Law firm, London

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ADG is a full-service law firm based in Dubai. With offices in Egypt and London (the latter being a representative office), and a bespoke network of leading firms and individuals across the globe. Our clients enjoy a truly international service. Driven by a team of high-calibre and dynamic lawyers, from international and local backgrounds, to deliver expert advice and comprehensive legal and professional services. Our clients have uncompromising high standards, and so do we. Combined with a responsive and friendly attitude, we work hard to generate premium outcomes. We cover a range of practice areas including corporate and commercial law, family law and employment law.

  • Practice areas, ADG Legal

    Corporate and Commercial Law

    All ADG 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.

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  • Employment law, Abu Dhabi

    Employment Law

    Clients requiring advice on a wide range of employee relations matters are well-served by the ADG team. 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.

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  • Family law, Abu Dhabi

    Family Law

    ADG provides bespoke services for family related matters in the UAE. From wealth management and succession planning to dispute avoidance, the firm strives to seek the best outcome for family matters. The services provided include:


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  • Family business, Abu Dhabi

    Family Business

    Family businesses are an essential element of the business landscape of the UAE. Many are currently undergoing generational transitions and the associated significant structural transformation. The ADG corporate team works closely with lawyers from all other related practices within our firm. This is to provide our clients with the full range of services needed to ensure successful evolution and protection of their business interests.

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  • Criminal law, UAE

    Criminal Law

    When faced with a criminal charge in the UAE, ADG’s clients can be re-assured 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 criminal offences in general.

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  • Anti Money Laundering and Compliance

    ADG’s Financial Crime and Investigations practice foccuses on the Middle East and Africa regions. We advise 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.

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  • Financial Crime and Investigations

    ADG’s Financial Crime and Investigations practice foccuses on the Middle East and Africa regions. We advise 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.

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  • Dispute resolution, Abu Dhabi

    Dispute Resolution

    Our 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.

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  • Private equity advice

    Private Equity

    At ADG Legal we advise our private equity clients on the ideal structural formation and operation of funds in light of UAE 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 knowhow of international best practices is used to design structures for PE transactions including buyouts and growth capital transactions.

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  • Construction law


    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 project, public infrastructure and highly complex facilities in the energy and resources sectors. Our construction and infrastructure projects cross multiple jurisdictions, including the UAE and the DIFC, and we have significant experience in East and North Africa and Europe (including the UK).

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  • Dubai law firm

    General Services

    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.

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  • Real estate law

    Real Estate

    The ADG 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.

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  • Tax

    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.

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