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Practice Areas

Corporate Governance, Structuring and Restructuring

The UAE has a well-developed legal framework for Corporate Governance, Structuring, and Restructuring. The country has a federal system of government, with laws and regulations varying between the different emirates. However, the UAE Federal Commercial Companies Law, along with the individual emirate's commercial laws, provide the basic framework for these areas.

The Federal Commercial Companies Law outlines the rules and regulations for the establishment, operation, and management of companies in the country. This law covers various aspects of corporate governance, including shareholder rights and obligations, board of directors' responsibilities, and internal governance procedures.

Structuring and Restructuring in the UAE is governed by the Federal Commercial Companies Law and the individual emirate's commercial laws. The UAE offers a range of business structures, including sole proprietorships, limited liability companies (LLCs), joint ventures, and public joint stock companies. The process of setting up a business in the UAE typically involves incorporating a legal entity, such as an LLC, and obtaining the necessary licenses and approvals.

The UAE's restructuring laws are designed to provide a framework for companies that are facing financial difficulties or are in need of reorganization. The Federal Commercial Companies Law provides for a range of restructuring options, including debt restructuring, liquidation, and bankruptcy. The law also provides for the appointment of a provisional liquidator in cases where a company is facing financial difficulties, to manage the company's assets and preserve its value until a resolution can be reached.

The UAE legal framework for Corporate Governance, Structuring, and Restructuring is designed to support the growth and success of businesses in the country. However, it is highly advisable for a business to seek out the services of a reputable law firm with knowledgeable attorneys that can provide sound legal advice for maximizing value and the likelihood of continued success.

Representation & Services

Corporate Governance is a crucial aspect of any business, as it outlines the rules and processes by which a company is directed and controlled. Our lawyers are experts in corporate governance matters and will provide you with sound legal advice to ensure that your company is in compliance with all the relevant laws and regulations in the UAE.

Structuring and Restructuring are also essential components of a successful business. Whether you are looking to set up a new business, expand an existing one, or reorganize your current operations, our team can assist you in determining the most appropriate structure for your organization that maximizes corporate value and return on investment, and guide you through the process from start to finish.

Our services in this area include:

  • Advising on the most appropriate legal structure for your business
  • Assisting with the incorporation of companies and other legal entities
  • Advising on shareholders' agreements and other contractual arrangements
  • Providing assistance with mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures
  • Advising on company law and regulatory compliance
  • Assisting with the restructuring of companies, including debt restructuring and insolvency proceedings

Contact Us

If you are looking for reliable and professional legal services in the areas of Corporate Governance, Structuring, and Restructuring, look no further.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.