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Al Tamimi & Company’s Commercial practice encompasses commercial contracts, compliance with business laws, joint ventures, commercial agencies, franchises, distribution agreements and sports law.

Our unique strengths are our knowledge and understanding of the Middle Eastern legal and regulatory environment, combined with our ability to deliver legal product to international standards.

These strengths assure our clients of practical and effective outcomes workable in Middle Eastern countries.

Due to our unequalled regional footprint we deliver coordinated advice and agreements across Middle Eastern jurisdictions. We handle cross-border joint venture arrangements, as well as franchising and distribution arrangements covering the nine major markets in the Middle East.

Commercial Contracts and Compliance

Our lawyers advise on and prepare the full gamut of commercial agreements required by businesses, both in the strategic and the operational spheres.

We have practiced in the region for more than 25 years and we understand fully the nature and extent of business and legal risks in the Middle East.  Our services range from the review of standard form agreements to negotiating and drafting complex “tailor-made” commercial contracts.

We advise on a broad range of Middle Eastern legal and regulatory issues which impact businesses, and we understand the practical as well as the theoretical aspects of the Middle Eastern legal framework.

Joint Ventures

We advise local and international players on their joint ventures in the region, both local and cross border. We have expertise in Middle Eastern licensing and regulatory environment, including foreign shareholding rules. Where necessary, our team works closely with other specialist practices within our “full service” law firm to ensure all potential issues are identified and managed.

Commercial Agencies

We provide advice on all types of commercial agency arrangements including distribution agreements, franchise agreements and various other types of representative agreements. We frequently address the important legal and regulatory issues surrounding commercial agencies and the impact of relevant local laws on such arrangements.

We have strong relationships with the regional regulatory authorities which oversee the registration of certain commercial agencies and, through these relationships, we stay abreast of new developments and practices. This ensures that our advice is clear and practical, taking into account pragmatic issues, as well as legal issues.

Sports Law

We are the first Middle East law firm to operate a dedicated Sports Law practice. We provide a comprehensive range of legal services for the sports industry throughout the Middle East. We have a team of experienced lawyers working across a number of the firm’s legal specialists. We deliver specialised sports law advice to national governing bodies, athletes, public agencies, sports rights-holders, international federations and event management companies.

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