Our practice is recognised as a leader for both transactions executed for private equity institutions and fund formation. 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. Hadef & Partners' transactional and financial services teams have considerable experience advising on applicable laws, regulations and practices of the UAE and the 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 Private Equity team. We collaborate with our Banking & Finance
, Financial Services
and other specialist lawyers to ensure our clients’ transactions are built on solid regulatory and compliance frameworks and handled efficiently.
Our lawyers’ experience in other jurisdictions such as Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Sudan, Lebanon and Egypt enables us to apply a considered logic to both local and Middle East facing transactions.
We achieve reliable and competitively focused outcomes due to our thorough understanding of regional legal issues and practical know-how. Our team maintains excellent working relationships with most of the leading global law firms from the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia Pacific, and as a result participate in many cross border transactions that involve the UAE.
We specialise in:
- fund formation and partnership arrangements
- leveraged management buy outs and buy ins
- exit strategies involving trade sales and IPOs
- debt provision on private equity
- expansion and venture capital.
“Sources describe it as ‘a superior local firm handling good quality work’ … this local firm is vying for pre-eminence and quietly building up respect in the market … this is a top firm and the lawyers really understand the whole of the UAE too”
Chambers Global, 2009
“Unrivalled local acumen with a mighty client following of major investment funds”
Legal 500, 2008
Hadef & Partners “is making its presence felt at all levels of the market”
Chambers Global, 2008
“Well known prolific transactional practice that includes some innovative deal structuring”
PLC Private Equity Cross-Border Handbook 2008/09
Recommended by PLC in Private Equity, 2008/09