Corporate & Commercial

Business thrives within legal frameworks. However, sometimes the regulations are not clear and to make informed business decisions, you will need the help of a practicing legal professional.

Our team of legal experts supports your business throughout its lifecycle, from setup and structuring to drafting legal contracts and agreements, negotiating the terms with involved stakeholders, legal protection of your brand and much more; across different jurisdictions tailored to each client’s needs.

Whether you are starting a new venture, getting into a new market or a business deal that will have a long-term impact on your business, you will need to find your way around the legal landscape.

Business Law

​​We have the best corporate lawyers in Dubai to provide practical legal advice to businesses of all sizes, from local SMEs to international conglomerates, on the best legal framework for operations, investments, regulatory compliance and special initiatives.

In the event of disputes, knowing your options forward and the ones that best serve your business interests is crucial. Courts are not always the best option.

Our professional advocates will help you manage your way around any legal ground, from giving informed counsel on your next viable step to the legal risks you might face in your choices. Furthermore, our drafted contracts reduce risks so as to secure your interests and promote your success.

At our corporate law firm in Abu Dhabi, we deep-dive into a case and present a detailed analysis that will help you make an informed decision about your case. Should you choose to file the suit, we support your case in the courts.

How we can help:

  • Legal opinion on commercial transactions or any corporate matter
  • Case reviewing and detailed analysis
  • Identifying legal risks and recommending smart legal solutions

Employment Law

Our employment legal specialists advice on:

  • Establishing, implementing and enforcing personnel and other HR policies and procedures
  • Guidance on employment law issues, including hiring and drafting employment contracts (limited or unlimited)
  • Working hours, vacation and public holidays, medical leave (including maternity and paternity leave), safety standards and end-of-service gratuity payments
  • Legal Implications of the Non-Compete Clause
  • Advice on termination and post-termination matters

Real Estate & Construction

Purchasing or selling property is a complex transaction; we aim to make it as simple as possible for investors and developers.

UAE has emerged as one of the best countries for doing business, mainly due to its infrastructure that offers a wide range of well-equipped offices you can rent, buy or lease.

In fact, the larger the investment, the bigger the risk.

From your eligibility to transact in Real Estate and commercial properties to the required documentation, contract duration, payment options and the fees you pay in addition to the main transaction, we have it all covered.

The sale deed, purchase or lease agreements are documents of utmost importance. It is critical to pay attention to every tiny detail of agreement renewal conditions, early termination terms, subletting clauses, and other significant terms.

With our knowledge and the expertise of our commercial lawyers in Dubai, we can help you get the best returns on your investment, negotiate better terms in the agreement, and reduce your risks when buying or leasing in the UAE.

With our knowledge and the expertise of our commercial lawyers in Dubai, we can help you get the best returns on your investment, negotiate better terms in the agreement, and reduce your risks when buying or leasing in the UAE.

Lawgical Group understands the legal framework applicable to construction contracts in the UAE. Construction and infrastructure projects in the UAE are frequently procured under FIDIC-based construction contracts, with varying degrees of amendment.

Although FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) contracts are generic and internationally accepted standard forms of construction contracts, the UAE construction law requires that they be modified for usage in the UAE market.

Some of the key issues like payment, variations, damages, allocation of risk, insurances, force majeure, termination, and other important factors need to be considered.

Construction contracts are complicated, and they bind the parties for a significant period of time. It is therefore prudent for all stakeholders to ensure that they are fully aware of, and to negotiate if appropriate, the risks to which they are exposed before vetting the document.

Business Transactions & Agreements

Most of the businesses are interconnected and they interact with other businesses in commercial parlance to buy or to sell their goods or services.

Business transactions are banal and abundant in any market. Mutual agreements, if verbal, are good when transactions are cordial. In the event of discord, a written agreement is your only shield against unanticipated risks.

The lack of clear and well-written agreement is a recipe for disaster as it leaves room for misinterpretations and becomes a weak document in case you need to fight it in the court of law.

Putting everything in writing will help you formalise the scope of the deal and avoid any misunderstandings with regard to delivery, invoicing, payment terms, and other business aspects.

And if you need to enforce it in court, the agreement will serve to enunciate the rights and responsibilities of both parties.

