Our lawyers can provide expert advice on a vast array of legal issues in the aviation field. We understand the multifaceted requirements that come with legal arrangements in the aviation industry, and we can ensure that our clients satisfy any and all legal requirements.
Our support includes the preparation of documents associated with aviation finance; aircraft leasing, chartering, and purchasing; aviation regulations; as well as any legal concerns connected with aviation disputes or liabilities. As a complete legal service provider, Emirates Advocates covers all of a client’s needs in this industry.
With its evolving financial markets, the UAE requires sophisticated legal advisers who understand the meaning of risk and reward. Our firm employs experienced lawyers in the field of local and international banking and finance law, regulations and customs. Their global perspective enables them to complete the most complex transactions for corporate bodies, commercial and investment banks, funds and financial institutions. Throughout the years, Emirates Advocates has successfully provided advice on local and international development projects, rescheduling debts and preparing loan documentation.
The Banking and Finance Department prides itself on the wide range of expert services it offers. These services include providing legal advice on all banking issues, letters of credit and other related matters, such as the establishment of representative offices for foreign institutions.
We have placed a special emphasis on Company and Commercial law. Our services in this sector include the facilitation of company formation.
In addition to our specialization in negotiating and drafting numerous forms and contracts covering various commercial transaction, our Corporate & Commercial Department is often called upon to provide advice and views on various practice areas of law, including matters related to the laws of contracts, sales, commercial transaction, commercial agencies, distributorship, franchising and commodities. We also participate in negotiations, registration of agreements and scrutiny of Import and Export documentation.
Our firm has a separate division specialized in the sponsorship and registration of foreign company branches and offices in the UAE. Numerous multi-national companies seek our assistance in this area. We also carry out the establishment and registration formalities in all UAE Free Zone Areas mainly in the incorporation and representation of off-shore companies.
Emirates Advocates maintains a large and diversified general corporate and securities practice. This includes public and private equity, debt financing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buy outs, proxy contents, public transactions, tender offers, exchange offers, broker/dealer and National Association of Security Dealers (NASD) compliance matters, venture capital financing and general corporate representation.
We also deal with preparatory arrangements, negotiations, formations, licensing and registration of all types of enterprises whether with local, foreign capital participation of foreign bridge financing, drafting of documents such as the pre-formation of joint venture agreements, letters of intent, memorandums of understanding, articles of association and shareholder’s agreements and resolutions. In addition, we specialize in matters related to liquidation, bankruptcy, closure of corporations and/or partnership turnovers, offering guidance regarding compliance with the law in the daily activities of companies. Our Attorneys consult on group structuring with a keen look at promoter’s interests on a selection of the most appropriate entities for each transaction.
We possess the necessary expertise to provide legal services for all areas of the hospitality industry. Emirates Advocates maintains a team of lawyers familiar with the legal requirements of the hotel and leisure industry, allowing us to quickly and effectively ensure our Client’s hospitality needs are covered.
We have a specialized and separate department for debt recovery, composed of highly qualified lawyers who handle negotiations on behalf of our Client’s interest and claims. Intervention from our firm is most effective due to our methods and unique approach. We prefer to settle claims amicably, as we regard court as a last resort.
We ensure protection of credit records and focus on all aspects of legal recovery, avoiding error or fraudulent behavior.
Our experience serves to our advantage, enabling us to deal with debtors effectively. Due to our expansion within the UAE, we are able to trace the debtors / assets more easily and accurately than other collection agencies.
Dispute Resolution encompasses Litigation, Arbitration and Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). The attorneys at Emirates Advocates are well versed and experienced in all relevant provisions of UAE legislation concerning arbitration as well as with the International Chamber of Commerce rules on reconciliation and arbitration, both as counselors and arbitrators. We assist by providing legal advice to ensure that disputes have a successful outcome. We offer advice on alternatives to litigation, including mediation and other forms of ADR. We discuss risk management solutions to our Clients to minimize the risk of disputes arising. Our membership with various international associations, which seek to foster the use of arbitration as a viable alternative in dispute resolution, enables us to serve our Clients efficiently.
