practice areas

Our team is highly experienced in dispute resolution.  We have a great deal of experience in national, cross-border and international commercial arbitration.  We implement the most practical strategies to dispute resolution with the most advantageous outcomes for our clients’ businesses.  We have done numerous arbitrations with the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC) involving all the practice areas listed below.   Top

Our team’s specific knowledge of the region’s business and legal environment enables our clients’ to gain the benefits of our long-standing presence in the UAE.  We advise our clients on the structuring and conduct of a business in the UAE.  A substantial portion of our work in this area deals with advising clients on the forming companies, establishing offices, and related sponsorship and agency arrangements.  We provide our clients with specific advice on the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating both inside and outside the UAE free zones and special economic areas.   Top

All the aspects of mergers and acquisitions and transactional work in general are covered by our team including joint ventures, inward investments and corporate reorganizations.  Our main focus is to consider our clients’ commercial objectives as whole.  Our method is to channel the international skills or our partner and associates to local context.   Top

Our team has a great deal of experience in negotiating and forming commercial contracts and joint ventures, franchising, distribution, agency, and sale of goods and services agreements.  Our experience extends from the automotive industry, to telecommunications, food industries, tourism and hotels, construction and engineering, IT, oil and gas, petrochemicals, as well as manufacturing, medical and pharmaceutical industries.  Top

Over the last several decades Engineering and Construction has played a vital role in the UAE economy.  More recently, the UAE’s engineering and construction industry has been one of the busiest in the world.  We have a keen understanding of Engineering and Construction in the UAE, which enables us to provide personalized advice to meet the specific needs of each client.  Top

We are highly experienced in a wide range of real estate disputes.  We work in conjunction with our dispute resolution practice.  Our team negotiates and prepares investment financing documents, development agreements, operating arrangements, sale and purchase transactions, joint ventures leases, and jointly owned property documentation.  We represent regional and international developers, investors, contractors, and retailers.    Top

We advise on a wide range of intellectual property issues.  Our team advises on protection and infringement laws in the UAE for commercial, franchising, agency, dealerships.  In conjunction with our dispute resolution expertise, we provide the most advantageous enforcement strategies.  Top