Corporate & Commercial

With the growing sophistication of UAE businesses and the ever increasing presence of multinational corporations in the UAE marketplace, the practice of corporate and commercial law in the region has transformed during the last decade.

The establishment of numerous free zones, the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) and the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX) has led to a complexity in corporate and commercial regulation which requires assistance from competent and experienced legal consultants.

At Lutfi & Co we have advised and acted on the formation of numerous new business structures within the different emirates of the UAE, its free zones and other GCC countries. With many multinational corporations as clients, we have provided transactional and advisory services in all forms of commercial arrangements. These include the formation of new business structures and establishment of branch offices to preparing and advising on agency distribution, franchising and other forms of commercial agreements, regulatory and licensing issues, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, private and public equity issues, IPOs and employee arrangements.

With some of the world's most innovative businesses as our clients, Lutfi & Co is aware of the need for IP protection and can advise on the most appropriate strategies for achieving this.

Our principal areas of expertise include:

Acquisitions and sale of businesses

  • Business mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate reorganizations (including plans of arrangement and capital restructurings)
  • Joint ventures, partnerships, franchising and other commercial arrangements
  • Establishment of businesses in the UAE
  • Financing and structuring of major corporate transactions
  • Due diligence processes

Corporate law & corporate structuring

  • Advising on the appropriate corporate structures
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Negotiations and agreements between companies
  • Policy wordings and agreement revision
  • Compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Advising on agency and distributorship arrangements