire to deliver the most practical and pragmatic legal solutions to our clients that meet their needs and expectations and help them grow exponentially without legal tangles.
We advise on all aspects of corporate legal services while maintaining our focus on our clients’ overall commercial objectives in structuring and negotiating transactions. Our regional and international clients have gained from our qualitative and timely services.
Our wealth of experience comes from:
- Advising government authorities on the regulatory framework to attract FDI in the region.
- Advising government authorities on the establishment of free zones
- Reorganizing Groups
- Advising on the optimal corporate structure
- Advising on corporate laws and regulations
- Advising on restructuring or transaction structure
- Advising on company formation, including setting up of new branches and representative offices of foreign companies.
- Advising on corporate matters related to corporate tendering
Our clients hugely benefit from the deep understanding of our region’s business and legal environment that enables them to make informed decisions on structuring and conducting their business in a productive manner.
Our corporate legal services include advising clients on the following areas:
- Company and Commercial Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Joint Ventures and Private Equity
- Takeovers and Investment Structures
- Leveraged buyouts, Management buy-outs, Capital Injection and Investment Exits
- Legal Due Diligence
- Share & Asset Acquisition Agreements
- Shareholders & Joint Venture Agreements
We offer valuable advice on corporate structuring and restructuring projects. We design a structure for our client that is legally compliant with their commercial goals in mind and implementing that structure in a profound manner. With the depth of skills and expertise in various disciplines, our team offers solutions in areas of business structuring, corporate restructuring, capital market consulting and corporate structuring in the most efficient manner possible.
Our contacts in the region with prominent entities and wealth of expertise in relation to conducting business set us apart from others. We deal with all aspects of corporate, regulatory financial, banking, and general transaction work. We are known in the region for setting new benchmarks and expanding the horizons of the services. Our highest standard of responsiveness and timely delivery of services has helped us win the trust of our clients.
We provide invaluable insights on various structuring options with an aim to enhance stakeholders’ value and take it to glorious heights. With the right mix of technical, commercial and operational experience, we offer unique and most innovative legal solutions. Our team has expertise knowledge in related sectors and offer solutions in the areas of capital market consulting, business structuring, structuring inbound, corporate structuring and corporate restructuring.
Several renowned national and international firms have shown their deep trust in us and reached glorious heights using our services. We consider it our honour and pleasure working with such esteemed firms. Their extreme faith and reliability on us have inspired us to work with excellence and help society to achieve its developmental goals.
By seeing the active engagement of the government of Dubai in supporting the use of mediation to resolve disputes, we have formed a special cell of trained and expert meditation specialists. The team plays a prominent role in assisting as counsel in meditations across the Middle East.
We strongly believe in resolving disputes between parties through mediation is best for businesses. The astonishing success rate of mediation has also been approved by the prestigious Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in its survey.
We give a choice to the parties to choose the mediator themselves by an agreement. Our mediators with huge experience facilitate the negotiation between the parties and resolve disputes quickly saving both time and money of our clients. While the negotiation goes on, the mediator follows a strict process which includes the following stages:
The parties decide what information has to be shared with the mediator and with others. Privacy and secrecy are never compromised by our trained mediators. Our experts will leave no stone unturned in facilitating the negotiation and provide the best chance in maintaining a good relationship between the parties. The entire process is organized as per the will and requirement of parties.
Our team of mediators is richly experienced and capable of solving a broad range of disputes such as:
- Property disputes
- Construction and engineering disputes
- Corporate disputes
- Financial services
- Shareholder disputes
- Insurance and commodities
Our fully trained teams provide mediation services in both Arabic and English. We work with foresight strategy and use start to finish approach in mediation matters. We guide our clients at every step and advise them the most practical solutions. Our legal advisers work with a well-planned strategy keeping in mind the interest of our clients.
We help our clients in choosing the right mediator and then assist them in preparation of information which needs or need not be disclosed. We allow our clients to attend the mediation meeting and support them in negotiation with proper guidance and legal advice at every step. At the last stage, we draft terms of a settlement that are agreed upon by the parties. Our start to finish approach helps parties in resolving disputes without much hassles and wastage of time.
We make well-informed decisions and involve our clients at every step and help them to prepare for the dispute resolution mechanism through mediation. We review matters of dispute and understand them thoroughly analyzing the various risks associated with the dispute. We keep our clients well informed at each and every stage of the process.
We, being one the foremost legal advisory group with its dedicated team of trained mediators has resolved several disputes saving both the time and money of our clients. Like the government of Dubai, we also believe that solving disputes through mediators is the most proficient way. On top of that, this helps to maintain a good relationship with other parties and bring more business.
Banking and Finance
We are the leading law firm in the Banking and Finance sector. Our specialization and expertise in the relevant field have enabled us to mark unrivalled footprints and expanding the horizons of qualitative services.
Our client base encompasses several prominent banks, financial institutions, asset reconstruction companies, investment houses, foreign banks and non-banking institution.
Our team of lawyers which handles the Banking and Finance department is richly experienced and has practised in the nation as well as abroad for years. Their knowledge base and expertise cover all the aspects of the banking and finance laws in the region.
Combining knowledge, experience and expertise we advise lenders, borrowers and security advisors on all aspects of structuring, negotiating and documenting financing transactions. We have a wide knowledge of working in both conventional and Islamic transactions.
Our deep understanding of legal and commercial issues that may possibly arise in the life of a lending transaction helps us in providing the best ever advice to our clients. Our wide skills in related disciplines coupled with our constant endeavour to restructure and innovate help us in providing effective solutions to all stakeholders in a transaction. Our wealth of experience and pre-eminent strategy allows us to understand and anticipate potential legal and commercial risk that may arise in the business.
