India has long-standing, and close links with the Middle East. With excellent flight connections, strong cultural alignment between our nations and government efforts to increase co-operation, those historical connections are growing even closer.

The Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (Cepa) which was signed in 2021, has seen trade between the UAE and India increase. It has also set the stage for greater co-operation throughout the Middle East and a potential free trade pact between India and the GCC nations.

Supporting Indian clients investing in the MENA region

We work with large Indian conglomerates and multi-national businesses seeking to invest and operate in the MENA region. An increasing number of high net worth individuals from India are shifting their operations base to the UAE as the Indian government has relaxed regulations in this area. We are ideally placed to help these clients set up family offices here.

Beyond the UAE, we are also seeing increasing investment from India into jurisdictions including Saudi Arabia and Egypt. With lawyers working on the ground in 10 jurisdictions across the MENA region, we provide Indian clients with support wherever their business needs take them.

We offer a full package of legal service to our Indian clients, from structuring their business operations in the region and regulatory support to assisting on disputes.

Expert, seamless advice

Our clients choose us because we understand their needs. As well as providing advice that is effective today, we take a long term view and suggest the best approach and structures for the next 5-10 years.

Many of our lawyers at Al Tamimi & Company are of Indian origin, so we have a deep understanding of the priorities and needs of our Indian clients.

For clients with operations in multiple jurisdictions across the MENA region, we offer a single point of contact to manage, offering a seamless service.

We also work with leading Indian law firms, ensuring that their clients are well looked after when doing business in our region.

Key Contacts

Samir Kantaria

Partner, Head of Employment & Incentives
Rafiq Jaffer

Partner, Banking & Finance (Bahrain, KSA & UAE) Head – Debt Capital Markets
Sakshi Puri