Representative Transactions

MENA LEGAL™ members and experts have practical experience working in the Middle East, North Africa, offering unique knowledge of the region’s legal systems and their traditional and emerging markets.
 Below you find a list of representative transactions handled by respective experts in the MENA region:

Dubai, Emirate  of      
     
  • Advised  German automations and software company on capital participation offering for  superior CNG cylinder systems for production line in Jebel Ali.
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  • Advised  and negotiated for a number of premium galley producer and aircraft interiors  suppliers on supply and maintenance agreements with Emirates Airlines and  dozens of other airlines worldwide.
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  • Advised  and negotiated for premium galley producer and aircraft interiors suppliers on  agreement relating to the design, development, manufacture, supply and support  of galley modules for the A350XWB aircraft programme with Airbus with the value  of EUR 1 billion.
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  • Advised  local and international pharmaceutical companies regarding compliance and legal  aspects of doing business in the UAE and MENA region
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  • Advised numerous  international clients on set up of business entities in the sectors  of architecture, engineering, media, energy (Oil&Gas and Solar) and car  supply, advising on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, incl.  establishing subsidiaries in Dubai, its Freezones and other Emirates of  the UAE.
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  • Providing  of several market studies for entering the region, e.g. automobile-, energy-  and solarindustry.
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  • Advised  a major German software producer in the acquisition and integration of a local  subsidiary of an international company based in Ireland and France.
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  • Represented  the bank syndicate in a US$ 45 million financing for the construction of a  water sewage treatment plant and pump station.
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  • Advised  on a concession agreement regarding a sea vessel-generated waste on a B.O.T.  basis.
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of
     
  • Advised  on a turnkey contract for the erection of a textile plant in Abu  Dhabi.
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  • Advised  and represented a closed investment funds on various legal aspects related  to the financing and construction of a general hospital and vascular clinic in  Abu Dhabi, including corporate issues.
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  • Advised  foreign investors on white collar crimes related to investor’s projects and  financial fraud.
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  • Advised  largest German formwork and scaffolding company on setting up a trading company  in Abu Dhabi, including pre-registration with ADNOC.
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  • Advised  Kuwaiti Logistic Company on various corporate matters in Abu Dhabi, including  license issues.
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  • Advising  global system provider for petrol stations on public tendering with ADNOC.
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  • Advised  sponsors of an LNG project; negotiating project documents, LNG shipping  arrangements, and natural gas off-take contracts.
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  • Advised  U.S. producer on distributorship agreement for military and commercial vehicles  in the Emirate.
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  • Advised  German Solar energy company on setting up a group of entities to serve the  regional market.
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  • Advised  various subsidiaries on debt collection and court claims in the Emirate.
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  • Advised  individuals and companies on local labour contracts for managers and personnel  and labour disputes.
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  • Advised  and negotiated for a number of premium galley producer and aircraft interiors  suppliers on supply and maintenance agreements with Etihad and dozens of other  airlines worldwide.
Saudi Arabia
     
  • Advised  international engineering company for planning, development and production of  all types of plastic caps and closures on a joint venture project with Jamjoom  Medical Industries Co. Ltd. (JMICO), King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) to supply  cosmetics industry.
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  • Represented  and negotiated for a leading international market research company in  negotiating a USD 40 mio. contract with Saudi Media Measurement Company to  introduce a new television audience measurement  (TAM) service in the  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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  • Advised  metal profile company for roofs, facades and ceilings on public tender to King  AbdulAziz  Centre for Knowledge and Culture, ITHRA Project in Dhahran,  for  façade works & exterior and interior glazing works, including drafting  consortium contract.
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  •  Advised Saudi and German Sponsors for a US$ 150 mio. General Hospital  Turnkey-Project in Jeddah.
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  •  Advised on the establishment of a transportation company in Saudi Arabia for  construction sector.
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  •  Advised Japanese Motor Corporation on a joint and several surety ship agreement  with the Saudi parent company for export business to Syria.
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  •  Legal counsel to a Saudi commercial agent regarding compensation for  termination of a consultancy contract with an international medical care  company.
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  •  Advised a major German bank on a US$ 100 million structured trade finance  agreement
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  •  Representing a ME bank in connection w/ investments in US and an investment  advisor to a Saudi family in connection private equity investments worldwide.
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  •  Drafting and advising on commercial distributorship agreement for major  Japanese Motor Corporation.
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  •  Advised Franco-German Contractor regarding delivery and installation of control  and monitoring systems as well as of communication systems for a water pipeline  Al-Jubayl/Riyadh.
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  •  Advised various international companies for setting up subsidiaries or branches  in Saudi Arabia, including handling of set up and post set up legal support.
Qatar
     