Our Banking and Finance practice provides advice in the following areas:
- Islamic Finance
- Investment Funds and Structure
- Ship, Aircraft and Asset Financing
- Real estate financing
- Banking Litigation and Enforcement
- Financial Regulation
- Data Capital Market
- Trade and Exporting finance
- Project Financing
- Incorporation and Licensing of Financial Institution
- Debt Capital Market
The perfect blend of our rich experience, in-depth knowledge, and innovative approach has enabled us to be the first choice for complex structure transactions. The deep understanding of legal and commercial issues has helped us in solving complex problems of extremely diverse UAE society.
Employment and Incentives
The high productivity and satisfaction of the employees play an extremely prominent role in the success of the business. For that to happen, proficient human resource management is required which cannot be done without legal guidance. Modern day business needs to comply with employment law obligations and manage various aspects of the employment relationship.
We are one of the foremost law firms in providing the most efficient and comprehensive legal pieces of advice to several renowned entities based in the Middle East and abroad. We specialize in providing strategic and profound legal consulting services to employment and incentives related matters.
We have a passionate and dedicated employment group which has acquired various skills and expertise in the related subject. We take pride in having served several multinationals, local companies, government entities, and other law firms. Our commercially viable and cost-effective services have helped various national and international firms in solving issues related to labour and employment practice.
Our team’s extensive experience and broad capabilities have helped us in maintaining a celebrated track record. Our trained and expert team solves all aspects of employment work such as specialization in solving all aspects of employment law in public and private sectors, including:
Providing legal consultancy to employment aspects of acquisition and disposals including due diligence and related reports.
Our business reorganization services include redundancy programs, transfer of employment and changing terms and conditions.
Our team provides legal assistance for all the related matters from termination and bonus claims for protecting confidential information, trade secrets to other business interests.
Policies, procedure and contractual documentation
Our lawyers with a huge wealth of knowledge gives most proficient and practical advises related to matters like employment contracts, service agreements, employee handbooks, for entire staff including senior executives and directors.
Employee Relation issues
With a wide range of skills our team deals with related matters, including dismissal and grievance procedures, severance agreements, and settlement negotiations.
We also deal with assessments related to staff turnover, benefit structures, changes in remuneration, staff transfers in acquisition transactions & redundancies and several other related issues. We take pride in successfully working with several national and international communities on the related issues.
With extensive experience and depth of understanding in employment-related legislation, we make way for our client’s success through the complex and changing employment environment and help them in adding more prestige and value to themselves.
Constant communication and discussion with our clients and taking care of their needs and requirements help us in building trust with our clients. Our constant endeavour to innovate and serve society has enabled us to fulfil clients’ needs and expectations.
Utilizing our broad capabilities and expertise, we aspire to serve communities by providing them with the legal solutions for their business.
Private Client Services
We have a dedicated team of experts and skilful lawyers that has international exposure and is well-versed in multi-jurisdictional practices. With a deep understanding of regional law and legislature, we have served several leading local and international companies. Our client base also includes family businesses and offices, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and several renowned VIPs.
Our experience comes by providing creative and bespoke solutions, in-house counsel to the client and several premium services. Our in-depth regional knowledge and market insight help us in providing efficient and effective consulting legal services regionally as well as internationally. Our local and international clients have gained tremendously from our worthy pieces of advice and have grown exponentially over the years.
By practising for years in the related matters and gaining a tremendous wealth of experience we offer our clients the following services :
The absolute faith of our clients on us is the drug that stimulates us to deliver the best and most practical advice to them. With the in-depth regional knowledge and understanding, we act as in-house counsel for each of our clients and offer them the most pragmatic and innovative legal consultancy services. Our well planned pre-eminent strategies are planned while keeping in mind the business objective of clients.
Creative, Innovative and Bespoke solution
The multi-jurisdictional and multilingual lawyers of our group offer the most tailored and innovative commercial legal consultancy services to our clients. We follow the most practical approaches to solve disputes out of court via mediation and settlement. The creative ways of our team in dealing with issues related to setting up business and family structures have ensured our client’s satisfaction.
Networking around the world
Our relationship with international firms and clients across the globe has helped us to win the bonds, confidence, trust and values of several local and cross bordered entities. The good relationships with international firms and intermediaries help us to understand the business protocols in a better way and ensure international standard delivery of legal solutions in the Middle East. Over the years, several prime entities, including education and real estate consultants, financial institutions, tax advisors and several others have gained from our rich experience and expertise. We closely work with our overseas clients and assist them in resolving disputes related to international affairs and cross- bordered territories.
The in-depth understanding of regional laws, deep market insight and knowledge we have unlocked the treasure of experience and expertise in the following matters:
· Dispute Resolution
· Family matters
· Corporate and Commercial issues
Our dispute resolution cell offers to provide the most efficient and tailored legal solutions including litigation, arbitration and out of court settlements through mediation.
The team of experienced lawyers that deals with family matters have deep insight and expertise in providing solutions to family matters such as inheritance, custody, divorce, alimony and succession planning.
With deep market insight and several years of practice in related issues, our team brings out the most innovative and creative approach to corporate and commercial matters. Especially in dealing with inward and outward investment and structuring, our team is well-versed and proficient in providing bespoke solutions.
We are the foremost law firm in the Middle East that deals in capital market consultancy services. Having deep capital market experience and knowledge we advise our clients on capital market matters with a prime focus on IPOs.
We work with start to finish approach and advise our clients at each and every step using our wise strategy and insight. From initial public offerings to structuring the company’s month in advance, we deal with all the related aspects of the matter with efficiency and foresight strategy. Our eminent team of lawyers also assist newly listed companies to adopt new rules such as corporate governance and disclosure requirement and work in compliance with existing laws. We guide newly listed companies at every step and provide the day to day and long term strategic advice keeping in mind their business goals.
