Practices
Banking & Finance

AQI leading clients are banks, financial institutions, commercial banks, and investment banks, insurance companies, leasing companies, shipping companies, construction companies and property development & real estate companies.

AQI represents clients in different areas of banking and finance including loan restructuring, asset finance, bank asset sales, leveraged finance projects, real estate finance, structured finance and syndicated lending.

Also AQI advises clients on bankruptcy and restructuring matters. We represent both debtors and creditors in restructurings and insolvency proceedings in the UAE.

Furthermore, AQI team comprises experienced lawyers in UAE who have expertise in structuring islamic transactions including, islamic funds and islamic project finance structures.

We also support leading clients in all areas of broader financial services industry and help them succeed in today's fast-evolving, competitive marketplace. Our value proposition in our ability to aid financial services clients in managing the downside risks of high-stakes litigation, including class actions; governmental investigations; and regulatory compliance. At the same time, we help clients capitalize on growth opportunities in emerging markets, developing new financial products, and negotiating investment and acquisitions.

AQI lawyers provide sophisticated and knowledgeable representation to clients from a wide range of industries, including technology, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, investment, financial services, and property development & real estate services. As these clients work to issue, lend and buy debt instruments in a broad spectrum of transactions, we work to find the practical business solutions necessary to get the deals done.

AQI lawyers have years of experience advising clients in virtually all aspects of financial restructuring matters- both in and out of court - and in complex financial and bankruptcy litigation, regulation and policy matters across the UAE. We collaborate regularly with lawyers in the firm's different departments to advise clients and achieve successful results for them. We have extensive experience where bankruptcy and financial institutions issues intersect, and on matters where bankruptcy and other legal issues overlap.

AQI provides representation to clients on all aspects of commercial finance transactions including secured and unsecured lending transactions, lease transactions, structured financings, asset securitizations, project financings, and workouts and restructurings. Our practice includes representations of domestic and foreign lenders and borrowers in connection with a broad range of sophisticated financial transactions.

These transactions include traditional asset-based lending, such as borrowing base working capital facilities and factoring facilities, and specialized asst-based lending transactions, such as secured credit facilities for acquisitions and leveraged buyouts and reorganizing debtors and financings based upon equipment and natural resources.

Client issues in banking and finance area frequently involve the intersection of multiple areas of law. To provide customized legal solutions, we work regularly with lawyers from the firm's other practices. When disputes arise, we draw on the extensive trial and alternative dispute resolution experience of the firm's litigation team.

AQI's lawyers have extensive experience in structuring, negotiating, and documenting all types of complex financing transactions. The firm's lawyers combine sophisticated commercial finance and lending experience with a strong familiarity with all laws.

AQI lawyers represent many of the country leading players in lending, leasing, and specialty finance in a broad range of services, including: business finance, asset-based finance, equipment leasing, general commercial/corporate finance, real estate lending, trade finance, project finance, structure finance, loan sales and trading, loan workouts and restructurings, lender liability litigation, prevention, and defense.