LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Apart from our specialized litigation services, we provide comprehensive general legal representation before all levels of courts, committees and other forums in the UAE.
ARBITRATION & MEDIATION
RAALC has comprehensive experience involving alternate dispute resolution, from representing clients in complex commercial arbitration proceedings to facilitating enforcement, execution and objection of foreign arbitral awards in the UAE. It is engaged in major arbitrations both at domestic as well international level. Weassistour clients with alternate dispute resolution in the areas of corporate, commercial and civil disputes. Significant matters include advising a local logistics company on a maritime arbitration conducted before the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, assisting with a sub-contracting arbitration before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce and advising on enforcement of a foreign arbitral award in the UAE.
BANKING AND FINANCE ADVISORY
RAALC has worked closely with both corporate and individual clients in the field of banking and finance advisory. Our team is specialized in providing niche services in trade finance, cross-border funding, fund structuring, finance documentation and ancillary advisory services. We also advise on debt restructuring and insolvency related litigation. Recent projects include advising a large Indian jewelry manufacturer on a Murabaha facility and provided legal opinion on corresponding corporate guarantee, assisting in establishment of an escrow account for business acquisition and advising on local regulations pertaining to setting up and operating a money exchange.
CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL
RAALC has extensive experience in structuring, advising and incorporation of companies in mainland, free zone and offshore jurisdictions in the UAE. Our services in this field cover the whole suite of services ranging from licensing, documentation, third-party approvals, due diligence, and operational advice. We also provide corporate compliance services with regards to statutory filing, paperwork and submissions. In additional to providing services to local partners, we also provide extensive support to international clients on foreign investment in the UAE. Our experience in this respect include advising a number of foreign investors on modes of entering UAE in view of the applicable foreign investment laws and structuring their investment in UAE by deliberating on the procedure for incorporating a suitable legal structure, advising a prominent investment fund from India on the formation and structuring of a foodstuff manufacturing unit in the UAE, assisting a local hospitality company on franchising formalities, advising a Japanese spare parts manufacturer on distribution and agency regulations, advising and facilitating set up of a five-star luxury hotel by a prominent real estate developer, advising a foreign company holding investments in the hospitality industry on acquiring interest in a local company owning a leading chain of restaurants, assistance including conducting due diligence, structuring the transfer of equity interest and drafting and reviewing the transaction documents, advising a local technology start-up on operating procedures to ensure compliance, facilitating set up of a local medical facility by a foreign medical establishment and advising on and carrying out statutory filing before all relevant authorities, including free zone and mainland.
PERSONAL STATUS AND ESTATE PLANNING
We assist our clients in personal estate planning by ensuring smooth passage of their wealth. We provide personalized will drafting services and other personal status advise.
We also provide advocacy services in sensitive and delicate family litigation with the aim of providing amicable settlement of disputes while at the same time protecting the interests of our clients. Our work here includes advising high net-worth individuals on succession procedures, drafting and legalizing wills before the Dubai Courts and representing clients in family related disputes before the Dubai Courts.
We provide assistance in various aspects of employment law. Our services range from drafting agreements including standard employment agreements and specialized internal HR agreements for highly niche industries, ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations, to providing advice and support in employment related litigation. Amongst others, we have represented group of employees in labour disputes pertaining to unpaid wages, represented employers in labour disputes, advised on industry specific labour procedures on matters including employee confidentiality and ownership of intellectual property and negotiated settlements for amicable resolution of disputes.
We provide highly specialized representation in construction sector. We assist clients in negotiation of contracting agreements, supplier agreements, project management and dispute settlement. Our practice in construction law includes representing an engineering consultancy firm in a claim for unpaid dues, advising an HVAC contractor on sub-contractor negotiations and assisting in incorporation of a contracting company and facilitating relevant approvals from concerned authorities.
RAALC provides legal services for all aspects of real estate acquisition, development, finance, ownership, leasing and operation. RAALC has a large and active real estate practice and assists its clients in all types of real estate development, including shopping center, industrial, residential, hotel and downtown area development. It provides assistance in planning the structure, as well as negotiation of complex real estate transactions, along with handling of legal analysis and documentation.We also provide legal representation in real estate disputes, including handover delay and unsatisfactory delivery. We have represented aggrieved real estate investors in delay of project handover, advised on acquisition of real estate property by foreign buyers, assisted in due diligence and title investigation of proposed property purchaseand rafted documents ranging from sale agreements, sale deeds, joint development agreement and escrow agreements.
Our dedicated criminal law practice ensures that the rights of our clients are protected and that they are afforded the best possible defense. We also institute appropriate criminal proceedings on behalf of our clients to ensure that their interests are protected. Our major representations include aggrieved parties in fraud proceedings and multiple clients in cheque dishonor cases.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY
RAALC acts as intellectual property agents and assists clients in filing and registration of their intellectual property (IPR) including trademark and patents. We also assist in maintenance of our clients’ IPR and their related transactions including licensing, assignment, and franchising documentation. Recent projects include registration of a trademark of a five-star luxury hotel, facilitating a patent licensing transaction, including drafting of comprehensive agreements, advising a local technology start-up on protection of their proprietary data, including registering their intellectual property and advising a foreign cryptocurrency trader on local rules and regulations.