Since our inception, we have been constantly providing valuable bits of advice to issuers in every major IPO. We are the leading law firm in the capital market that has a track record of major IPO listings on each the Dubai Financial Market, the Abu Dhabi Securities and NASDAQ Dubai. Over the past years, we have served various renowned local and international clients and gained deep market insight and tremendous experience in dealing with related matters.
How can we help?
The wide range of skills in various disciplines we assist our clients in providing services related to:
- Preparation of issuers for IPO listing
- Advice on follow on public issue
- Advise on right issue and preferential allotment
- Advice in the issue of bonds
- Secondary Offering
- Conducting legal due diligence
- Formulating executive and employee compensation plans
- Draft and review prospectus
- Advising on governance and compliance issues
- Advising on laws related to securities offerings, boards and governance
practice and boards
- Advising on the selection of underwriters and financial advisers and
the negotiation of agreements with underwriters/ banks
We continue to be a leader in solving capital market issues with its vast experience and practical knowledge. Having international skills and talents while remaining a regional firm is one of the great pillars of our success. We have served leading local and international companies and played a significant role in their development. We aspire to work with the brilliance and deliver quality services that meet the client’s requirements and aspirations.
Family Business and Private Wealth
Family-owned businesses represent a large part of the business community and economy within the Middle East. At Grey Advisory Group we pay prime focus to family business and private wealth sector.
We understand the lifecycle of family businesses, from inception to expansion and growth to the challenges of succession, planning and the introduction of a next-generation family member and can advise our clients on innovative corporate structures and succession in connection with the same.
Our family business practice is the prime market leader in the region. Utilizing the deep understanding of the family-owned businesses we deliver valuable advice and legal solutions to families in businesses. Our pre-planned strategies and deep understanding of the businesses has helped various clients in solving several family business conflicts and maintaining good relations with the parties.
Our experienced team with broad capabilities and expertise advice family businesses on:
- Conflict Management
- Corporate Structures
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Office Support
- Succession Planning & Will
Our professional team that deals with the family business and private wealth includes investment consultants, lawyers, tax and pension specialist and business advisors for our private clients.
Our expert lawyers provide legal structures and assist families with binding agreements which defend family assets from both external and internal risks. With the depth of skills in various disciplines, our team formulates record agreements which make way for hurdle free succession.
Our lawyers with their deep practical knowledge and vast experience also provide an efficient platform to investors for wealth management and preservation.
Our business advisors provide the most tailored and innovative strategies for business growth and implement them in the most efficient manner possible. Before strategizing our advisors thoroughly understands the need and goal of business and bring out the tailored plan as per the requirement of your unique business model. Diving deep into regional and international legislation our advisors offer a complete solution to your business.
By practising for several years our lawyers can provide the most efficient answers to issues related to family offices, risk management and estate and gift planning. We provide the most robust and tailored advice in a practical and commercial way to our clients. With us, our clients need not worry about complex laws and legislation because we completely take care of that.
Reduce your burden of getting detailed knowledge of international tax law, cross-border regulatory risk, and let us handle that for you.
We deliver valuable advice and legal solutions to families in business. After serving several eminent entities for years we have gained rich expertise in the family business and private wealth management. We have efficiently served the Middle Eastern society by giving them the benefit of our experience and knowledge. Over the years several entities have shown trust on us that has motivated us to deliver the best services in the region.
Our team of expert lawyers that deal with private equity matters in an efficient and productive manner comprises of members drawn from North America, Europe, Africa and Australia. Understanding the complexities and intricacies of private equity, our team provides robust advises to regional and global clients and pave the way for their growth and development.
Our experts provide their valuable advice on all segments of business operations including:
- Portfolio development
- Due diligence
- Investment Screening
- Target capital injection preparation
- Strategic investment operations
- Exit planning
Combining knowledge, experience and expertise we bring out the most practical answers to complex questions. Our wide client base encompasses renowned private equity and institutional investor clients.
At Grey Advisory we focus on the complete investment lifecycle spanning from all fund types, debt, equity, incorporation and licensing of investment SPVs, liquidations, investment exits, infrastructure, trust arrangement, sovereign wealth funds, family investments and strategic investments.
Our Specialization lies in:
- Venture Capital
- Structuring and Restructuring
- Growth Capital
- Due diligence
- Capital investment
- Investment Exits
We provide practical commercial legal advice driven by our sector-specific experience in line with best international practice. We apply our thorough understanding of the specific laws, regulations, practices and customs to the clients’ service and provide them with advice tailored to their needs.
We have rich experience in practising on commercial contracts compliance with business laws, commercial agencies, franchises, joint ventures and distribution agreements. Our hugely talented team provides the most tailored and robust solutions to legal issues.
With the unsurpassed combination of specialist legal skills our commercial legal services include:
- Advising on Commercial Law and Commercial Agencies Law
- Commercial Contracts & Commercial Joint Ventures
- Distribution Agreements
- Licensing & Franchise Agreements
- Commercial Agencies Agreements
- Sale of Goods & Services Agreements
Our rich experience comes from a wide range of practices and a deep understanding of the Middle Eastern legal and regulatory environment. The depth of knowledge helps us to provide the most practical and well-informed advice as per international requirements and standards.
Our highly experienced lawyers have rich expertise in a range of sectors such as hospitality, tourism, technology, telecommunications and several others. With a thorough understanding of laws and regulations of the UAE, we have advised several local and global entities on various commercial issues. Our qualitative, international standard services ensure that the client gets the best results out of our advice and grow without getting tangled into legal hassles.
Commercial Joint Ventures
We provide legal consultancy services on joint ventures in the region as well as cross-border. Several eminent local and international players have benefitted from our expertise in the related subject matter.
Our team has specialization in Middle Eastern licensing and regulatory environment. The team work closely with our clients, understanding all their business goals and requirements.