Our attorneys practice the philosophy of “dispute avoidance”, which involves reconciling areas of conflict with that of the Client’s interest. We apply techniques of structured negotiations, establishing a formal strategy of communication to resume a cooperative dialogue and settle issues out of the courts.
Our role as mediators offers people and businesses the opportunity to resolve disputes in a confidential, cost effective and collaborative manner. The firm brings parties together to create a ‘win-win’ solution, rather than engaging in adversarial, costly and time-consuming legal proceedings.
Our Litigation Department is engaged in substantial areas of corporate and commercial disputes, intellectual property, public utilities, banks, real estate, construction, insurance, malpractice, firm liability, employment, matrimonial issues and debt recovery. Our Litigation team covers all Civil and Criminal courts, while also considering Sharia courts in all jurisdictions throughout the Emirates.
Clients in today’s healthcare sector face a wide range of legal and business issues, some of which appear in the form of regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse prevention or reimbursement issues. Our lawyers in the Healthcare Department have a close relationship with our trial lawyers to ensure the best possible outcome for a case. They work as a team to prevent litigation whenever possible. Our firm has represented insurers in connection with cases challenging discount and billing procedures, and has been extensively involved in defending health systems and other managed care organizations both in class action and individual litigation. They also handle both simple and complex commercial and regulatory litigation with extensive experience in defending against false claims and antitrust claims in the healthcare field.
Our lawyers offer advice and consultation to several insurance companies and policy holders in all aspects of insurance regulatory matters, both internationally and in the UAE. This includes state and federal regulations; firm development; reinsurance; agents, brokers and underwriters; fires; accidents; general and group liability insurance; policy drafting; as well as professional indemnity and product checks. We also deal with aviation and marine insurance, as well as the settlement of disputes regarding claims or with respect to no claim bonus.
Our firm specializes in alternative insurance claim resolutions and is also fully conversant in all forms of mediation, including procedures in which the mediator actively proposes compromise solutions to the parties as well as procedures while remaining strictly neutral.
The IP industry is growing internationally at a rapid pace, so it is crucial that Clients engage with an experienced IP Department that stays informed on recent technology developments.
Our IP Department has developed extensive experience in all legal issues pertaining to trade marks, patents, designs, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. The services provided by this Department include the identification, analysis and securing of Clients’ intellectual property assets. Our attorneys secure these assets by means of registration, maintenance and enforcement. These services include assistance in the negotiation and drafting of agreements, licenses, assignments and other transactional instruments.
The Department provides services to a wide spectrum of local and international business Clients. Our Client list includes huge international manufacturing and trading companies. Our Intellectual Property Department is led by a team of highly qualified, specialized attorneys who assist Clients in obtaining, managing and protecting their intellectual property rights in the UAE and other jurisdictions abroad. We work closely with a network of foreign affiliates to implement and enforce intellectual property protection. Additionally, we advise Clients on various international agreements with international organizations such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The UAE allows investors to explore several Islamic finance options, which is marked by the use of Sharia-compliant transactions. The lawyers at Emirates Advocates have the requisite experience to help you with Sharia-compliant finance options.
Islamic Finance includes several essential concepts, including Murabaha (cost-plus financing), Mudaraba (profit sharing), Sukuk (Islamic bonds), Ijara (leasing) and Musharaka (partnership financing). Our lawyers have a deep understanding of these different financing options, allowing us to explain the interaction between Islamic finance and other financing options. With our support, Clients can rest assured that they will not run afoul of Sharia law.
With offices throughout the UAE, and associate offices in the Middle East and Europe, our firm enables us to serve Clients on an international, regional and local level.
Our Labour and Employment division represents employers in numerous fields, including manufacturing, finance, healthcare, service, entertainment, education and construction. We assist in maximizing our Client’s human resources while avoiding exposure to liability. We provide consultation to Clients in matters related to reductions in labour force, executive severance, employment contracts and non-competition agreements, re-organization and outsourcing, worker’s compensation, and general employee relationship matters. We also provide advice regarding labour and employment issues involving corporate mergers, acquisitions and restructurings.
