Our corporate advisory services cover a comprehensive range of corporate matters to include corporate structuring, merger and acquisitions, private equity and corporate governance.
With over a decade of our in-depth knowledge and experience of local laws, regulations and regulatory practices, we advise a vast range of clients on the most efficient corporate structures to achieve their business and commercial objectives.
Our range of corporate structuring services include advising on all types of corporate structuring, restructuring and reorganization, corporate licensing, formation of Onshore, Free Zone and Offshore companies, changes to corporate ownership structures, bankruptcy and insolvency. We also provide ongoing support and management services to include maintaining required statutory registers, licenses renewals and bank account establishments.
Merger & Acquisitions
We represent both purchasers and sellers in planning, negotiating, and executing mergers and acquisitions around the globe. These transactions range from multiple-party complex acquisitions, cross-border transactions, strategic alliances, collaborations and joint ventures, swaps and split-ups, and other dispositions, to routine mergers.
As a result of significant changes impacting the financial markets in recent years, private equity has taken on greater significance as a critical funding source for emerging businesses.
We advise clients at every phase of the investment lifecycle. We assist in the formation of funds for private equity sponsors and institutional investors; structure investments for private equity funds; and represent the portfolio companies of our private equity clients in a variety of transactions.
We have experience with the full range of fund formation documents, management and advisory agreements, parallel funds, co-investment and non-compete arrangements, and related documents.
Although surveys show that corporate governance in the GCC is generally at an early stage of development, it is noticed that real progress is being made as countries amend existing company laws, strengthen accounting frameworks, and introduce corporate governance requirements for companies.
We advise clients, in specific jurisdictions such as DIFC, on a variety of corporate governance issues to include:
We counsel and assist in the preparation of director guidelines, ethics standards, and other corporate codes of conduct. We also perform internal investigations to address various board concerns.↑