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.
“Hadef & Partners’ corporate head Sameer Huda has extensive experience in private equity fund formation. Additionally, the team has been instrumental in advising government bodies on the development of the regulatory regime governing investment funds in the UAE.”
Legal 500, 2013
“Hadef & Partners’ funds practice is particularly noted for its regulatory expertise, and has a track record that includes having assisted the Dubai and Abu Dhabi governments in developing regulatory provisions governing investment funds in the region.”
Legal 500, 2012
“Hadef & Partners is highly rated for its local law expertise in investment funds.”
Legal 500, 2011