Legal Services provided by the renowed law firm in the U.A.E., Hussain Lootah & Associates:

Company/JV formation

Advice and support regarding the formation of a company, handling of all paperwork, and contract drafting.

GERMELA LOOTAH advises you in all matters in Corporate Law, with regard to the formation of companies and implementation of subsidiaries, respectively. We are conducting all proceedings with the local authorities, and are, apart from that, at your service in all matters concerning corporate law, as well. In that context, we are advising you as to onshore- and off-shore foundations. We advise you with regard to your search for the most suitable legal form, we identify the ideal location (Onshore/Free Zone/Offshore), and we take care of a trouble-free and swift formation of your company.

Corporate Group Structuring

Many of our clients have several companies, subsidiaries and branches across the MENA region.

Many of our clients have several companies, subsidiaries and branches across the MENA region. But there is always a need to optimize the corporate group structure, depending on the current developments in our client's business and in the laws.

Our Corporate Law experts are advising our clients on structuring and optimizing the group from a legal perspective in the entire MENA region.

Debt Collection throughout the entire MENA region

Debt collection by pre-litigation and litigation activities

We are able to collect debts of our clients in the U.A.E. and, together with our GERMELA partners, in the rest of the MENA region. The collection activities in all countries, both pre-litigation and litigation activities, are coordinated by GERMELA LOOTAH in Dubai, for utmost convenience for our clients.

M&A

Advising our clients on Mergers and Acquisitions

As lawyers with local experience, we are aware about the legal risks of share or asset deals within the MENA region, and we know how to identify and to minimize them. Our experts in corporate law will guide you from the identification and the due diligence, the negotiations to the closing of the deal. We provide you with legal due diligence, drafting of the share purchase contract (SPC) and assist you in negotiations with the contracting partner.

Dispute Resolution

International Arbitration in the entire GCC countries.

Dispute resolution in the context of an arbitration procedure has, e.g., increasingly gained significance in the United Arab Emirates, which have joined the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in 2006

At GERMELA LOOTAH experts in arbitration can assist you on the arbitration proceedings inside the U.A.E. and abroad.

Litigation

Representing clients in the court

In order to enforce own rights, or defend against adverse claims, court proceedings and arbitration procedures, respectively, are oftentimes unavoidable.

In this context, a carefully prepared strategy is crucial for a successful case management. It entails, next to conducting a risk analysis as to the prospects of success of a proceeding, working out convincing arguments. Oftentimes, an arbitration procedure may be more advantageous than court proceedings; as such procedure can be initiated on short notice, and by the selection of the arbitrators one can make sure that a certain professional economic expertise is guaranteed, provided that the parties have contractually agreed to the possibility of an arbitration procedure, in the first place. With local lawyers at Hussain Lootah & Associates who are admitted at the courts in the respective countries in the Middle East as well as in Europe, competent representatives for conducting your court proceedings are at your side.

Arbitration

International Arbitration in the entire GCC countries.

Dispute resolution in the context of an arbitration procedure has, e.g., increasingly gained significance in the United Arab Emirates, which have joined the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in 2006.

At GERMELA LOOTAH experts in arbitration can assist you on the arbitration proceedings inside the U.A.E. and abroad.

Commercial Law

Most of our clients use the U.A.E. as a hub for their trading and business activities in the entire MENA region.

Most of our clients use the U.A.E. as a hub for their trading and business activities in the entire MENA region. Due to our experts in Commercial Law not only for the U.A.E., we are able to provide you with excellent legal services in all matters related to your trading and business activities in the entire Middle East.

Labour Law

Our local law experts are assisting our clients in all issues related to labour law

Our local law experts are assisting our clients in all issues related to labour law, from the pure legal advice to the representation before the local courts.

Employment

When recruiting new employees, it is particularly helpful if you have individuals at your side who are well versed with the specific employment practices in the Middle East, and thus are able to achieve the best possible results in such negotiations.

LWhen recruiting new employees, it is particularly helpful if you have individuals at your side who are well versed with the specific employment practices in the Middle East, and thus are able to achieve the best possible results in such negotiations. We advise you on drafting contracts, not only for staff but also for executive employees as well as onshore agents and to respect the standardized contracts of the Ministry of Labor for Non-UAE citizens. We make sure that you respect labor regulations when it comes to reporting obligations, working conditions and dismissal protection. You can count on our support as well as our expertise during the apply for residence and/ or working permit.

GERMELA LOOTAH will stay in close contact with you to inform your business about new legislation affecting your employment policy and to implement them for future employment decisions.

Corporate | M&A

Representing clients in the court

In order to enforce own rights, or defend against adverse claims, court proceedings and arbitration procedures, respectively, are oftentimes unavoidable.

In this context, a carefully prepared strategy is crucial for a successful case management. It entails, next to conducting a risk analysis as to the prospects of success of a proceeding, working out convincing arguments. Oftentimes, an arbitration procedure may be more advantageous than court proceedings; as such procedure can be initiated on short notice, and by the selection of the arbitrators one can make sure that a certain professional economic expertise is guaranteed, provided that the parties have contractually agreed to the possibility of an arbitration procedure, in the first place.