Services

S&A believes that legal advice should facilitate business, not frustrate it. We provide our clients with specialist industry knowledge and personal service, working in a flexible manner that suits and supports their business objectives. Above all, we ensure that our clients enjoy a close relationship with the counsels and associates working for them.

 

Our clients benefit from a wealth of multi-jurisdictional, private practice and in-house experience gained at a senior level within the investment, hospitality, development and general commerce industries.

 

With such prior experience, Shaheen & Associates can assist chief executive officers and managers who may not wish to commit to a full-time internal legal resource, or can help an existing legal function during periods of high volumes of work.

 

Additionally, we understand the pressures and difficulties facing legal and documentation teams within establishments. We offer a service which can alleviate some of these pressures and assist in the reduction of documentation risk arising from undocumented transactions, either on an on-going basis or during shorter periods of increased volumes or changes in personnel.

 

Corporate, Company and Commercial Law

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  • Company Registration
  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Joint Stock/Partnership
  • Limited Liability
  • Free Zones
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Structuring & Restructuring
  • Joint Ventures
  • Commercial Agencies
  • Contracts
  • Sales & Purchase Agreements
  • Mortgage & Leases
  • Principles of corporate governance
  • Internal corporate governance controls
  • External corporate governance controls

 

Purchase and Sale Transactions

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  • Contract of Sale
  • Title Searches & Due Diligence
  • Mortgage Financing
  • Title Closing
  • Vendor and Supply Agreement

 

Business Succession

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  • Cross-Purchase Agreements
  • Contingency Planning
  • Exit Strategy

 

Investment Structuring

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  • Partnership
  • A Company
  • Trusts and offshore Companies
  • An incorporated Joint Venture
  • Combinations and varieties of the above.

 

Joint Ventures and Financing

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  • Equity
  • Debt
  • Structured Financing
  • Term Loan Sheets
  • Collateralized Loans
  • Loan Consolidation

 

Hospitality

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  • Operating Services or Management Agreement
  • Franchising
  • Service Agreements
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Licensing
  • Real Estate, Land Use and Construction
  • IT systems sourcing agreements
  • Tax

 

Property and Real Estate

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  • Transfer of Property
  • Freehold Law
  • GCC Real Estate Laws
  • Sale and Purchase Agreements
  • Land Development and Long Term Lease
  • Property and Mall Management
  • Property rights and Contractual Rights
  • Lease Administration

 

Construction and Development

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  • Project Development Document Suite
  • FIDIC and Non-FIDIC Agreements
  • Construction Contract
  • Architecture and Design Agreement
  • Procurement Agreement
  • Cost Analysis and Consultant Agreement
  • Sub Contract Agreements
  • Letter of Interest

 

Retail and FMCG

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  • Commercial Contracts
  • Competition Law
  • Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Intellectual Property, including Trademarks, & Copyright Law
  • IT Sourcing & Software Development Agreements
  • Consumer Protection
  • Standard Terms & Conditions

 

Intellectual Property

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  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Industrial Designs

 

Employment Law

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  • Employment and Labour Law in GCC Countries
  • UAE Labour Law

 

General Corporate, Commercial and Investment Documentation

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  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Investment & Management Agreement
  • Services Agreement
  • Supply and Distribution Agreement
  • Management Agreement
  • Maintenance Agreement
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Settlement Agreement
  • Memorandum of Understanding
  • Expression of Interest
  • Concession Agreement
  • Agreement to Lease or Sale
  • Agency Agreements

 

Legal Due Diligence

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  • Assessment of the possible legal risks related to the corporate status, assets, contracts, securities, intellectual property etc
  • Assess the material legal risks relating to an M&A transaction or internal restructuring
  • Setting up and managing a legal data room
  • Clarification of the contract terms prior to closing the SPA
  • An in-depth analysis of the key business contract

 

Private Company Governance and Regulatory Compliance

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  • NDA with potential business partners
  • “Interested transactions”
  • Board of Directors authorized all material transactions
  • Director and Officer Indemnification to the fullest extent permitted by law
  • Provisions for adequately limiting the liability of the Company
  • Compliance with all debt and equity financing covenants

 

Onshore, Offshore and Free zone Company Incorporation

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  • Advice on right type of corporate entity to meet your objectives and budget
  • Fast set-up of all type of entities in all major Free Zone’s and Economic Department’s in UAE.

 

Dispute Resolution

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  • Litigation and Arbitration

Licensing

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  • Trade License
  • General Trading License
  • Hotel and Hospitality Licensing
  • Clinics and Health Care Service Licensing
  • Industrial Licensing

 

Legal Counseling

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  • Prompt Legal Advice and Consultation on:
    1. commercial
    2. civil
    3. criminal
    4. family matters

 

Facilitating Shareholders and Board of Directors Meeting

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  • Setting Agenda for Shareholders and Board meetings
  • Conducting Annual and Extra Ordinary General Meeting
  • Recording minutes of shareholders and board meetings
  • Company Secretary Services