Corporate and M&A

Our global corporate law practice is central to our business. We provide our clients with incisive advice on establishment, transactions, commercial matters, governance and regulatory issues across various industries including natural resources, industrial, infrastructure, real estate, chemicals, consumer goods, life sciences, and technology.

Our clients include national and multinational corporations, governments and regulatory bodies along with leading funds and financial institutions.

Business formation and structuring

Our innovative thinking combined with an unparalleled depth of market knowledge and legal backgrounds in business, tax law, and accounting enable our legal team to advise our clients from initial conception and formation to and through structuring to achieve their best strategic goals.

We provide customized advice to our clients designed to align immediate needs with business's long-term direction. Our objective is to allow our clients to focus on the growth of their business and have a strong corporate structure flexible enough for their short, medium and long term objectives.

We have extensive experience in structuring and establishing companies both onshore and in free zones including the ADGM, DIFC and DMCC.

Corporate transactions

Corporate transactions are a core feature of the modern commercial world. We offer a pragmatic, straightforward and collaborative approach to help our clients attain their goals through these transactions.

We regularly advise on a range of complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets offerings, joint ventures, project financing and infrastructure development, structured financing, private fund formation and investments, syndicated loans, debt restructurings and bankruptcies, and privatizations.

Capital Markets

We advise on the full range of transactions on the capital markets. This includes IPOs, secondary offerings, block trades, global depository receipts (GDR) offerings and convertible and exchangeable bond issues.

The past few years have been the most challenging in the history of international financial markets and have required innovative thinking as the markets adjust to the continually changing economic, political and regulatory conditions.

To find the right path and ensure access to the funding and transactions necessary to achieve your goals, you need a proven partner who understands a shifting landscape.

We work closely with specialists from areas such as real estate, tax, regulatory, and finance to provide our clients with informed and tailored leading solutions.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures have always been an important strategic option for corporations, financial institutions and private equity investors.

We possess an unparalleled depth of market knowledge, an international network of contacts and highly practiced deal-making skills to assist our clients in understanding and assessing these options and to execute the most complex transactions.

Our corporate attorneys are experienced in developing and implementing creative strategies to help maximize value and position our clients as advantageously as possible, whether they are a buyer, a seller, lender or intermediary.

Corporate Governance & Compliance

Besides incorporation services and strategic advises, we counsel our clients on regulatory and compliance issues, including corporate governance and risk management, to ensure compliance with local regulatory requirements and protect their business’ reputation. In particular, we advise boards of directors, committees and senior management on corporate governance best practices to proactively manage risk, seize upon opportunities and maintain productive shareholder relations.

To ensure good corporate governance, we also assist our clients by offering day to day administration and management of their companies.

We provide secretarial services including maintaining shareholders, directors and company secretary registers, attending board/shareholders meetings and taking the minutes, approving and filing annual accounts and annual returns, appointing auditors, preparing documentation in relation to issue/transfer of shares.

We also offer nominee shareholder services and directorship and professional management services for companies under our administration.