Alketbi has a team of legal professionals who have excelled in the field of arbitration, both local as well as International. Our lawyers regularly appear before all established Arbitration Institutions like DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre, Dubai International Arbitration Centre, GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre, Manama, Bahrain, International Court of Arbitration, Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Centre in various types of matters like Real Estate, Construction, Commercial and Financial.
AVIATION AND AIR TRANSPORTATION
The UAE has boosted its investment in the aviation sector to approximately 140 billion dollars to be used over the next 10 years. These funds will improve the infrastructure of the air transport sector. These figures are preliminary and are likely to rise with the preparations underway for Dubai to host the International Expo 2020. We have a long-term relationship with some of the main actors in the field of Aviation and we provide services in the areas of Corporate Aviation services.
The Firm Alketbi is defined by a set of values which differentiates it from traditional law practitioners. The values which identifies the Firm include excellence in service, promptness in delivery and transparency and commitment to its work. The Firm imparts extensive training to its lawyers, Legal and Non-legal professionals to ensure quality in the services offered. Alketbi employs an ideally customized and centralised legal management system, with multiple level auditing.
We use state-of-the-art technology for day-to-day case and work management. Customised ERP ensures real-time updates to clients at the click of a button and periodical updates through MIS. The system is geared to handle large volume of cases and legal tasks across all our offices at UAE.
BANKING AND FINANCIAL
We advise various Banking & Financial giants across UAE in Litigation and Corporate transactions. Our expertise lies with respect to Islamic Finance, Project Finance, Capital Markets, Investment Products, Acquisition Finance, Asset Finance, Structuring and Restructuring, Trade and Export Financing and vessels and aircraft finance. Our clients include major Banks, Financial Institutions, Venture Capitalists and Private Investment companies. We also conduct execution of judgements passed in UAE in other countries through our cross border associates.
Starting from pre incorporation advice, formation of companies, legal due diligence and day to day legal advice regarding all matters of the company and business activities, our corporate team is fully equipped to handle the same. We have several clients on an annual retainership basis wherein we cater to their business needs like drafting and vetting various Agreements, sending legal notices and replying to them, compliance of various laws in UAE, giving opinions on day to day issues as well as issues pertaining to restructuring, branding as well as setting up sister companies.
CYBER CRIME AND WIRE FRAUDS
We have an expert team handling issues relating to crime, defamation in the cyber space along with wire and banking frauds through the application of Digital Forensics.Digital Forensics is the application of investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence from a particular computing device in a way that is suitable for presentation in a court of law. The primary aim of computer forensics is to perform a structured investigation while maintaining a documented chain of evidence to trace and map the sequence of events on a computing device and identify the offender responsible or for any lapses by the offender during the event of the incident.
We have indispensable presence in the practice Of Employment law in the UAE. We regularly advise on all aspects of employment law to both public as well as private companies in all areas including free zones. Our clientele comprises of a wide range of Corporates and SME sectors who engage us on an annual retainer ship basis. We advise on their policies, procedures, drafting and vetting of employment law contracts. We also handle employee related disciplinary issues, dismissal and grievance procedures, settlement negotiations and Severance Agreements. We participate in employment related proceedings before all relevant labour authorities, labour courts and other courts, for termination, bonus claims, protecting trade secrets, confidential information and business interests.
Insurance is a distinctive economic activity for the service sector which not only offers a proper cover against the instalment paid but also offers protection against any uncertain danger against a financial liability. We advise on a variety of areas, including corporate, financial regulation, capital markets, strategic sourcing, insurance and reinsurance, management of long-term insurance funds, Private and public M&A, joint ventures and closed fund deals - Risk transfer, including reinsurance, longevity swaps and other risk transfer techniques.
Intellectual property is defined as the intangible rights protecting the products of human intelligence and creation, such as copyrightable works, patented inventions, Trademarks, and trade secrets. We seek to manage and mitigate risk and to maximize the return from intellectual property (IP) assets for the benefit of our clients. We advise on all aspects of the creation, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights, we deal with disputes relating to the issues of intellectual property. Disputes range from complex patent actions to all forms of dispute relating to trade marks, passing off, copyright, database rights, design rights and breach of confidence claims. Our experience encompasses multi-jurisdictional and domestic disputes at every level including proceedings in the Supreme Court and the registries including Ministry of Economy, registers, and the European Patent Office.
a) Civil & Commercial Matters
At Alketbi, we handle different types of civil & commercial litigation pertaining to real estate, commercial contracts, construction issues, money suits, suits for damages, trademark & copyright issues etc. We represent major Corporates as well as HNI individuals before the Civil courts of UAE on a regular basis.
b) Criminal Matters
We have a varied range of local Advocates who are highly experienced and proficient in Criminal laws and Procedures in the MENA Region. We regularly represent and defend various types of clients before all the Public Authorities and Courts including Cassation Courts. Our Clientele incudes both Corporate institutions as well as individuals. The ambit of our work covers cyber and online frauds, financial frauds, financial crimes, overseas fraudulent transactions, white collar frauds and personal crimes to mention a few.
OIL AND GAS
Oil and Gas industries are the financial spine of the UAE and other GCC countries. We play a leading role in the Oil and Gas sector through a group of qualified consultants by providing integral advise, our energy practice on license applications, mergers and acquisitions, farm-ins, joint ventures, oil and gas projects and financings, environmental, tax and dispute resolution, mid and downstream, acquisitions, disposals and financings relating to pipelines, gas processing plants and refinery assets.
Personal law is the most sensitive and emotional areas of litigation as the life of the client is the matter in issue. As legal experts in this area, we are aware of the difficult emotional situations of the client and help them to sort out the real issues considering the values of the family system rather than as a straightforward case. Alketbi handles all Personal matters whether religious (Sharia Law) or civil. Our multi-cultural team enable us to effectively handle any type of matter amongst the expatriates as well.
REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
We are specialized in Real Estate practice and we are able to coordinate all areas of the real estate business. Apart from our court expertise, our regional know how enables us to support any complex situation of Real estate issues in the UAE namely the issues related to real estate approval, finance, purchase and sale, construction, planning, insolvency, restructuring etc. We provide advice on Title issues, Governmental reports and Construction documents in relation to financing. KHA has advised many Real Estate Companies, including Thabani Real Estate Company and Spring Town Real Estate Company.
Disputes are common in Construction and Engineering industry and we help clients to avoid them by advising on potential issues at the earliest stages of the projects. If a dispute does arise, we have skilled construction lawyers who can manage all of the litigation, arbitration, adjudication and alternative dispute resolution processes. Our service includes drafting and negotiating all kinds of construction contracts. Our construction lawyers have dealt with a wide range of projects, including Hotels, Residential developments Hospitals, Factories and offices, PPP Projects etc.
Sports clubs have moved from the stage of amateurs to professional to give the games the status of the international Olympic Games. Sports clubs also moved from being social clubs to being Companies; the matter that highlights the role of law offices in offering strategic support to protect these clubs and fortify them through the conventions and legal contracts that fit the strategy of the clubs and Sports councils. Mr. Khalifa Bin Huwaidan is now the head of a first division club in the UAE. We advise various sports entities and clubs across UAE with respect to various contracts with various players, sports associations & bodies.
VAT is a new subject in UAE and Alketbi has been one of the first and few law firms to keep its clients updated on all aspects both in theory and practice. Our expert team with legal and tax background is constantly updating and providing legal and compliance related advise to our clients on all the changes and developments in this field.
Our legal services include
AVIATION & AIR TRANSPORTATION
BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES
CYBER CRIME AND WIRE FRAUDS
OIL & GAS
REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT
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