Practice Areas

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS /
JOINT VENTURES

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS /
JOINT VENTURES

We have extensive experience in all aspects of acquisitions, mergers, amalgamations, divestitures, spin-offs, and asset purchases.  From initial structuring advice to due diligence and negotiation, we advise our clients through the process of exiting or acquiring an investment.  

We have advised on the establishment of many joint ventures and consortiums in nearly all countries of the Middle East, and structure joint ventures with shareholders’ agreements and similar joint venture structures.  We also assist clients on resolving shareholder disputes.


Recent Representative Matters:

    • Advising a leading German chemical manufacturer on UAE-based joint venture for manufacturing and distribution of chemical products, including structuring the joint venture, full legal documentation of initial acquisition and ongoing legal advice to the joint venture
    • Advising a multinational client on due diligence of a target on behalf of purchaser of a chemical blending plant in the UAE, drafting of all acquisition and ancillary documents, structuring and legal advice
    • Advising a purchaser on UAE aspects of a multi-jurisdictional acquisition, due diligence, regulatory approvals, completion of all share transfer formalities, coordination with lead international counsel, drafting of all documents required for closing the UAE portion of the transaction simultaneously with other jurisdictions
    • Advising a leading international logistics corporation on the construction of a new facility covering real estate due diligence, acquisition, preparing and conducting legal due diligence, negotiation, drafting and review of contracts transaction, management cross-border operations, merger, consolidation, and optimizing the financial structure
    • Advising a purchaser on the acquisition of one of the largest petrochemical plants in the Middle East region, including full due diligence, drafting and negotiation of all documentation, regulatory advice and securing of needed licenses
    • Represented a Japanese automobile manufacturer on the share purchase of a regional automobile sales and distribution company in the Dubai Auto Zone
    • Advising a leading North American global market leader in the largest ever private share and asset acquisition of multiple Iraqi companies, including restructuring, due diligence, full legal documentation, liaising with relevant authorities, and securing all regulatory approvals
    • Advising a multinational investor on the acquisition of a major dairy plant in Egypt
    • Representing a U.S. private equity fund in the acquisition of Iraq’s largest oil service company
    • Advising a consortium of a GCC sovereign wealth fund, a European oil major and a private investor on the acquisition of a corporate vehicle holding a concession in Libya
    • Advising a purchaser on acquisition of petrochemical-related target in the UAE including full due diligence, structuring, negotiations, documentation, regulatory and legal advice




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