Corporate and Commercial Law

New company / business set up

We have extensive experience setting up all types of business structures including Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), Civil Companies, Partnerships, Branch Offices and Sole Establishments across the UAE including throughout the various UAE Free Zones. We also have extensive experience assisting with set-up of offshore companies in investor-friendly locations such as the British Virgin Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, JAFZA, Ras Al Khaimah and similar.

We can assist with all aspects of company structuring and set up including advice on the most suitable corporate structure, registration of the relevant entities, legal and contractual links and all related licensing and regulatory requirements.

Business acquisitions/dispositions and due diligence

We have a wealth of experience across all forms of business acquisition/disposition including share sales/purchases and business and asset sales/purchases including carrying out due diligence exercises with experience handling transactions across a broad range of industries (from IT/Internet/Website through to Manufacturing, Sales, Hospitality and Medical/Healthcare) and spanning local and international jurisdictions.

Coupled with our depth of experience in dealing with UAE licensing and regulatory matters across all industries and local IP and property expertise, we are very well placed to provide a full suite of services from preliminary investigations and due diligence phases through to documenting and effecting the registration of any sale and purchase transaction in respect of UAE based businesses.

Joint Ventures and deal structuring

We have a broad range of experience in structuring and documenting ventures and alliances of varying composition and purpose. With our wealth of knowledge of UAE Free Zones and onshore regulatory and licensing regimes coupled with vast contractual experience, we are very well placed to assist on any form of joint venturing from initial phases of due diligence on proposed venture and partners and drafting MOUs and LOIs through to joint venture agreements and documenting the outsourcing of relevant components of the joint venture operation.

General Commercial Contract Drafting and Review

We have drafted and carried out reviews of all forms of commercial contracts across numerous businesses and industry sectors.