Hadef & Partners’ transactional and financial services teams have considerable experience advising on applicable laws, regulations and practices of the UAE and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). We combine the role of global and local counsel by applying the international skills of our lawyers in a focused local context. An all-inclusive range of services from fund formation to management strategies and exit buyouts are performed by our specialist team.
We advise on the establishment, structuring and operation of domestic and international funds, targeted at investment opportunities and attracting limited partners in the GCC or MENA region. We have acted on groundbreaking assignments in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the DIFC, including the UAE's first infrastructure fund.
We have proven liaising skills with the government, regulators and authorities such as the UAE Council of Ministers, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), Dubai Financial Market (DFM), Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and the UAE Central Bank. In fact, we have helped to develop some of the UAE’s regulations in this arena. The firm continues to play a significant role in advising all levels of government, but in particular at the federal level. Our lawyers are regularly sought out for their uncompromising approach to ethics and integrity. We continue to be involved in numerous government regulation matters as well as being involved in reviewing and drafting draft laws and regulations.
We specialise in:
- capital markets (debt & equity)
- structured finance
- fund formation and partnership arrangements
- leveraged management buy outs and buy ins
- exit strategies involving trade sales and IPOs
- expansion and venture capital
- Islamic Finance
We work closely with Hadef & Partners’ Commercial, Employment, Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance, Financial Services and Real Estate teams to offer clients a truly seamless service.