Corporate / Commercial

Historically Dubai’s economy was built on the oil industry. However present development has seen Multinational Corporations from different sectors like Information Technology, Media, Banking, Hospitality and many more come and set up their businesses in GCC.

Businesses in the UAE need to comply with a wide range of procedures and legal processes. At MHLF, we provide corporate and commercial advisory services to ensure that your business transactions are conducted smoothly and your business interests are legally protected.

Our strength lies in our in-depth understanding and knowledge of the local legal and regulatory environment which, when coupled with the delivery of our advice in line with international and domestic legal standards, enables us to provide the most cost-effective, practical and commercial advice whilst ensuring legal objectives are also met.

Corporate Governance

MHLF has an enviable Corporate Governance expertise that has proved to be the center of high value and complex corporate advisory matters. The team has in-depth knowledge and expertise in all areas of Corporate Governance including development and amendment of corporate governance policies, review existing policies, map best practices locally and globally, regular disclosure and implementation of transparency and accountability procedures for the Board of Directors, execution of audit and internal controls, verification systems for conflict of interests and other party transactions, drafting and implementation of whistle blowing processes.

The team boasts of specialized services involving cross-disciplinary expertise in balancing the interests of multiple stakeholders. We advise banks, family businesses and public and private companies on their corporate governance practices.  Providing more than just advice, our clients receive a tailored manual specific to their needs in light of new regulations and policies. Additionally, we maintain constant communication with regulators within the region, ensuring we remain on top of corporate governance requirements.

Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A necessitate the depth of understanding across divisions and sub-divisions to manage expectations flawlessly. Our M&A practice has handled domestic and cross border transactions and our expertise extends beyond legal consultations and counsel to facilitate mergers and acquisitions.

At MHLF, we specialize in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions and general transactional work including specialized legal due diligence, share sale and purchase contracts, shareholder agreements, company charter documents and petitions with regulatory entities.

Transactions handled include cross-border transactions, acquisitions or disposals of businesses and companies based in the GCC Region, mergers, consolidations, joint ventures and strategic alliances.  Hence, we are a full-service law firm in the region and are able to provide services from market-leading litigation, employment, property, IP and cross border transactions to offer our clients an unparalleled suite of specialist practice areas.

Corporate Restructuring

Looking at revamping your corporate structure? UAE laws set down a number of clauses that an organization needs to adhere to while Corporate Restructuring.

MHLF services will ensure a smooth legal transition for your manpower as well as time to plan your strategy. Our services will include planning, advice on legal requirements, ownership, and operational and legal restructuring to ensure that your overall corporate objective is achieved in line with the existing legal framework of UAE.

The strength of our team comes not only from our in-depth knowledge and experience of regional laws and regulations, but also from our awareness of local regulatory practices achieved through close working relationships with regulatory authorities and ministries.

Private Equity, Investment and Joint Ventures

In a competitive market such as the UAE, corporations have to constantly analyze and modify their capital gains, risks and investment portfolio.

At MHLF, we recognize the risk faced across sectors and territories when it comes to diversifying risks to raise capital. From structuring separate LLCs to drafting and implementing JV agreements, we have the knowledge, connection and resources to ensure efficient facilitation of any private equity, investment or joint venture requirements for your organization. We achieve reliable and competitively focused outcomes due to our thorough understanding of regional legal issues and practical know-how.