  •  Advised sponsors on all aspects of construction, development and implementation  of LNG project.
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  •  Giving advice on all aspects of setting up a pan-Arab music television channel.
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  •  Advised various joint ventures and international companies regarding tender  participation.
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  •  Advised various international companies for setting up subsidiaries or branches  in Qatar and the Qatar Science and Technology Park, including handling of set  up and post set up legal support.
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  • Tender  from Ministry of Defense of State of Qatar Regarding Supply of Weapons for  Qatar Armed Forces
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  • Advised  and negotiated for a number of premium galley producers and aircraft interiors  suppliers on supply and maintenance agreements with Qatar Airways and dozens of  other airlines worldwide.
MENA Regional
     
  • Advising  on establishing as well as dissolving branch offices and subsidiaries in Arab jurisdictions, including licensing and related issues on labour,  tax, customs law and social security.
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  • Advised  major pharmaceutical company on setting up a pan-Arab distribution system.
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  • Advised two major Japanese motor corporations  on distributorship issues in the Near and Middle East.
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  • Advised  on the development of energy projects, including power, oil, gas, LNG and NGL  projects.
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  • Advised  on the establishment of a pan-Arab music television channel.
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  • Legal  adviser to a German mechanical engineering group on commercial agency issues in  the Maghreb states.
Algeria
     
  • Advised  national utility in connection with preparation of agreements for natural  gas-fueled project.
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  • Advised  a foreign investor on a Contract of Association in the gas sector.
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  • Advised  an Arab bank based in Frankfurt/Main on credit line agreements and credit  facilities with a major Algerian bank and Algerian oil companies.
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  • Advised  formwork and scaffolding producer in setting up a trading company with 70%  foreign ownership and related tax, foreign exchange and custom issues.
Bahrain
     
  • Advised  foreign private investors on real estate projects, including visa issues.
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  • Advised  German manufacturer of roofing materials, specialized in mashine formed  profiles on agency agreement.
Egypt
     
  • Advised  and negotiated for global producer, marketer and provider of technology-based  natural ingredients, ingredient systems and integrated solutions for the food  and beverage industry on USD 7 million share purchase agreement (acquisition)  of Egyptian producer of natural fruit concentrates, pulps and compounds,  including due diligence.
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  • Advised  international railway company on
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  • Advised  engineering company, a subsidiary to a major power generating company in  Germany, on Contract for Operation & Maintenance Services with Egyptian  Electricity Company, incl. the secondment of personnel.
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  • Advised  German utility on Long-Term Technical and Commercial Assistance Agreement with  Egyptian Electricity Production Company.
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  • Advised  the Egyptian Electricity Authority (“EEA”), Egyptian General Petroleum  Corporation, and Ministry of Finance on legal and regulatory reforms to  facilitate private ownership of power projects.  Tasks include review of  Egyptian law to examine existing impediments to BOOT projects, drafting of  revisions to law, and preparation of the request for proposals, including forms  of power purchase, fuel supply, ground lease, and implementation agreement.
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  • Represented  EEA in preparation of the request for proposals and negotiation of the power  purchase and ground lease agreements for the 650 MW gas-fired Sidi Krir  project. Represented EEA and EGPC in negotiation of documents to facilitate the  project financing of the Sidi Krir project.
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  • Advised  EEA and the fuel suppliers in negotiation of documents to facilitate the  project financing in the preparation of the request for proposals for the 650  MW gas-fired Port Said East and 650 MW gas-fired Suez Gulf power  projects.  Negotiated power purchase and lease agreements for both  projects. Represented EEA and the fuel suppliers in negotiation of documents to  facilitate the project financing of both projects.
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  • Drafted  a loan agreement between German-Arab bank and Egyptian Cement Company.
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  • Advised  a beverage company on the purchase of shares of Egyptian Joint Stock Company.
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  • Advised  on establishing company and drafting financial lease agreement regarding  construction equipment in Egypt under the Investment Law No. 8/1997.
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  • Represented  the engineer contractor in a bid for governmental advisors and currently  advising the Egyptian Government in reviewing tenders for several B.O.T.  motorways.
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  • Advised  German Company on the acquisition of majority shares of an Egyptian joint stock  company listed on the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange (CASE).
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  • Represented  ComCor before Court of Appeal in Cairo.
Jordan
     
