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Corporate & Commercial Law in UAE | best law firm in Dubai

Corporate & Commercial Law in UAE – Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 on Commercial Companies in UAE and its Amendments, also known as the UAE’s ‘corporate law,’ addresses all aspects of commercial companies in UAE, including the working environment, economic position, international norms, and governance rules. This law was created specifically to encourage foreign investment in the country and to provide a working environment and regulatory framework that encourages development.

Company Establishment and Setup Business in UAE

Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants can provide the right and reliable corporate sponsorship for your Company.

Company Liquidation

Liquidation of the company in UAE is referred to winding up a UAE firm, is the process of closing down a Dubai, UAE company. The business will be dissolved, and all of its operations will be suspended.

Franchising in the UAE Law & Regulations

The United Arab Emirates is fertile ground for franchising due to its vibrant business environment, multicultural population, high customer purchasing power, and steady stream of tourists seeking familiar brands.

Offshore Company Formation in Dubai Legal Consultant Dubai

Going offshore is the most modern popular way of managing a business as they offer excellent and tax-efficient strategies for entrepreneurs. Significant prima facie benefits are freedom of operations, confidentiality, and ease of running a business.

Free Zone Company Formation in UAE

Free zone company registration in UAE has increased in popularity among investors since it allows easy access to various resources, tax incentives, and much more for starting a business in a free zone in Dubai. The fact that 100% foreign ownership is allowed in Dubai’s free zones has made them very popular with investors.

Intellectual Property

The Federal Law on Trademarks and the Federal Law on the Protection of Intellectual Works and Copyright are the main intellectual property protection legislation in the UAE and Dubai.

Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants offers comprehensive business and corporate legal services, handling and advising on all aspects of UAE and International business transactions and serving as legal advisers implementing client values by working with them. Their in-house counsels yield a greater understanding of their needs and effective management of their works.

Our team of Corporate Lawyers advises on the intricacies of setting up a business under various jurisdictions, as well as the legal ramifications of all peripheral issues involved in the process. We also assist in setting up companies and branches in the UAE and any Free Zone Areas.

1- How much equity can foreign investors own in UAE companies?

The UAE Commercial Companies Law (CCL) allows foreign investors to own up to 49 percent of the equity in UAE companies, with one or more UAE nationals holding the remaining 51 percent at all times.


2- What laws apply to businesses in the free zones?

Except for the Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 on Commercial Companies Law, general business/commercial laws apply.
Furthermore, your business will be governed by laws pertaining to your specific business activity, in terms of practice, property rights observance, QHSE compliance, and those of the respective free zone authorities.

3- What is the law of commercial companies in UAE?

The UAE Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 on Commercial Companies, as amended, applies to any economic entity that engages in any commercial, financial, industrial, agricultural, real estate, or another type of economic activity on the mainland, except companies excluded by UAE Cabinet resolution.

Commercial services that we handle include:

  • Business Setup, Offshore Companies & Free Zone Company Setup
  • Shareholders Agreements, Share Buybacks
  • Banking and Finance Facility Agreements
  • Company Restructuring, Financial Documentation, Compliance, and Due Diligence
  • Commercial Contracts Drafting, Vetting, negotiation, Risk Analysis, and advice
  • Mergers and Acquisition, Joint Ventures, License and Distribution Agreements
  • Trade Licenses, Patents, and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Distributor Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Commercial Terms & Conditions

*but are not limited to*

  • Sale and Purchase Agreements, Unfair Competition
  • Product Liability, Sale of Goods and Services
  • Registration and protection of Patents and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Risk Management and Strategy Planning
  • Construction Disputes and Agency Agreements
  • Commercial Property (Leaseholds, Freeholds)
  • Insolvency Proceedings / Bankruptcy Petitions
  • Interim Orders and Freezing Injunctions
  • Debt Collection, Creditors Agreements