Sports and Telecommunication
Our esteem law firm has a dedicated cell devoted to handling issues related to sports and telecommunication. The experts provide consultancy services to our clients including sports right holders, public agencies, international federations and athletes.
Advising on Commercial Contracts
After having served in the region for several years, our team has acquired a deep understanding of business in the Middle East. Our lawyers provide advice on all aspects of commercial contracts. We also prepare commercial agreements for a business covering potential issues and managing them in a profound way.
Our team always stays updated with current developments related to law and legislation and this helps us in giving the best possible answers to the complex legal issues.
We have expertise in solving complex issues related to commercial agency arrangements. Our deep understanding of local laws helps us to answer legal and regulatory issues of commercial agencies in an efficient manner. Our experience comes from providing robust advice on issues related to distribution agreements, franchise agreements and other representative agreements.
Client’s trust in us is the drug that stimulates us to work even better and with more dedication. Our lawyers with practical industry experience provide the legal solutions to complex issues in a most efficient manner possible. We aim to work in a way to meet our client’s needs and expectations.
Over the past few years, we have gained rich experience in solving complex issues related to financial crimes. We have expertise and experience to offer our clients an unrivalled and clear local law advice. Our footprints in the region are unmatched and the timely delivery of productive and efficient services makes us unparalleled in the region. After serving the Middle Eastern society for several years we have gained tremendous expertise and knowledge on the related matters. In addition to renowned global entities, several leading local companies have shown faith in us and have appreciated our work and dedication.
We have extremely rich experience in dealing with a wide range of clients including high profile individuals, financial institutions, leading national and multinational companies. We take pride in having supported eminent national and international firms on the related issues and providing timely and cost-effective legal solutions.
Our expert financial crime team specializes in the provision of advisory and litigation services. The multilingual team has acquired experience of practising in several jurisdictional areas and is well-versed in the related laws and legislation. Following the right process of law, we deal with regulatory bodies, multiple jurisdictions and cross-border issues.
The treasure of skills and knowledge enables us to deliver services in the following matters:
- Corporate fraud
- Combating Financial terrorism
- Money laundering
- Breach of trust
- Customer due diligence
- Representing our clients before Police, Criminal Courts and Public Prosecutors and advising them on related matters.
- Representing clients on investment conducted by regulatory bodies and other authorities, in addition to this we also advise them on the related matters in an effective and efficient manner.
- Provide assistance to clients with an internal investigation of the potential violations of laws and advising them on legal precautionary measures.
Our multilingual team with its multi-jurisdictional practice has vast regional and international expertise. We have not only dealt with regional entities, but also leading cross-border organizations. Our effective and bespoke solutions have enabled them to come out of complex situations. We work will a well-planned strategy starting with initial legal advice, to profound advocacy in the courts. We make well-informed decisions after a brainstorming session with our clients keeping in mind their business model and developmental goals.
Our advisory services encompass:
- We provide our valuable advice on matters of extradition and mutual legal cooperation.
- Our team offers an experience rich advises on anti-money laundering issues and combating financial terrorism.
- Advice on compliance with anti-corruption laws regionally
Financial crimes nowadays do not only impact the monetary losses but also brands and reputation. Preventing and detecting these crimes have become the need of the hour for businesses. Our team, utilizing technology, creativity and experience approach to mitigate financial crime risks and protect organizations. Our team of experts will pave the way to grow your business without legal hindrances.
Our prestigious law firm offers unrivalled legal consultancy services in matters related to competition. Not only prominent local entities have benefitted from our services, but also other located in GCC countries. Our expertise in all areas of competition laws enabled us to deliver seamless services with utmost efficiency. The wide range of regional and global clients have trusted and appreciated us for our unmatched services in matters related to competition laws.
Our team is a perfect blend of lawyers who have practised at national as well as international jurisdiction. Combining experience and expertise, our team provides legal consultancy services in the following matters:
- Advising on Cross border transactions for both mergers and joint ventures
- Advising on Merger control regime
- Advising on cartel investigations
- Combating Financial terrorism
- Defending our clients from antitrust complaints
Our team with a strong commercial and general advisory background provides the most practical and efficient answers to complex questions in the respective area. We work closely with the antitrust authorities and seek their guidance to interpret and implement competition laws. We stay updated with the latest amendments in the laws and provide the most cost and time effective services.
Direct contact with the government and antitrust authorities enables us to serve the diverse UAE society and remove all the legal obstacles from their path to success.
Our competence lies in:
Mergers and Acquisitions: The competition team is richly experienced in dealing with complex legal matters related to mergers and acquisitions. We have advised several national and international clients on the issues such as dealing with complex transactions and following legal process prescribed by concerned authorities. We take the burden of all the complex legal tangles and enables our clients to focus on their business solely.
The General Advisory for agreements: We have rich expertise in dealing with matters related to agreements and conduct to other parties. Our wealth of knowledge enables us to advise our clients on all the relevant subject matters. The review of commercial clients on between several entities such as competitors, customers and distributors is the foremost part of our consultancy services.
Counseling: We have enormous experience and profound knowledge in devising counselling programs that are unique to every client’s business needs and requirements. We aspire to conduct our optimal training and counselling programs in such a manner that it addresses devils like antitrust violations which may prove fatal for any business.
Market Control: In the modern business world where the competitors and national competition authorities keep on regularly scrutinising the companies with high market power, a well-researched and foresight strategy is the need of the hour. To keep your business at a higher pace and achieve your developmental goals, we have dedicated a team for making perfect strategies to meet your business needs and aspirations.
Our team give legal advisory services that would save our clients from allegations of market abuse and from high penalties and sanctions that may negatively affect their business.
Over the years culminating our sharp strategies and experience, we have served many prominent companies and saved them from allegations.
