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Capital Markets

Al Tamimi & Company is the leading law firm for cross-border, local and international capital markets legal advisory in the wider MENA region. We are the only law firm able to provide securities law advice across nine jurisdictions in the Middle East, offering both domestic and international clients a full service practice with specific industry sector focus.

Our key strength lies in our ability to give on-the-ground capital markets advice, tailored to specific industry sectors. This makes legal due diligence more efficient and effective and allows us to navigate the inevitable bottlenecks – consequently mitigating timetable risk. Our dedicated corporate structuring and tax teams can provide the optimal solutions for any pre-deal restructuring.  Our local knowledge of and relationships with the applicable regulators and stock exchanges is also key to getting your capital markets transaction completed on time.  In the context of an IPO, this is the beginning of the journey as we can assist post-listing/fundraise on secondary offerings, M&A, share options schemes, dispute resolution, employment matters, intellectual property, ongoing regulatory requirements and corporate governance.

We have a long history of advising clients in both equity and debt capital markets, including Sukuk. In particular, Al Tamimi & Company has worked on all of the IPOs that have taken place in the UAE since the financial crisis, providing innovative and unprecedented legal and corporate structuring advice and regulatory know-how that has contributed significantly to the success of the IPOs. Additionally, our ability to seamlessly draft in the Arabic and English languages highlights our ability to do business effectively in the Middle East and beyond.


Key Strengths

International quality; local presence

Locally and internationally qualified lawyers in all offices providing international quality legal advice but with intimate local knowledge.

On the ground know-how

A detailed knowledge of the legal and regulatory environments in which we operate.

Government regulatory intelligence

Excellent relationships with regional governments, ministries, regulators and stock exchanges to assist timely deal completion.

Client breadth

Regional coverage and a client roster that is second to none and an excellent source for introductions.

Arabic language and civil law understanding

Conversant in the local language and understanding of the basis of the legal systems in the countries in which we operate.

Full service practice areas

In addition to capital markets, finance and M&A we offer specialist advice from employment and tax to litigation – on the ground and not at the end of a phone.

Industry sector coverage

The largest law firm in the Middle East with lawyers that concentrate on industry sectors such as real estate, healthcare, education and sports.

English law capability

We have approximately 70 English qualified lawyers and we can give English law advice.

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