Legal services

Corporate & Commercial
Private Clients
Real Estate
Dispute Resolution
Sports Law

Corporate & Commercial

We advise a wide range of clients from start-ups and SMEs to multinationals across various industries on legal matters arising at all stages of the business lifecycle. Our strength lies in our deep understanding of the local regulatory environment and expertise in the specifics of the jurisdiction.

Our expertise in the field of corporate & commercial practice notably includes: 
 
– advising on licensing, regulatory and tax regimes;
– advising on corporate structuring and restructuring;
– drafting shareholders, joint-venture and profit sharing agreements;
– drafting a broad variety of commercial agreements and related transactional documents, including acquisition, sales & purchase, franchising, distributorship, agency, dealership, license and service agreements;
– advising on employment and immigration regulations.
 
We strive to provide a one-stop-shop solution to our clients. Our assistance is complemented by ongoing administrative support and a full scope of corporate secretarial services.
 
Our corporate & commercial work oftentimes is the starting point for a long and fruitful relationship, expanding into other areas of Adcourt’s specialization.
 

Private Clients

Our private client practice is aimed at serving the needs of high net worth individuals, global entrepreneurs and family offices. We have extensive experience in providing a comprehensive range of wealth structuring and estate planning solutions.
 
In the course of our private client practice we have built strong relationships with private banks, family offices, asset managers, financial advisors and intermediaries, law firms and service providers.
 
Working closely with our extensive network of trusted partners, we assist our clients in the following areas:
 
– wealth structuring and assets allocation;
– structuring operational (
e.g., companies, joint ventures) and non-operational (e.g., real estate, intellectual property, yachts and aircrafts, etc.) assets;
– liaising with banks and financial institutions;
– domicile and residence by investments;
– assisting on inheritance and succession planning via various tools (e.g., wills, trusts, foundations, etc.);
– advising on disclosure/exchange of information regime under UAE’s international tax treaties.
 
We appreciate that each private client’s situation is different and strive to develop a long-term relationship, which enables us to closely monitor the client’s needs and recommend proactive steps.

Real Estate

We offer a variety of real estate related services, ranging from advising on legal aspects of purchasing property to assisting in complex real estate deals involving large-scale commercial projects or structured finance transactions.
 
Being strategically based in Dubai, a renowned real estate investments hub, our clients benefit from the following services in this area:
 
– assistance in liaising with sellers & buyers and negotiating legal terms of real estate deals;
– advising on structuring of real estate transactions and vehicles for real estate investments;
– assisting on legal due diligence of real estate transactions;
– reviewing and drafting transactional documents related to real estate deals;
– advising on structuring of property holding, inheritance and succession aspects;
– assistance in resolution of real estate and tenancy disputes.
 
We work closely with our clients and counter-parties in facilitating negotiations related to real estate investments, assisting in structuring of the deals and ensuring that they receive our full legal support throughout the transaction.

Dispute Resolution

Operated in association with a local law firm, our dispute resolution practice extends to mediation, arbitration, litigation and all types of disputes resolution services across various industries and matters, including:
 
– real estate investments and construction disputes;
– joint-venture, shareholder disputes and other company/corporate related issues;
– wide range of commercial, banking & finance disputes;
– disputes relating to sale of goods and commodities in domestic and international trade;
– private international law issues;
– enforcement of domestic and foreign awards in the UAE jurisdiction;
– tenancy, labour and various small claims disputes.
 
Our associated local partners have rights of audience before the local courts and the ability to practice the local laws in the UAE jurisdiction. Our clients therefore rely on a combination of our cross-border skills and a multi-cultural approach coupled with the in-depth knowledge and expertise of our local partners.

Sports Law

Being avid sports fans, Team Adcourt is particularly proud of its niche Sports Law practice. As one of the few firms in the region with a dedicated Sports Law practice we advise sports governing bodies, federations, clubs, team owners, agents, coaches and professional athletes on regulatory and anti-doping compliance, sports dispute resolution as well as a broad spectrum of commercial aspects in various sports. Our Team members have considerable experience in serving at the Olympic Games, being actively engaged in the Olympic Movement.

Our scope of Sports Law services includes the following:

– advising on disciplinary, anti-doping compliance and WADA regulations;
– assisting in player-agent relations and transfers;
– representing professional athletes in contract negotiations, dealing with sponsors, asset planning and wealth;
– management, advising on residence and tax issues;
– drafting of endorsement, image licensing, broadcasting, sponsorship and merchandising agreements;
– legal due diligence of sports organizations;
– legal assistance in sports dispute resolution, including in CAS/TAS proceedings;
– licensing of sports institutions and assistance in drafting of statutory regulations.

With a deep understanding and true passion for sports, together with first-hand knowledge and extensive experience, Adcourt is a trusted legal counsel of choice for a number of National Olympic Committees, leagues, club owners and professional athletes in the Middle East region and worldwide.