We have dealt with insurance practices in the region since our inception. We are the foremost law firm in the region, which has vast experience and expertise in practising matters related to insurance. Our team comprises of renowned national and international lawyers who have practised in multi-jurisdictions. We feel honoured in having successfully served various prominent local and global companies and winning their appreciation and satisfaction.
Our expert team with a perfect blend of rich experience and skills caters to all aspects of the insurance industry, including brokers, regional and international insurers, reinsurers and third party administrators. Our lawyers provide their valuable advice on all aspects of insurance protection and claims. The multi-lingual team of lawyers caters to all the insurance-related expectations and aspirations of our clients. We aspire to deliver the best possible answers to all problems relevant to the subject matter in a timely and cost-effective manner.
With a deep understanding of business needs and goals, we give the most practical and well-researched advice. We make well-informed decisions after having a brainstorming session with our clients and understanding their aspirations and requirement. We have the right type of experience and expertise to advise you on right policy, claims and covers.
By maintaining close contacts with the industry we ensure minimal disruption to your business and guide you at every step of the process. Your business is important to us, we never compromise on quality.
Our compliance lies in:
- Advising on policy review for banks across the region
- Advising on financial services insurance
- Advising prominent insurance groups on health insurance requirements and related issues.
- Advising insurance groups on licensing and establishment in the Middle East
- Advising airline companies on insurance requirements and claims
- Advising international reinsurers on insurance claims
- Representing global reinsurers in litigation
- Negotiating settlements
- Advising, reviewing and amending Takaful policies (including group family protection plans and indemnity)
- Representation in arbitration and litigation matters
- Representing in regular and subrogated claims
- Advising on setting up insurance businesses in the MENA region.
- Providing legal assistance in initiating insurance businesses and consultation of workers compensation, product liability, health insurance requirements and product liability.
Our client base that has benefitted from our valuable advice comprises of hospitals, airlines, retailers, manufacturers, banks and shipping companies. Our wide range of advisory services has helped several renowned entities to grow at a much faster pace without getting into legal hassles.
We believe in serving the diverse Middle Eastern society in the most efficient manner possible. Our knowledge of regional laws and contacts in the industry ensures the best delivery of services. All our teammates always stay updated with the current amendments in the law and legislation which enables us to leave a legacy of qualitative services in the Middle East. We aspire to deliver international standard services in the region and serve the society in an efficient manner.
We are of the top-notch law firm in providing advisory solutions related to legal state issues. With a wide range of capabilities and expertise, our team provides the most robust and effective answers to legal real estate matters. Our specialization lies in the hotels and leisure, education and healthcare sectors and we provide a comprehensive range of commercial real estate services in the entire Middle East. We strongly believe in delivering timely and cost-effective solutions and meeting our client’s goals and objectives.
Our team comprises of expert lawyers having deep market insight and huge knowledge base. Our lawyers have practised in regional as well as global jurisdictions and acquired a tremendous amount of experience and expertise. The multilingual team is proficient in providing sound commercial advice on all the complex issues related to real estate.
The wide array of our clients includes financial institutes, government authorities, regulatory bodies, landlords, investors, private developers and several authorities relate to the land department. We are regularly consulted by various governments in the region when drafting new policies, laws and regulations related to real estate matters.
Our team comprises of qualified and well-versed lawyers having deep knowledge and understanding of government bodies, local laws and legislation.
With our wide range of skills and in-depth knowledge we provide advisory services on the following matters:
- Hotels and leisure
- Land acquisition and development
- Real estate transactions
- Cost evaluation
- Advising on finance and security-related matters
- Advising and assisting on licensing of Real Estate Business
- Advising on the establishment of Real Estate Funds and REITs
- Providing advice on jointly owned property schemes and mix-use development
- Dispute resolution including international arbitration
- Representing in litigation and arbitration matters
- Advising on risk mitigation process and control
- Providing project management and oversight advisory
- Providing advisory on delivery strategy and operational model
- Providing advisory on location
Our robust strategy and deep market insight ensure that our clients make informed decisions and achieve competitive advantage. Our advisories help our clients in managing risks, increasing operational efficiencies and reducing costs.
We aspire to provide services which not only improve overall performance but also align the real estate strategy with wider enterprise objectives. We work on all aspects of real estate project, from budgets, quality, risk relating to timelines to brand reputation. Our well-experienced team is skilled and competent to handle project at all phases, including construction, pre-construction and facility operations.
We cover all the major aspects of real estate projects including schedule control, stakeholders’ involvement, planning, identification of skilled labour and perfect management. We work closely with our clients, after analyzing their business goals and objective and work in compliance with them. Several globally known entities have benefitted from our services. Our proficiency with regional laws and international exposure ensures that our clients get the most productive and effective answers to their real estate matters and reach glorious heights of success.
Construction and infrastructure
Construction and infrastructure play a prominent role in the regional economy. Seeing the exponential growth of construction and infrastructure sector in the Middle East region, we have formed a specially dedicated team of lawyers which is highly knowledgeable in local laws and has acquired international exposure to deal with related issues. Combining all the technical and legal expertise, we are the leading firm in dealing with matters of construction and infrastructure in the Middle East.
Our experienced lawyers act as a consultant for government, financing companies, investors, private sector infrastructure companies and multilateral agencies and provide them with the most robust, innovative and appropriate advice. We provide support to our clients during the entire lifecycle of the project.
After deeply analyzing and understanding the client’s needs and objective, our team makes a foresighted strategy to assist the client in the project. The highly experienced team ensures operational efficiencies of the project and mitigate risks in the project.