  •  Advised the Government of the Kingdom of Jordan in a multi-phase assignment  that will result in the procurement of 300 MW of new capacity.  Review the  legal and regulatory framework applicable to foreign investment in the  power  sector, preparation of recommended changes to laws and regulations  to facilitate development and financing of new power projects, and drafting of  the implementation agreement, power purchase agreement, and fuel supply  agreement.
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  •  Representing a contractor joint venture regarding the supply and laying of a  wastewater conveyor in Jordan, As-Samra Wastewater Project.
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  •  Advising major Japanese motorcycle producer on spot based sales purchase  agreement.
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  •  Advising German Supplier on Supply Agreement of water pipes and pumps for water  scheme project.
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  • Advising  German producer of industrial sales on importer’s agreement with Jordanian  trader.
Kuwait
     
  •  Representing Kuwaiti commercial group as commercial agent for Anglo-German  civil aviation industry in the GCC-States.
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  •  Representing German diet-food producer on franchise agreement.
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  •  Advising a major German construction company on establishing a joint venture  company for the execution of a desalination and power plant with Kuwaiti  partner.
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  • Advised  Chief Operation Officer of leading whole sale cash & carry market on  employment agreement with Kuwaiti owner and termination of the same.
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  •  Advising German laboratories producer on joint venture with its local agent in  securing a contract with Chinese general contractor for the construction of  Kuwait University.
Lebanon
     
  •  Advised the Counsel for Development and Reconstruction, an agency of the Lebanese  Government, in connection with the Northern Highway Periphique toll road  project.                  
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  • Currently in discussions with the Counsel for Development and  Reconstruction in connection with arbitration involving the Beirut  International Airport.
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  •  Legal advice regarding tenders for water sewage treatment plants and  negotiation on public works contracts.
Oman
     
  •  Advised a medical group regarding the establishment of a hospital in Oman,  including advice on labour and tax law.
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  •  Advised various international companies for setting up subsidiaries or branches  in Oman, including handling of set up and post set up legal support.
Ras Al Khaimah
     
  • Advised  various international companies in the area of on setting up subsidiaries or  branch offices in Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone and RAKIA, including post set  up legal support on leases and labour law issues.
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  • Advised  and negotiated for a leading metal profile company for roofs, facades and  ceilings on AED 12 million asset sales agreement related to a warehouse located  on Governmental owned land in RAKIA with Iranian purchaser.
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  • Represented  German closed investment funds on dispute with shareholders, restructuring of  local holding, investment and management companies for construction of hospital.
Tunisia
     
  •  Advised the Tunisian government in connection with its evaluation of IPP policies  and contracting practices.
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  •  Serving as project sponsor’s counsel in connection with efforts to develop an  independent power project that would use off?shore natural gas and sell  electricity to the state?owned electric utility, including advising on Power  Sales Agreement and Project Implementation Agreement with, and sovereign  guarantee from, the Tunisian Central Government.
Turkey
     
  •  Advised German contractors on the development of pipeline projects, including  advice on labour, tax, customs and social insurance.
Yemen
     
  •  Advised the Public Electricity Corporation in connection with its commercialization.  Tasks include drafting of the electricity law and preparation of the company  law.  We will also prepare the applicable license and concession  arrangements.
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  •  Advised a major Yemeni industrial and commercial group on its international  investments and trading interests.
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  • Advised  construction company based in the U.A.E. with 49% foreign ownership on  non-exclusive commercial agency agreement for Yemen.