Practices
Commercial

AQI team consists of highly experienced lawyers focused on providing a broad range of legal and advisory services to entrepreneurs, emerging companies, investors, venture capital and corporate venture funds, and large institutions.

The in-depth knowledge and expertise of its lawyers enables AQI to provide advice across all corporate/ commercial law-related areas: M&A, commercial contracts, corporate law, banking, finance, insurance, securities markets and other regulated sectors. The quality of AQI services and its rapid response time have earned it the trust and loyalty of local and international clients alike.

AQI has provided the full spectrum of legal counsel to private companies. We represent business entities from all industries and at every stage of development and progress. Private companies have long been an important part of AQI's practice, and over the years we have cultivated the experience necessary to help these businesses align and balance the competing objectives of effective corporate governance, financial success, and personal development.

AQI has special expertise in structuring and negotiating joint ventures and strategic alliances (whether in corporate, limited liability company, partnership, contractual or other form of joint enterprise or through strategic contracts and licenses) for resource and product acquisition, distribution, development, infrastructure development, market penetration and risk sharing purposes as well as all related ancillary agreements, such as marketing, distribution, license and supply agreement. While our corporate lawyers generally coordinate all aspects of joint venture and representation, through our practice they work closely with lawyers in other areas such as banking, finance, construction etc in order to provide broad support for these critical arrangements. Structuring and negotiating these very complicated transactions requires, in addition to legal guidance and counseling, substantial business experience; all of which we have garnered through the depth of our experience in these transactions.

AQI provides sophisticated transactional representation and counseling across a wide range of industries, including financial services, health care, pharmaceuticals, education, manufacturing transportation, publishing and media, technology and sports. Clients include public and private companies, boards of directors, investment funds, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations.

AQI is dedicated to helping new companies and start-up grow their businesses. We recognize the complexity and risks involved and can offer practical guidance to help new businesses become successful. A key component to this success is sound legal advice, and our experience shows that start-ups can gain credibility from having law firm advising them. Our emerging business program gives entrepreneurs and emerging businesses the benefit of sophisticated legal representation from a team of lawyers with extensive experience in handling the legal issues faced by start-ups and early stage companies, under billing arrangements that offer value and cost-certainly.

We recognize the unique needs of start- up companies and have created tailored free arrangements. Our program offers quality legal representation with competitive and predictable fees for all types of new businesses.

We have extensive experience in negotiating, drafting, interpreting and administrating contracts, memorandum of understanding, guarantees and indemnities.

AQI lawyers specialize in drafting both Arabic & English documentation. From contracts for the supply of goods and services to joint ventures and major acquisition projects, we are well equipped to deal with the full range of tendering and contractual issues.

We draft and advise on many forms of contract including land acquisition agreements, construction agreements, procurement contracts, long-term supply and logistics arrangements and many other commercial agreements.

We have considerable expertise in the area of supply and general contract preparation. We also provide advice on standard terms and conditions along with procurement and sourcing strategies.

AQI usually provides thorough legal advice with regard to matters and issues related to the formation and establishment of legal entities under UAE Laws including Public Joint Stock Company,Private Joint Stock Company, Limited Liability Company, Branch Office of a Foreign Company, Representative Office of Foreign Companies, Civil Companies and Commercial Agency Arrangements.

In addition to that, AQI advises its clients in all matters and issues related to Off Shore and Free Zone entities in UAE including but not limited to Dubai Airport Freezone, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Multi Commodities Center, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone, Dubai World Central, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone, Ajman Free Zone, Dubai Maritime City, Fujairah Creative City, Fujairah Free Zone, Hamriyah Free Zone, Khalifa Industrial Zone, Masdar City, RAK Free Zone, RAK Investment Authority, Sharjah Airport Zone and twofour54 etc.