We work with start to finish approach and provide our guidance at each and every step. Our valuable services encompass:
- Strategic planning after analyzing the client’s business goals and commercial needs
- Providing advice on risk mitigation
- Advising and assisting on Contract administration
- Advising and assisting on tender and project documentation
- Advising on claims, preparation and assistance
- Advising on funding, procurement and capital structuring
- Dispute resolution
- Cost evaluation
- Advising on the location of the project
- Providing advice on project management and oversight
- Providing advice on underlying economic impacts of a potential scheme
Our understanding of local nuances and passion to serve the society is what sets us apart from others. Our advice is robust and tailored according to the need of your business. Covering all the aspects of operation we provide the support needed to drive your business forward. Valuable insight and hands-on local experience enable us to handle all kind of challenges you may face at any stage of an asset’s life cycle. We are efficient in handling a wide spectrum of complex issues from strategy and planning, operations to construction.
Our highly proficient team of lawyers can conduct smooth negotiations between stakeholders and investors. The prestigious firm has all technical and legal expertise in arbitrating any dispute that may arise in the life cycle of the project. The team also help restructure and refinance project whenever and however needed.
Our multilingual lawyers take extreme care of the client’s objectives while drafting contracts and giving them assistance. We strictly commit to a code of transparency and draft contracts and another document after communicating and discussing with clients. Our team ensures all the document of tender and project and clear and concise.
Our advisory team adds more value and prestige to projects in the region. We aspire to help you succeed in challenging times and beyond by providing the value-added services.
We have enormous experience in working with prestigious companies and professional advisors. We are the leading law firm in the region having expertise in intellectual property practices.
Renowned lenders, investors, leading local and international companies have been part of our wide client base. We provide our assistance to clients on several issues ranging from identifying, managing, protecting and critically exploiting intellectual property assets. We have wisely handled and efficiently solved the complex IP issues of renowned regional and local entities.
After working in several sectors such as healthcare, software development, media and telecommunication, hospitality and leisure, we have unlocked the treasure of experience and practical knowledge. Our team has been providing most strategic, measurable and realistic advice related to Intellectual property. Our expertise lies in handling trademark, copyright, patent-related issues.
How can we help?
Our team provides the most realistic and robust solutions to several aspects of IP related issues. Our expertise lies in:
- Enforcement and litigation
- Dispute resolution
- Consumer Protection
- Domain name
- Labelling Compliance
- Advising on mitigation of risk
- Advising on the creation of value
IP advisory is one of the most prominent needs of today’s businesses. To run the business smoothly and efficiently and exploit competitive advantage and generate a return on investment, managing IP assets is the prime requirement. Our valuable team provides effective and robust aid in this process.
We have achieved excellence in managing IP protections and enforcement throughout the Middle East. We have successfully served a number of local and global clients. The expertise in the wide range of discipline and strong regional footprints enables us to provide our clients with contentious and non-contentious services.
Our lawyers stay up to date with international updates in the area of IP, so that our clients get the most effective advice. The passion and devotion to bring out the most innovative and practical legal solutions to the IP issues give us an upper edge over others. With a huge wealth of experience and delivering international standard qualitative services in the region, we have received great faith and appreciation of several eminent organizations. We aspire to add more value, prestige and shine to your organization.
Avail the benefit of our valuable services and outshine your competitors.
Our firm is the most eminent and prestigious firm in the Middle East known to have established an international tax practice in the region. With the years of experience and a wide range of skills in various disciplines, our team has added value and prestige to several prominent organizations.
Our experience comes from working in a wide range of sectors covering real estate, telecommunication and media, hospitality and leisure, defence, aerospace, medical technology, entertainment, construction and infrastructure and several others.
Our team has served several renowned banks, real estate investment houses, government, financial institutions, joint ventures, real estate investment houses and several other leading local and international firms. Our insight and understanding of the national and international laws and helped us to assist our clients in the most efficient manner.
Utilizing our wealth of experience we provide consultancy services on:
Value-added Tax: We advise our clients on VAT efficient transactions of supply chain after thoroughly analyzing the VAT implications and risks of specific transactions. Our team wisely strategizes to reduce the VAT cost and increase operational efficiencies. In addition to this, we also advise our clients on VAT compliance obligations and review their VAT return to save them from potential disruptions. While working our team takes care of causing minimal disruption to your business.
Corporate tax and Zakat: After deeply analyzing needs and aspirations of business, we provide our valuable legal advisory services on the availability of special tax incentives or exemptions, tax aspects of structured finance transactions and applicability of corporate tax or Zakat to your organization. Our team covers all the related aspects of corporate tax and Zakat including advising on the application of withholding tax and tax retentions.
Inbound and Outbound Tax: Our expertise lies in structuring inbound investments and activities of multinational companies in the region. Our team’s daily routine lies in providing valuable consultancy services on local tax implications and tax efficient establishments and provides assistance in the conduct of business operations in the region. We also manage cross border tax advice for large groups based in the region for global investments with utmost efficiency.
Acquisitions and Mergers Tax: Our team provides advisory services on tax efficient transaction, structuring of mergers, disposals, reorganizations, joint ventures (regional and global) and also deals with related risks and consequences. We provide our services at every phase of project guiding clients all throughout the way. Our team also provides its support on tax input into sale and purchase agreements. We also negotiate tax clause on our client’s behalf with other party advisors and bring the best deal for our clients. The team is efficient in handling complex issues of exit tax planning in the region.
Other indirect Tax: Foremost deeply analyzing the applicability of excise tax to businesses we advise our clients on tax efficient structures. Our clients can also avail the benefit of getting assistance with excise tax compliance obligations.
Our richly experienced team provides consultancy services on the applicability of customs duties and related procedure. The team also provides assistance with obtaining custom duty reliefs and reduces operational cost.
Our clients can avail the benefit of our other prominent practices which include:
- Advising on international tax structuring and planning and tax optimization
- Advising on risk management
- Advising on tax ruling dispute and litigation
- Advising governments and tax authorities on developing tax policy, reforms and better implementation of existing taxes.
We provide the best services in relation to company administration. Our team successfully assists several eminent businesses by providing them with the most practical and real-time support.
