PRACTICES: Corporate Law

MENA City Lawyers - MCL provides exceptional corporate advice tailored to the needs of our clients which ensures regulatory compliance and provides specialized advice to suit our clients' needs.

MCL lawyers are innovative and use their extensive experience to structure the most convenient legal instruments catered for the specific requirements of a particular client or business in the relevant jurisdiction.

MCL has extensive professional experience in dealing with corporate restructuring, corporate recovery and insolvency, offshore incorporation and transfer of ownership and management throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. We also have particular expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions (especially those with cross-border elements), public takeovers, IPOs, public-private partnerships (PPP's), private equity, venture capitalism and joint ventures.

MCL is a regional leader in private client and family wealth structuring. We have advised a plethora of families in the MENA region on options for wealth structuring including establishing offshore foundations and trust funds.

With offices in multiple MENA jurisdictions, MCL can efficiently facilitate all corporate transactions while ensuring consistently high-quality expertise.

Our corporate lawyers work closely with specialists in the banking, employment and regulatory departments to form cohesive multi-disciplinary international teams. MCL has a thriving corporate department which takes into account local laws and practices across the MENA region along with international law in order to create the most appropriate corporate structures to meet our clients’ business requirements.\

Corporate & Asset Structuring

MENA City Lawyers - MCL provides exceptional corporate advice tailored to the needs of our clients to ensure that our clients are protected and in full compliance with the law.

MCL lawyers strive to implement their creative mark and apply the latest techniques to structure the most convenient legal products which take into account the specific requirements of a particular business and the relevant jurisdiction.

MCL has acquired extensive professional experience in dealing with corporate restructuring and the transfer of ownership and management throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. With offices in multiple MENA jurisdictions, we can efficiently facilitate international restructuring while ensuring consistently high-quality expertise.

Our corporate lawyers work closely with specialists in the banking, employment and regulatory departments to form cohesive multi-disciplinary international teams.We have particular experience in Mergers & Acquisitions (especially those with cross-border elements), public takeovers, IPOs, public-private partnerships, private equity, venture capitalism and joint ventures.

MCL is a regional leader in structuring family wealth and we have advised a plethora of families of the MENA region on their wealth structuring, including establishing offshore foundations and trust funds.

MCL has a thriving corporate department which applies general corporate principles together with their financial implications. We take into account local laws and practices across the MENA region along with international law in order to create the most appropriate corporate structures to meet our clients’ business requirements.

Corporate Governance

Company compliance and governance is an essential aspect of corporate law. MENA City Lawyers - MCLprovides practical advice and assistance to companies in all aspects of company governance. We can provide advice relating to the articles of association, memorandum of associations, secretarial services, and ensuring that directors are compliant with Company law.

The MCL Corporate Governance team works closely with each client to provide assistance ranging from the establishment of the company to how the company is directed and controlled. The MCL team also advises and represents clients in cases of corporate fraud, malpractice and non-compliance with the Company law.

Corporate Recovery & Insolvency

MENA City Lawyers - MCL handles both corporate recovery plans and formal insolvency procedures. We offer pragmatic advice and risk analysis to companies in difficult economic circumstances in order to facilitate successful corporate recoveries and achieve the optimum outcome for our clients.

MCL legal services include the transfer of economic interest, refinancing, restructuring, due diligence, share ownership schemes, and altering the legal nature or incorporation jurisdiction of entities.

We have experience in refinancing corporate groups and applying corporate governance concepts to existing corporate entities.

We regularly assist clients in how best to structure the ownership of their legal entities. Our team is experienced with providing specific and detailed advice on overall corporate structures in order to maximize profits and minimize tax implications for businesses.

MCL also advise clients on maximizing shareholder control and have the expertise to provide any combination of control/profit sharing schemes.

Should insolvency be the most appropriate response to a business’s economic circumstances, we have an experienced insolvency team which supports clients in making difficult decisions on their business’ future. We work closely with our colleagues in our corporate, tax, employment and dispute resolution teams to ensure an amicable settlement of financial disputes.