WHO WE ARE
M and A is a Dubai-based law firm boasting vast experience in disputes resolution and general corporate, commercial transactional services. Operating in an increasingly
challenging market, M and A combines an effective blend of eastern and western educated and trained lawyers competent to provide legal services in the diverse legal systems
of the UAE, in English, French and Arabic at equal proficiency.
Over the years, we have developed deep understanding and on ground knowledge and experience of local laws and business culture, enabling us to cut through legal
complexities and deliver effective advocacy. Delivering true value-for-money, simple, practical and personalized legal services for small and midsize companies and individuals at
considerably lower legal fees, is, indeed, our primary focus.
An effective way of acknowledging the totality of the clients experience is letting him or her to express feelings and emotions and genuinely listening to their experience. This is
how we, at M and A, establish rapport and create a healthy relationship with our clients, business partners and colleagues.
WHAT WE DO
Corporate or Business Setup
We recognize the need for specialist advice tailored to foreign investors who wish to take advantage of the diverse business establishment opportunities in the UAE. Our
corporate team boasts specialists who advise on all aspects of the UAE Companies Law.
We provide ongoing corporate advisory services relating to issues that affect the
day-to-day operations to including corporate management and secretarial services and advising directors and officers with respect to fiduciary duties and liability issues.
There are various types of business setup applicable to foreign investors interested in establishing a formal presence in the UAE. A foreign investor may incorporate an onshore
company - UAE resident company according to the UAE Commercial Companies Law or a free zone or offshore company according to the special UAE free zone and offshore
Our commercial team is made up of commercially astute lawyers who have the depth of local experience and breadth of knowledge to provide well-rounded advice on the
practical application of the laws and regulations and their impact on the conduct of your business in the UAE.We have significant experience in advising on and preparing
commercial agreements covering a diverse range of areas including assets sale and purchase agreements, joint ventures, distribution, commercial agency, representation and
franchise agreements, maintenance and services agreements, licensing, consultancy, advertising and marketing agreements, sale and supply of goods agreements,
confidentiality, non-disclosure and data protection agreements, loan, escrow and guaranty agreements.
Our creative and diligent multilingual team is the heart of M and A s dispute resolution practice. We have the right blend of robust professionalism to offer a range of tools and
services in relation to both local litigation and international arbitration.
Our arbitration team has significant experience resolving contentious issues confronting clients engaged in both domestic and cross-border business. We get involved at all
stages of the arbitration process commencing from advising on the best or most suitable arbitrators to handle the case through to enforcement and execution of the arbitral
We have specific experience in recognition and enforcement proceedings of arbitral awards against foreign governments and government instrumentalities under the
New York Convention. We have a global network of leading arbitration practitioners who give us deep understanding of the cultural nuances and subtleties of each jurisdiction.
Complemented by a breadth of experience acquired from practicing in Egypt, our Arabic speaking lawyers combine substantial technical ability and on the ground
experience with deep knowledge of the UAEs legal system, which is considerably influenced by the Egyptian law.
Our litigation team gets involved at all stages of the dispute,
from filing defending a case before the court of first instance through to enforcement execution of court decisions and arbitral awards. We handle all types of civil and commercial
cases including employment, construction, banking, insurance, debt recovery, personal injury, and professional negligence.
Our employment team offers companies and individuals day-to-day advice on all employment issues relating to the conduct of business in the UAE. From recruitment to
termination and the inevitable challenges in between, our team advise on a wide range of employment matters to include, appointment and termination, outsourcing, employment
policies, benefits and codes of conduct, confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation, intellectual property protection, stock options plans, mergers and acquisitions, and
directors or officers fiduciary duties and liability issues.
Our bilingual real estate practice team has vast local knowledge and continued awareness of the challenging business environment in the real estate market in the UAE.
Complemented by the expertise of our corporate and dispute resolution team, we advise sellers, buyers, developers, brokers, landlords and tenants on the full spectrum of real
estate transactions. Our practice includes representation in sale, purchase, lease or management of commercial and residential real estate, development of projects, and all
matters of property disputes.
A Will is a legal document that explains what a person wishes to do with his/ orher assets after demise. A valid Will is recognized by the UAE courts to determine the inheritance of
ones assets, guardianship of the children and other wishes of the deceased, e.g. contributions to charitable causes and specifying funeral arrangements.
We advise on the law of intestacy and help you prepare and register a Will that is specifically designed, professionally drafted, anticipates different scenarios and circumstances,
and addresses all key issues pertaining to personal assets as well as real estate and business ownership, no matter which nationality and religion you belong to.