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 that 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 now 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 not just the low tax regime, but the security, lifestyle, and networking opportunities that exist.
We are proud to represent some of those families, from long-established Emirati businesses to newly arrived entrepreneurs.
We help people in setting up their new life in the UAE and we help those who have never known anywhere else as home.Learn More
When faced with a criminal charge in the UAE, ADG Legal’s clients can be reassured that our team has extensive experience in defending all aspects of Criminal Law in the UAE. Whether a UAE or foreign national, we protect our clients’ 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 offences 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 well be frozen and key personnel unable to travel. If found guilty of money laundering offences, defendants face significant jail time.Learn More
Financial Crime and Investigations
ADG Legal’s Financial Crime and Investigations practice have a focus 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 provided 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 most important financial crime matters in the region.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 it be through litigation, arbitration or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Our team of advocates in our Dubai law firm have 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 team of construction and infrastructure lawyers 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 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, in particular, in connection with real estate transactions and/or corporate deals. We also act as a third-part escrow agent, in a role of custodian of financial or other forms of guarantees.
The ADG Legal Commercial Property Team advise on the various areas of real estate law, 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 handle 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 Poducts and hybrid Instruments, Asset based lending, including receivables and Mezzanine investments.Learn more
Our Tax Practice is led by Izzat-Begum B. Rajan and 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 key 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 is following the Dubai Governments’ ‘Smart City initiative that allows for designated UAE lawyers to process these documents electronically. Whereas previously this was only able to be done by a designated public official in a Government building. We currently offer this service remotely and you can request for 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 that they are in line with the relevant legislation and regulations. We advise our clients on how to best utilize their offshore company to maximize their interests. This includes parking excess liquidity, establishing an offshore bank account in Dubai, formation of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) and setting up representative/branch offices in the UAE.