The ADG Legal Dubai law firm branch is fully versed in the UAE’s employment law and regulations and delivers comprehensive service to clients requiring advice on a wide range of employee relations matters. Acting for both employers and employees, our work includes developing employment contracts and policy handbooks, immigration and residency law, benefits and incentive schemes, and compliance with UAE Ministry of Labour regulations.Learn More
Corporate and Commercial Law
All ADG Legal clients (free zone, onshore and offshore companies, partnerships, and sole traders) receive robust and commercially attuned advice. Our strong industry and sector knowledge means we can advise on the ideal way to enter, operate and evolve within the UAE market.Learn More
Dubai’s wealth is founded upon the family business, both Emirati and international. The city’s phenomenal growth has led to it holding over $500 billion of private wealth. There are some 30,000-dollar millionaires hailing from every country in the world and across almost every industry sector. The attraction is the low tax regime and the existing security, lifestyle, and networking opportunities.
We proudly represent some families, from long-established Emirati businesses to newly arrived entrepreneurs.
We help people set up their new life in the UAE and help those who have never known anywhere else as home.Private Client
When faced with a criminal charge in the UAE, ADG Legal’s clients can be reassured that our team has extensive experience defending all aspects of Criminal Law in the UAE. Whether a UAE or foreign national, we protect our client’s interests and rights, guiding them through this understandably difficult time with compassion, understanding, and sensitivity.
We have experience in relation to breach of trust, bounced cheques, fraud, bribery, financial crimes, robbery, assault with violence, and all other criminal offenses in general.Learn More
Anti Money Laundering and Compliance
Although the UAE has greatly enhanced its anti-money laundering laws in recent years, far too often, regional businesses fail to keep up with the changing UAE laws, risking investigation and prosecution for non-compliance. The consequences can be severe; investigations frequently take many months, during which a company’s bank accounts may be frozen, and key personnel cannot travel. If found guilty of money laundering offenses, defendants face significant jail time.Learn More
Financial Crime and Investigations
ADG Legal’s Financial Crime and Investigations practice focuses on the Middle East and Africa regions, with our Dubai law firm allowing us a powerful presence in the Emirates and a strong African presence from our Egyptian branch in Alexandria. ADG Legal advises both claimant victims of financial crime and accused defendants. We have been instructed to work on some of the region’s most important financial crime matters.Learn More
ADG Legal’s team of lawyers are committed to providing the best possible resolution of disputes (regional and international) in the most efficient and practical manner, whether through litigation, arbitration, or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Our team of advocates in our Dubai law firm has full rights of audience before all UAE courts (including the DIFC Court), free zone authorities, and tribunals.Learn More
At ADG Legal, we advise our private equity clients on the ideal structural formation and operation of funds in light of UAE laws, regulations, and practices. We also assist with the successful execution of deals by providing for the legislative needs of financial investors. Our local industry knowledge and know-how of international best practices are used to design structures for PE transactions, including buyouts and growth capital transactions.Learn More
Our construction and infrastructure lawyers team has considerable experience across all industry sectors. This includes medium to large-sized residential developments, large-scale commercial projects, public infrastructure, and highly complex facilities in the energy and resources sectors. Our construction and infrastructure projects are cut across multiple jurisdictions, including the UAE and the DIFC, and we have significant experience in East and North Africa and Europe (including the UK).Learn More
Escrow and Real Estate
The ADG Legal real estate team provides escrow services, particularly in connection with real estate transactions and/or corporate deals. We also act as a third-party escrow agent in the role of custodian of financial or other forms of guarantees.
The ADG Legal Commercial Property Team advises on various real estate law areas, including UAE land acquisition and asset management. Our services encompass purchasing, sales, development, and leasing. The team works closely with our Dispute Resolution Team, who handles property dispute resolution and court litigation.Learn More
ADG Legals’ financial practice is led by Senior Consultant Scott Samuel. We have experience in a wide range of financial matters such as Conventional and Islamic Finance (bilateral loans, club deals, and syndicated financings), Acquisition finance, Real estate finance, Major Debt and Corporate Restructurings, Project Finance, Structured Products and hybrid Instruments, Asset based lending, including receivables and Mezzanine investments.Learn more
Our Tax Practice provides comprehensive legal advice and services covering all areas of tax law. We also influence tax policy and assist governments in developing and drafting tax legislation, so we are well versed in tax law matters across multiple vital industries and jurisdictions and can give advice ranging from tax planning and investigations, M&A tax structuring, due diligence and SPA support, corporate tax, withholding tax, customs duties, transfer pricing, tax disputes and controversies management and cross border tax advice to our clients.Learn More
Our Private Notary online service is part of our initiative to provide more accessible and convenient solutions for clients, businesses, and residents remotely or through other means.
This follows the Dubai Governments’ Smart City initiative that allows designated UAE lawyers to process these documents electronically. Whereas previously, this could only be done by a designated public official in a Government building. We currently offer this service remotely, and you can request a visit to your premises to help you do this conveniently.Learn more
JEBEL ALI FREE ZONE (JAFZA) REGISTERED AGENTLearn More
As a JAFZA Registered Agent, we carry out the full service of setting-up offshore companies within the jurisdiction of JAFZA. We also act as the Registered Agent for such companies, ensuring they align with the relevant legislation and regulations. We advise our clients on best utilizing their offshore company to maximize their interests. This includes parking excess liquidity, establishing an offshore bank account in Dubai, forming Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV), and setting up representative/branch offices in the UAE.