• Banking & Finance

    We are working with international counsel, advised the International Finance Corporation, on novel issues posed by the innovative equity arrangements, export credit agency support and the relatively short tenor loans. We advise shareholders/promoters of banks on re-structuring by way of acquisition, merger and sale as well as initial public offerings of shares for new banks or banks converting from a closed to public joint stock company. In addition, the team advises on the UAE Banking law and regulations, CBU's regulatory role and policies, securities registration, bankruptcy, corporate governance, compliance and other regulatory issues.

    Banking & Finance

    Our banking and finance team combines depth and breadth of knowledge of UAE's regulatory, financial and business environment with multi-jurisdictional legal expertise gained in Egypt, Sudan and India. This unique blend enables us to provide our clients with high quality, UAE-specific advice and guidance. This team works closely with our corporate and capital markets and commercial teams to deliver a seamless service to clients across the full spectrum of banking and financial services, corporate finance and project finance transactions. Clients tell us that our ability to provide integrated advice is one of our most valuable attributes.

    We provide advice to borrowers and lenders on syndicated and multi-lateral loan and credit facility agreements and related security packages, project finance, corporate finance, Islamic finance, ship and aircraft finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, asset and real estate finance, recapitalizations and corporate restructurings.
    Over the years, our lawyers have advised on a range of ground-breaking fund structures and developments in the banking and finance sector.
    These include the first-ever bond issue, joint investment account and the first global depository receipt issue. Our Group has been at the forefront of developments in UAE of innovative public-private partnerships and restructurings.