Recent years have witnessed the globalization of trade and investment, the emergence of new markets, increasing trans-border merger and acquisition activity, and the growing convergence of trade, finance and global corporate governance in UAE. The Contracts, Corporate & Commercial Department at The Legal Group plays a significant role in the firm by offering its services outside of litigation to our Clients in the local and international market and regularly advises both existing companies, as well as foreign entities wishing to enter the market. Our firm is a full service firm under which all departments of the firm work together to provide the ideal solution to our Client and cater for all legal needs of our Client, particularly in the following areas:
The Emirate of Dubai offers investors several options of incorporation and has encouraged foreign investment by setting up Free Zones in the Emirate. The most difficult decision our Clients have to face is where in UAE to incorporate and register their Company. Based on the ownership and nature of business, TLG provides its exhaustive and profound services of assisting its Clients in determining the ideal mode of incorporation in the Emirate: be it Onshore / Offshore Companies. We have helped many foreign companies establish franchises in the UAE; a process that includes not only choosing the right structure, but often entails restructuring and complex implementation procedures. We also extend our services to include incorporation in all the Free Zones pan UAE.Over and above The Legal Group is also the official agent for Jebel Ali Free Zone and Ras-al-Khaima.
Be it the drafting of rudimentary or technical commercial contracts like inter country or intra country Sale and Purchase Agreements, Lease Agreements, Service Contracts between Contractors, Owners, Developers, Employment Contracts, Shareholder Agreements, Property Management Contracts for Service Companies, the TLG team provides its expertise in providing its Client the service of drafting of all nature of Contracts. Through effective contract drafting, we can provide solutions to the most complex transactions and challenges faced by businesses today. We also conduct contract reviews to advise clients’ on potential claims, disputes avoidance, strengths and weakness of our clients’ contractual position.
Corporate Legal Opinions
TLG being a full service law firms offers the service of assisting its Clients in making well profound decisions prior to taking any risk in the market. For this purpose, our team renders well researched corporate opinions to Clients to assist them in understanding the legalities involved in any decision in the market. Working collaboratively with the Litigation Department, TLG Corporate Department also renders opinions to Litigation Clients providing them with legal proposals of all options available to them in litigation and in case of money suits, recovery percentage for the Client prior to the Client entering into any litigation case.
Labor & Employment Law
UAE Labor Law is very complex for the reason of the diverse setup of national and international companies in the region and accordingly the various kinds of visas on which employees are working. Foreign clients need to understand the visa, labor and employment issues they can potentially face when incorporating and setting up their Company or investing or collaborating in a business in UAE. TLG offers the service of drafting fool proof labor contracts and advising and protecting its Clients against all employment issues it’s facing in its Company. Our all-round service of litigation, corporate and arbitration allows our office to sit together and devise the best strategy for the Client.
With expats now desirous of purchasing properties in UAE for the purpose of investment and to facilitate a regular income program, TLG assists its national and international Clients in understanding the legal set up of the property law and rent law in Dubai to help them decide where their investment should take place within the Emirate. TLG also assists its Clients in drafting Lease Agreements with Developers, Contractors, Owners, Tenants and Sub-tenants in view of legal complexities of the UAE Rent Law. It is extremely important for our Clients to understand that with the ever expanding economy of Dubai and with UAE becoming an international hub over a period of time, the Rent Laws have become stringent and strict. Expert services are rendered by our team to cater to any legal issue our Clients may be facing under this division of Law.