Our commercial lawyers in Dubai can help businesses transact safely by drafting comprehensive and legally enforceable agreements that protect the rights of both parties and keep them accountable for cordial business transactions.

Mergers & Acquisitions

UAE has emerged into a business hub of the Middle East, thriving with oodles of opportunities and loads of competition.

Mergers & Acquisitions are a great solution to serve a bigger customer base, gain more market share and expand to new markets and segments.

The merger of two companies or the acquisition of one by the other is one of the most complex transformational phases a company will undergo, once or a few times, in its lifecycle.

Successful mergers and acquisitions can either take the company to the next level or adversely impact it. Failing to manage such colossal changes could prove detrimental for the implicated businesses.

We have the best corporate lawyers in Dubai who can help you throughout the process, right from negotiating the deal terms and conducting due diligence reviews, to drafting the transaction agreement, restructuring, managing regulatory issues and getting the necessary approvals.

Corporate Governance

Corporate governance is critical for the smooth functioning of any business. It’s the system by which a business is directed and controlled.

The corporate governance structure specifies the distribution of rights and responsibilities among different participants in the company, such as the board of directors, managers, officers, and shareholders, and establishes the rules and procedures for making decisions on corporate affairs.

We offer pragmatic solutions for directors and shareholders in navigating the ever-changing risk landscape in which international and domestic businesses operate.

Our legal business advisors cover the below major areas:

  • The rights and equitable treatment of shareholders
  • The interests of wider stakeholders of the organisation
  • The role, responsibilities, and processes of the board, its directors, and committees
  • Standards of integrity and ethical behaviour
  • Managing conflicts of interest
  • Avoiding abuses of corporate power
  • Legal compliance and risk management
  • Financial controls, disclosure, and transparency of financial and other matters
  • Diversity and equality within the organisation

Our specialist will thoroughly review the company’s corporate policies, procedures, terms of reference, and other governance systems followed up by in-depth recommendations and advice on best practices, all of which will provide current and potential stakeholders assurance that a business is properly managed, eventually increasing opportunities for business’s growth and investment.

Intellectual Property

Innovation is probably the most valuable asset for any business and at the same time, the most challenging to protect.

Due to its intangible nature and exposure to risks like counterfeiting, legal protection of your intellectual property becomes very critical.

Companies that fail to protect their intellectual properties miss on huge market opportunities and leave a lot on the table.

Rest assured, our intellectual property specialists know the critical value of  IP rights and can help you identify, secure and protect several intellectual properties with copyrights, trademarks, industrial design patents, etc. across multiple jurisdictions.

Our litigation teams regularly handle complex copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret cases.

Estate Planning & Administration

Having a succession plan in your life saves your legacy afterlife.

You’ve worked hard your whole life, made huge assets and earned substantial wealth over the years. You intend a deserving life for your children and grandchildren, and now you’re ready to retire. But there’s one business left unfinished.

Planning the inheritance of your wealth guarantees that everything happens just as you wish.

Our team of legal experts in Dubai can simplify the nuances of your will and articulate its implications in advance. We develop a succession plan based on your financial stature along with an implementation strategy that leaves no room for uncertainties.

Our Estate Dispute team provides expert advice on contesting, challenging, or defending a Will and other matters regarding the value of the estate.

We understand wills, estates and legacy planning can be a sensitive matter.

Winding up & Liquidation

When it’s time to close down, nothing should be left unsettled. Liquidation of the company in UAE goes through a defined process to make sure it’s legally closed.

Walking away without cancelling your business license will accumulate fines and penalties incurred upon your licence expiring without renewal.

Following the necessary legal steps to close the business offsets your liabilities towards your creditors and partners and protects you moving forward.

While there are many formalities involved in winding up a business in the UAE, our team takes care of the entire process for you, starting from advising on Voluntary or Compulsory Liquidation, de-registration requirements set by the government authorities, effect on employees, sale of assets, publication in the newspaper until the company’s name will be struck off from the register of companies, and the company will be said to have officially closed.

Closure of business needs to be formally carried out with the Dubai Economic Department (DED) and the Ministry of Economy (MOE), taking into account the slight variations in procedures that exist between the Emirates and the various free zones.

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