We regularly provide consultation to employers on the varying federal and local laws, regulating the labor sector of the country.
The firm offers advice on laws related to charter parties, marine insurance and laws related to collisions and salvage. We are actively involved in a broad range of maritime representations, such as ship owners, charters, cargo owners, shipyards, and insurers. Our services cover general maritime fraud, demurrage, shipbuilding contracts and the sale and purchase of vessels.
The firm offers advice to its maritime Clients at an early stage so that disputes and litigation arising at a later stage may be avoided. We also provide assistance in drafting memorandums, articles of association, charters, bills of lading, towage, sale of commodities and other maritime documentation.
The firm offers advice to its maritime Clients at an early stage so that disputes and litigation arising at a later stage may be avoided. We also provide assistance in drafting memorandums, articles of association, charters, bills of lading, towage, sale of commodities and other maritime documentations.
Our projects team has worked on energy projects valued at over US$10 billion in the UAE, GCC and other markets. During this time, we have advised public utilities, project companies, sponsors and lenders alike. Our experience encompass a broad range of projects including power, road and transport infrastructure, general utilities, real estate development and oil & gas.
The lawyers in our projects team can advise on a wide variety of project issues ranging from project-finance, government regulation, project development and disputes.
The firm is now developing its focus towards clean energy and renewables, both in the UAE where strong emphasis is made towards green buildings, reducing carbon footprint and renewable sources of energy; as well as the wider region which is currently in the midst of an infrastructure boom.
The real estate team at Emirates Advocates has worked on some of the most iconic real estate projects in Dubai and advised some of the largest developers in the region. This has involved drafting and advising on the full range of real estate issues including sales and disclosure documentation, jointly-owned property declarations, plot development agreements, title strategy, infrastructure development and disputes. Some of our lawyers have previously had high profile in-house roles with some of the largest developers in the UAE including major government master developers. This combined first-hand experience and exposure means that we are able to offer a unique practical perspective with regard to all aspects of the real estate industry including commercial, development, and marketing issue when providing advice to Clients. The Firm has excellent well established relationships with regulatory and government authorities and individuals which we frequently utilize for the benefit of our Clients.
Also, the Firm’s mixture of foreign qualified lawyers as well as locally qualified and native Arabic-speaking real estate lawyers means that it is also ideally placed in handling disputes efficiently whether they are in the UAE courts, arbitration and/or other forums.
Emirates Advocates has a dedicated team able to perform both contentious and non-contentious matters. The construction law team advises all types of Clients including employers, consultants, contractors and sub-contractors on a wide range of issues both contentious and non-contentious.
Emirates Advocates has a thriving litigation Department which carries out a significant number of construction disputes in both Dubai courts and/or arbitration at any one time. The contacts that the Firm has developed with experts, construction professionals, arbitration panels and the courts means that it is able to provide its Clients significant value-added advice when executing any type of construction dispute.
As far as non-contentious matters our lawyers routinely advise on a broad range of issues including contract formation, procurement, and the impact of UAE law issues on standard form contracts such as FIDIC and PPP.
Our lawyers are experienced in the full range of technology, media and telecom issues and our Clients include Telcos, app developers, broadcasters, software companies and venture capitalists.
The UAE and the surrounding region is a fast-developing market for TMT, and our lawyers are able to advise and assist Clients who are seeking to enter and exploit this market as well as continuously safeguard their rights with respect to intellectual property, funding and licensing issues.
We also have excellent relationships with dedicated free zones and government entities that seek to facilitate the entry and development of start- up companies as well as continuously advise Clients regarding regulatory reforms and compliance.
Emirates Advocates understands the positive impact technology is having on our lives and that is why we have developed the Emirates Advocates App which enables us to provide legal services to our Clients through a digitally enabled platform.
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