We assist companies in fulfilling important duties such as meeting obligations, document submission and reduce their burden of tackling legal issues. Combining legal and technical expertise we provide support to renowned companies on administering their corporate records efficiently and effectively. Our regional roots ensure that the services are in compliance with local regulatory structures. International exposure and years of practice in the related field enable us to provide the most profound and productive business solutions.
We provide a wide range of services to regional and international entities, including corporate restructuring and several others. We provide companies with efficient services for both onshore and free zones.
Our team provides the following corporate services to the companies:
- Advising on company formation
- Acting as company secretary
- Accessing the capital market
- Determining suitable financial instruments
- Advising and assisting in the implementation of requirements like acquisition and mergers, demergers, slump sale, amalgamations etc
- Providing financial advisory on related subject matters including refinancing, debt and equity financing, IPOs, profit optimization strategies and private placements
- Advising on technicalities of collaborations, joint venture and licensing agreements
- Providing administrative services
- Acting as nominee shareholder
- Interacting with regulatory authorities on behalf of clients
- Advising and providing assistance in the maintenance of directors, shareholders and company secretary registers and related documents
- Advising and assisting in carrying out online submissions
- Reviewing and certifying documents as true copies
- Due diligence
We are the leading firm in the region, which provides measurable and tailored litigation services. Our unmatched and unparalleled services make us the leaders in the region.
Our highly qualified lawyers have rich international exposure and unequalled expertise in the related subject matter. Our team comprises of several renowned lawyers who have practised in various international jurisdictions. The wide range of their knowledge base is unmatched in the region. Our largest and broadest full-service litigation in the region has handled some of the high profile cases successfully.
Our experts have the right of audience before the local courts and broad capabilities to practice the local laws of all jurisdictions. Deep understanding of regional laws and vision to serve society and bring international standard practices in the region is what differs us from others. The years of experience combined with hard work and skill has enabled us to mark unrivalled footprints in the Middle East.
We have gained our experience by working in a wide range of sectors including insurance, banking, commercial, transport, intellectual property, construction and several others. After serving for years in the region we have gained the trust of several prominent authorities and clients.
We take pride in serving a wide spectrum of clients ranging from banks, government authorities, high-profile family-run companies to renowned corporations successfully and efficiently.
Combining a deep understanding of regional laws, legal and technical expertise we have practised in Arabic litigations and represented cases before the Dubai International Financial Centre courts.
We have enormous skills and experiences to handle high profile cases in the Dubai International Financial Centre court. Our team comprises of expert practitioners from Europe, Africa, North America and the Middle East. Our global perspective and skills in various disciplines have helped us in serving VIP clients all across the region. Several esteemed government bodies have also shown faith in us and we have always worked to fulfil their needs and aspirations.
Combining deep and broad industry knowledge, we aspire to bring the international standard services in the region and serve our clients in both cost and time effective manner. After playing a prominent role in several partnerships and acquisitions we are best placed to help your company achieve glorious heights and fulfil the promise of innovation and ideas.
Avail the benefit of our valuable services and take your business to unprecedented heights.
Technology, Media and Telecommunication
Our’s technology, media and telecommunication practice deal with regional and global companies in the related field and enablers of these changes.
Our team comprises of lawyers having rich experience, expertise and skills solves business issues of global and regional companies as well as maximize the opportunities they seek. With the comprehensive knowledge of the industry-specific laws and regulations, we provide solutions to business issues in a timely and cost-effective manner.
We deeply understand and analyze the different points of view to help and add more value to the organization. To address issues distinctive to both local and global atmosphere we provide our valuable assistance to companies on a wide range of sectors including internet, software, telecommunication, intellectual property, cybersecurity and several others. Our advisory services have helped several renowned entities and valuable insight has unlocked doors of new possibilities for growing businesses.
We provide essential legal assistance to all the business players involved in the sector of telecommunications. Whether there is an issue related to intellectual property, IP messaging or any other, we can help you in solving all the complex problem. Our targeted solutions have helped several national and international entities to grow at a much faster pace without getting tangled in regional laws and regulations.
In the exponentially growing sector of mass media, the regional regulations, local sensitivities may cause disruptions to the business. Our specialists with an in-depth regional understanding are well placed to solve the related issues. We provide most effective legal support to content providers, production companies, platform operators, published and others involved in the related industry.
Our Expertise lies in:
- Advising and assisting on audit and assurance services
- Advising businesses on global expansion (including joint ventures and M&A)
- Advising on taxes and related issues
- Advising on risk mitigation
- Dispute resolution
- Providing consultancy and assistance on digital transformation and value creation
- Advising on outsourcing and shared services
- Advising on maximizing the intellectual property value
- Advising on business growth models
- Managing business disruption
Our valuable insight and targeted solution approach make us the leader of the services in the Middle East. We work closely with clients to solve their complex legal tangles and enhance their ability to manage risk, improve productivity, built a better reputation. Our wide range of services can cater to all the business needs of your business. Be it an issue related to taxes, intellectual property, security, risk mitigation, we have the best legal solutions for all your business problems. Assign us the responsibility of handling the legal hassles of your business and release the burden of unnecessary responsibilities.
We aspire to add prestigious value to your company and help your company achieve success and fulfil the promise of great ideas and innovation.
Maritime Transport & Trade
We are the foremost law firm in the Middle East that deals with matters related to maritime transport and trade. With our well-experienced lawyers from the Middle East, Europe, Australia, North America, we have successfully solved several complex legal problems related to the subject matter for eminent companies and individuals.
We have won the trust of our huge client base which includes underwriters, airline owners, transport operators, financial institutes, government bodies, commodity traders, airline owners, regulators, port operators and ship repair yards. With the years of experience and target specific approach, we have resolved complex business matters and have helped our clients to grow from strength to strength.
