Located in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), our Abu Dhabi office offers clients a legal team with years of experience in the Middle East and an intimate knowledge of the region’s distinct legal, business, and regulatory structures and frameworks. Abu Dhabi is one of the world’s most important financial and commercial hubs where the government and global companies are investing heavily in healthcare, technology, defense, and energy (oil, gas, nuclear, and renewable), which are among our firm’s strategic industries.
Our team advises institutional investors—including sovereign wealth funds, pensions, corporate groups, and family offices—in their local, regional, and global investment activities, particularly on private investment funds such as private equity, hedge, infrastructure, and real estate funds, as well as co-investments, real estate, and direct investments.
Additionally, our team represents local and global clients on a variety of corporate, joint venture, and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, as well as the legislative, employment, and regulatory considerations that arise when operating in the United Arab Emirates marketplace.
We also advise financial institutions on US anti-money laundering, sanctions, know-your-customer laws and regulations, corporate investigations, and, working through our global network of offices, assist regional clients on dispute matters—both litigation and arbitration—wherever the need may arise.
As the ADGM financial free zone continues to grow in importance as a global financial center, our Abu Dhabi office is uniquely situated to assist clients in the establishment of platforms for regional and global investment, to launch and operate private investment funds and regulated fund management entities, and to conduct business in the ADGM across industries and business models.