General Commercial & Advisory • Joint Ventures • Commercial Agencies • Consumer Protection & Competition • Anti-Corruption
Al Tamimi & Company’s Commercial Advisory practice provides a comprehensive range of advice in the areas of General Commercial & Advisory; Joint Ventures; Commercial Agencies; Consumer Protection & Competition and Anti-Corruption.
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 legal standards, enables us to provide the most cost-effective, practical and commercial advice whilst ensuring legal objectives are also met.
General Commercial & Advisory
Our lawyers advise on a wide range of commercial arrangements required by businesses in their day to day operations taking into account the nature of the business and the commercial and legal risks. Our services range from reviewing standard form agreements to drafting and assisting with the negotiation of complex bespoke commercial arrangements.
We have advised both local and international partners on a large number of joint ventures in the region which requires a detailed knowledge of the local licensing and regulatory environment, in particular when structuring an appropriate joint venture vehicle in light of foreign shareholding restrictions. The team work closely with other specialist practices in the firm, where necessary, in order to ensure that all potential issues are identified and appropriately provided for.
We have extensive experience of providing advice on all types of commercial agency arrangements such as franchise, distribution, agency and commission arrangements and on the impact of local laws on such arrangements, including advising on the effect of these arrangements being registered with the local authorities. Through our close relationship with these authorities we are kept fully aware of their current practices which ensures that our advice is clear and practical, taking into account the commercial and procedural, as well as legal, issues that may arise.
Consumer Protection & Competition
We are able to provide up to date and practical advice on consumer protection and competition laws applicable throughout the region, including with regard to issues such as prohibited monopolies, warranty requirements, after sales service and repair obligations and product recall procedures. Our experience in this area spans many sectors including automotive, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, media and hospitality and leisure.
While many clients may be familiar with foreign legislation such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act, they are often less familiar with local law requirements. We have the experience to advise on local anti-bribery and corruption legislation in the context of dealings with both public officials and the private sector.