Our multilingual team of lawyers have a treasure of experience and deep understanding of regional and global laws related to maritime transport and trade. Several national and international clients have benefited from our wide knowledge base.
With the expertise in related fields and deep knowledge we help our clients by providing the following services:
- Handling contract negotiations and transactions
- Providing assistance on dispute resolution
- Acting in arbitration and litigation
- Providing assistance in documentation
- Advising on business expansion
- Advising on mergers and acquisitions
- Providing assistance in a sale and purchase agreements
Our team of layers is well qualified and skilled to handle all kinds of disputes and appear before all courts and tribunals of UAE. Our team works in close collaboration with clients, understanding the business model and analyzing the needs of the project. We assist our clients in making well-informed decisions on several issues relates to:
- Asset finance
- Marine insurance and collisions
- Oils pollution and environmental issues
- Trade and transport laws
- Registration and transfers
- Trade finance and documentary credit
- Admiralty and Cargo claims
- Repair and conversion claims
- International sale and commodity contracts
Our expert team routinely deals with offshore engineering and construction businesses active in the region. Our valuable insight and advice have helped several renowned entities and added more colours of success to their business.
We regularly stay in touch with government bodies and regulatory authorities and has maintained good relations with them which enable us to stay updated with the current happening in the sectors. Staying up-to-date with current amendments in the laws and regulations to the related sector enables us to provide the most effective and sound advice to our clients.
Several entities have gained from our wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise. Our target-specific approach and understanding of commercial specify enable us to deliver the best possible consultancy services in the entire Middle East. We follow start to finish approach and assist our clients at every step and save them wasting their precious time and energy on legal matters. We cater to all needs of your business and represent our clients on a variety of phrases ranging from negotiations, transaction to dispute resolution.
We are well equipped and well qualified to solve all your problems and help your company to achieve success.
With a perfect blend of experience, knowledge and understanding of laws, we take pride in being the leading regional law firm in the Middle East.
We deeply understand the local nuances and provide our clients with the most profound legal solutions to cater to all their business needs. We provide aid to clients by managing issues related to obligations and duties of companies and individuals. Our practical and strategic approach helps our clients on corporate, regulatory, structuring matters and governance.
We are strongly placed in providing the best advice to clients and protects them from legal issues that could adversely affect their business.
Our rich wealth of experience lies in dealing with a range of matters including:
- Advising on commercial contracts
- Providing support for the sale of goods and services
- Advising on franchising
- Providing assistance on distribution and related issues
- Advising on government procurement
- Advising on project promotion
- Assisting on regulatory design and policy impact assessments
- Assisting in competitive position assessment
- Providing aid in feasibility and optimization
- Providing assistance on forms of contractual structure
- Dispute resolution
- Arbitration and litigation
We have gained our expertise by working for several years in the sectors including retail, healthcare, renewable energy, transportation, manufacturing, sports, tourism, telecommunication, constructions, hotels, entertainment and infrastructure. We have advised several government bodies and helped them resolving complex disputes. The depth of regional knowledge and a strong commercial focus sets us apart. With the deep understanding of specific laws, regulations and practices of the Middle East we deliver the most robust solutions to resolve all the business issues.
We believe in providing integrated legal solutions for which we work with our colleagues from several other sectors including Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution etc. Collaborating the innovative ideas we deliver our clients the best possible advice. Before advising we do a thorough analysis of the business model and developmental plans of our clients and provide them with the best legal solutions.
We have excellent relations with government bodies that help us in staying updated with current changes in the regime and enable us to provide the best consultancy service as per the requirement of clients. We work closely with our clients and all our pieces of advice are in compliance with their business goals. The team provides the most innovative and practical pieces of advice addressing international requirements and standards.
The property and the real estate sector plays a prominent role in the economy of the Middle East. After working for several years in the related sector, our group has emerged as the most prominent and leading law firm in the UAE. Our comprehensive service offers real and most practical solutions to complex property related issues.
Our highly qualified team comprises of practitioners from America, the Middle East, Europe and several other parts across the globe. Our multilingual lawyers have rich experience in working in various jurisdictions in a highly efficient manner. We work with excellence keeping in mind the desired goals and objective of your business. We aspire to deliver international standard services and work to meet our client’s needs and expectations.
Our experience comes from dealing in a range of property sectors including tourism, utilities, energy, dispute resolution, energy, constructing, manufacturing, retails, hospitality and infrastructure. We deal with all the aspects in a timely and cost-effective manner. We have advised several renowned local and global leading entities and have received their great appreciation. Our team provides assistance during the whole life cycle.
Our expertise lies in:
- Land and real estate acquisition
- Asset management
- Dispute resolution
- Corporate structuring
- Acquisition and Mergers
- Advising on location and business expansion
- Advising on investment and related issues
- Providing assistance in documentation
- Cost evaluation
Our client base encompasses prominent investors, financial institutions, operators, retailers, tenants, contractors and developers. They all have benefitted from our rich experience and expertise in the related field. We have won the trust and appreciation of all our clients by serving them in the best possible manner.
Our close relations with the authorities help us to develop our advisory services in compliance with the current happenings in the sector. With valuable local knowledge and insight into existing and planned real estate laws, regulations and practices we provide timely and cost-effective answers to the related issues.
Our team is qualified to represent clients in any court situated in UAE. In addition to this, we have the right of audience in the courts of UAE. Our dedicated team is well versed and highly efficient in providing the best legal solution and saving your business from potential legal tangles which may adversely affect the business.
Our firm has acquired huge experience through its involvement in diverse property related projects. The prestigious law firm is committed to gain a comprehensive understanding of our clients business and various issues that may affect them in future. We bring solutions that are out of the box and work with the most innovative approach that sets us apart from others.
An epitome of outstanding customer service, responsiveness and professionalism, we work to built reputation and brands.