Effective Disputes resolution, Property transactions, and JV’s
Having an international background and knowledge of legislations in the Middle East and the region the members of our Arbitration team represent our clients at the highest level in all matters of Arbitration. Arbitration being a speedy mode of dispute resolution is a desirable and effective option in resolving disputes relating to real estate and construction. We have acted as counsel and arbitrators in disputes involving parties from around the world, in the following fields:
- Property sale and Purchase Agreements
- Joint Ventures
- Sports and Related contracts
Banking & Finance
Banking regulation, litigation and enforcement
In the banking and finance sector we not only offer our clients comprehensive advice on all aspects of structuring, negotiating and documenting financial transactions but also represent our clients comprising of Banks and financial institutions in litigation and dispute resolution. Our team is well conversant and skilled in undertaking all procedures relating to enforcement of judgments and recoveries. Our firm provides advisory and regulatory actions with respect to cases relating to Anti- Money Laundering and compliance.
Company incorporation and licensing, Commercial agencies, Consumer Protection and compliance, Competition Laws.
We advise on wide range of commercial contracts required by Corporates as well as Enterprises considering the nature of their business and their business requirements. Our legal services range from reviewing Commercial Agreements to drafting and negotiating complex commercial arrangements. We have acted as advisors for formulating Joint Ventures for International companies and advising them on suitable legal structuring and undertaking the licensing procedures with the regulatory authorities. Our practice also covers advising on Commercial Agencies and measures available for the protection of Commercial Agencies in the UAE. We provide legal advice and consultation on Consumer Protection and Competition laws with regard to issues relating to warranty requirements, affecting service and repair of products including recall procedures. Our experience in this area covers automobile, electronics food and beverage.
Contract drafting and Negotiation, Dispute avoidance strategy, general advise on construction and project developments.
To cater to the boom in the construction sector our construction team offers expert advice in entering into steadfast construction contracts and commercial arrangements from inception of the contract till the project is complete. Our services also include drafting, reviewing and advising on extensive Project related documents and addressing contractual risks and advising on methods to protect the interests of our clients. We advise on all FIDIC forms of contracts which are and highly utilized in the modern construction projects.
Directors Duties and obligations, Shareholder rights, resolution of partnership disputes
We have a dedicated team of lawyers advising on complicated corporate issues relating to Director’s duties and obligations, shareholder rights and management issues. Our lawyers have a vast knowledge of UAE laws and experience in addressing various complexities involved in Corporate requirements like membership and composition, meetings chairman, director duties, committees and its functioning, management and delegation of duties, etc.
Corporate due diligence, advising on the best suitable structure and establishing companies
Our expertise includes the following:
- Advise on corporate structuring and licensing
- Drafting, reviewing and advising on all related structuring agreements
- Establishing companies in UAE and within the UAE Free Zones
- Undertaking corporate due diligence for share and asset acquisition
Ports and Customs Law
Al Sahlawi Group Advocates & Legal Consultancy is the first and the only Law Firm in the Middle East specializing in custom procedures and technical affairs relating to export, import, re-export, transit, customs warehouses, free zones and other custom formalities and requirements together with solving all legal issues arising there from. The Firm advises on customs legislations and the related international agreements and conventions. We are well experienced to plea and plead over customs cases (smuggling, parallel imports, counterfeit and similar offences) and to initiate different customs suits before competent jurisdiction like customs administrations and committees, public prosecution and judicial and administrative agencies. The Firm has its competent and long experienced legal specialists and technical experts advising in the area of customs legislations and policies.
Employer and Employee relation, Employment contracts, litigation assistance
We are well equipped and qualified to address every aspect of employment including day to day employee and employer relations and handling employment related litigation. Our expertise covers all areas of employment law whether relating to Public, Private and free zone companies.
We cater to various aspects of the Insurance Industry in the UAE including establishing insurance brokerage firms and businesses. We offer advice on all types of insurance protection and claims related to corporates and enterprises in relation to various industries. We have a vast experience in handling claims relating to, in this regard our services include:
- Representation in regular and subrogated claims
- Advising Corporates on employee health insurance requirements
- Providing assistance and consultation on workmen compensation, professional indemnity, Public Liability, product liability,
- Reviewing and advising on all types of insurance policies
- Negotiating settlements and representation in arbitration and litigation matters
We have a dedicated trademark filing team which looks after various aspects of Intellectual property rights from advising clients to identify their IP rights that need to be protected and undertake all necessary steps and procedures before the relevant authorities with respect to registration and enforcement methods for providing the protection needed. We have prosecuted various trademark infringement claims, seeking precautionary measures and compensation for violations of IP rights.
Litigation-Civil & Criminal
We are proud of our practice in the litigation filed which has grown over the years. Our lawyers have right of audience before all the Courts in the UAE including the DIFC courts. Our lawyers have brought in a wealth of experience and knowledge from various jurisdictions in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Our firm has the necessary expertise and capabilities to advise clients and conduct all types of litigation in the region including Banking, Insurance, Family matters, Commercial, Employment, Intellectual Property, Transport, Maritime, Property, Construction and all types of Criminal cases. Our clients include banks, insurance companies, multinational corporations, enterprises, technology companies as well as Individuals.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Our services in Mergers and Acquisitions range from advising clients until concluding the finalization procedures for a Merger or Acquisition. Having the necessary capabilities and expert advice that may be required from various fields in terms of Mergers or takeovers our firm is able to handle significant Mergers and acquisition transactions in the UAE and GCC region. Our specialization in the above filed includes:
- Concluding legal due diligence
- Assigning the client the best suitable structure post acquisition
- Drafting, reviewing and advising on all related agreements with respect to the transaction
- Obtaining regulatory approvals and
- Concluding the licensing processes
Our team of Lawyers possessthe necessary experience, knowledge and bilingual capabilities to provide the necessary advice and consultation on various aspects of property matters in the UAE. With a wealth of experience from various jurisdictions our lawyers are able to advise Property Owners, Developers and Property Brokers and Consumers in formulating and concluding specific commercial property transactions. Our litigating lawyers are well conversant in representing clients before the UAE courts with respect to the settlement of property disputes. We also take up matters before the UAE Rental Committees in resolving rental disputes relating to tenancies. Our practice in Property covers:
- Setting up and undertaking licensing procedures for Real Estate businesses
- Land Acquisition deals including establishing Joint ventures
- Property dispute resolution, including court litigation
- Conducting Property Arbitration matters before Arbitration Tribunals
- Drafting Property acquisition and development Agreements
- Advising and drafting long term property leases for residential and commercial use
- Rental disputes in the UAE
Al Sahlawi Group has established since the beginning of Sport Professional era in UAE, a special division of sport litigations, lawsuits and consultants, with the Firm’s role in drawing up the rules and legislations which organize the Sport Profession in the country, particularly the football game, where the Firm’s founder and its Consultants have contributed in drafting the constitution of UAE Football Association. Our field of specialization includes
- Merchandising and other licensing arrangements
- Trademark advice and registration
- Disputes involving Athletes and Club owners
- Advising on drafting Sports rules and legislations
- All aspects of football, team and player issues