Ali Houssein advises international and local clients on a variety of commercial transactions and arrangements, including structuring and completing commercial contracts, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. Ali has experience advising clients on legislative and regulatory issues in the UAE marketplace, including the corporate formation process both in the UAE and its free zones. He is admitted to practice in Ontario.
Ali also participates in mergers and acquisitions projects, including the sale and transfer of shares in legal entities and the subscription by certain institutional clients of legal interests in investment funds.
He regularly advises clients on the regulatory framework of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and has broad experience with the establishment and corporate structuring of operational entities and special purpose vehicles in the ADGM.
Ali is fluent in English and Arabic and has liaised with UAE government bodies and institutions in connection with various regulatory and licensing issues.
Advising a US-based investment management firm on all aspect of its registration of numerous funds with the SCA.
Assisting a privately owned, US-based transportation management company in the negotiation and corporate structuring of a joint venture arrangement with a leading Australian transportation company in the UAE.
Advising a US-based company on the dissolution of its Abu Dhabi branch
Advising and assisting large institutional investors in the establishment and corporate structuring of their ADGM entities.
Assisting a large US-based immigration firm with the share transfer of its Dubai Multi Commodities Center free zone entity.
Assisting a sovereign wealth fund in the establishment of its subsidiary structure and the re-organization of its investments.
Advising a US-based construction company on its corporate structuring requirements in the UAE
Advising a sovereign wealth fund in the liquidation of its UAE subsidiaries
Assisting a large oil and gas services firm in its UAE structuring
Assisting a U.S. based transportation management company in all aspects of its structuring and employment relations for its work on Expo 2020
Advised one of the world’s largest human resources consultancies firm on the UAE aspects of a USD multi-million acquisition of another human resources consultancy which included structuring their UAE operations and various employment matters.
Advised a European private equity firm in the hospitality sector on the structuring of its UAE advisory and holding structure.
Advised a China-base private equity firm with the UAE based aspects of an acquisition of an online retailer.
Advised a UAE based private equity firm with the acquisition of a UAE based hospitality group
Advised a leading restaurateur of operating hospitality outlets for travel venues in an acquisition of its UAE entities.
Assisted a US education service provider in its structuring in the UAE and various employment matters
Assisted a leading US consulting firm in its UAE structuring and various employment matters