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Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Not all law firms in the UAE can appear before the Federal and Dubai Courts. This restricts most international commercial counsel from conducting local litigation. Whether through an international law firm or on a standalone basis, choosing the right litigation team requires selecting the best Advocacy Firm for your dispute. Litigation in the UAE need not be a mysterious process. Al Jallaf’s team of internationally qualified lawyers are well placed to provide strategic legal and procedural advice from the first stages of the dispute (including amicable resolution) right through to enforcement. Our Team is highly experienced in running its own case management, but can also seamlessly (and virtually) sit within a team managed by your own international legal counsel.

ARBITRATION

ARBITRATION

We have acted in all stages of domestic and international arbitrations as representative legal counsel, and UAE and Aviation law experts. We can obtain interim and injunctive relief through the UAE courts during the course of arbitration proceedings conducted in the UAE. We also have experience of appointing and liaising with financial and other experts in arbitration proceedings. Crucially, as an Advocacy Firm, Al Jallaf can obtain enforcement of local and foreign arbitral awards in the UAE courts. Our experience includes acting in Ad-Hoc and institutional arbitrations under the DIAC, ADCCAC, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules. Our Team of internationally qualified bilingual lawyers are capable of handling both English and Arabic language arbitrations. We can also advise on arbitration case strategy, settlement negotiations and formal mediation of disputes.

CORPORATE

CORPORATE

Our Team has expert knowledge of corporate and commercial matters in the UAE and strong transactional and commercial drafting capabilities. Our experience includes advising on joint ventures, asset transfers, outsourcing, distribution agreements, licensing arrangements, manufacturing and supply agreements, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, private equity, company reorganisations and restructurings, and privatisations. We have advised clients on all issues concerning mainland and free zone company formation and registration in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and Fujairah as well as the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Al Jallaf is registered with the DIFC Courts’ Register of Practitioners as well as with JAFZA as an offshore agent.

CORPORATE CRIME & REGULATORY LAW

CORPORATE CRIME & REGULATORY LAW

Al Jallaf provides critical support to businesses facing investigations or seeking recourse to the criminal law. Our work involves representing and advising businesses and corporate legal representatives during Police and Public Prosecution investigations, submitting explanatory memoranda and evidence, and making formal criminal complaints. We are able to advice in relation to extradition, police and prosecution procedure, and criminal law generally.

SHARI’A LAW

SHARI’A LAW

We advise on incorporation of Islamic banks, credit facilities and loan agreements (Murabaha), Islamic bond issuance (Sukuk), structuring of Islamic funds and the use of basic Islamic contracts such as Ijara, Mudaraba, Takaful and Istisnaa. We also draft and negotiate agreements, litigate on behalf of Islamic banks. We have advised on Sharia aspects of disputes involving insurance companies and fraudulent banking transactions and Sharia compliant structures for commercial and real estate projects.

Sectors


AVIATION & AEROSPACE

AVIATION & AEROSPACE

Al Jallaf is the oldest and most established specialist aviation law firm in the UAE. Uniquely, our aviation expertise includes first-hand experience of the commercial, regulatory and operational fields. For further information, please download our Aviation Law Firm Profile.

BANKING & FINANCE

BANKING & FINANCE

We advise clients on both banking and finance arrangements across numerous sectors. Our work includes aircraft, asset and project financing, commercial property finance, shipping, banking litigation and enforcement actions, derivatives, structured finance transactions, incorporation and licensing of financial institutions, debt capital market transactions and bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

We handle non-contentious and contentious issues relating to major engineering and construction projects in the UAE, including the performance of contracts and sub-contracts, the failure of material and equipment, changes of orders, cost overruns, delays and disruption, negligent design and faulty workmanship. We have also dealt with injury, loss of life and property damage on behalf of UAE based construction companies, and advise on health and safety issues, including executive investigations under the threat of prosecution. Our experience of the UAE property market means we understand the industry and its ever changing environment. We can draft and negotiate commercial leases for clients investing in the UAE for the first time and have extensive experience of using both conventional and Islamic financing techniques for real estate purchases in the UAE.

SHIPPING & INSURANCE

SHIPPING & INSURANCE

Al Jallaf frequently acts for insurers and reinsurers on contentious and non-contentious matters, including wet, dry, hull and cargo. Our experience is in both local and international aspects of maritime disputes. We assist in product design and select the appropriate risk assessment when dealing with maritime legal claims. Our experience includes advising on design of insurance products, risk analysis and dispute resolution. If cover is contested, we can advise on disputes and subrogation actions over the recoverability of reinsurance.

OIL & GAS

OIL & GAS

Al Jallaf offers legal and commercial support on all aspects of the oil and gas industry. Our experience includes advising major international clients in delivering significant oil and gas projects, mergers and acquisitions, funding, litigation and arbitration. We advise governments and NOCs, IOCs and other independent companies on complex legal issues associated with upstream, midstream and downstream developments worldwide. We also assist investors and suppliers in protecting their industry interests.

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