Kelmer Advocates operates as a Law firm in the United Arab Emirates since 2019. In 2023 Kelmer Advocates and Noof Al Abdulla Advocates & Legal Consultants have joined forming: Kelmer Noof Al Abdulla Advocates & Legal Consultants.
The team is prepared to provide comprehensive assistance for all legal needs, including: corporate, real estate, criminal, maritime, and other law-related matters. Clients benefit from our vast knowledge of business setup and a new integrated legal practice, to ensure a coordinated and cost-effective management of their business interactions. This includes identifying appropriate legal structures, corporate good standing regulations, and commercial contract negotiation.
Our lawyers are experts in corporate and commercial areas of business, including:
DOMESTIC AND CROSS-BORDER MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS (M&A) • JOINT VENTURES •
CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING • CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE • BANKING &
FINANCE • VENTURE CAPITAL • GENERAL CORPORATE ADVISORY.
Kelmer Noof Al Abdulla Advocates & Legal Consultants also provides valuable guidance to clients regarding entry strategies into the UAE market, assisting them with expert advice on structuring investments, financing businesses, and navigating the intricate web of legal and regulatory issues that significantly impact day-to-day operations.
Foreign businesses need the support of lawyers with remarkable experience in large and complex cross-border deals. Our team comprises highly skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds and international expertise, enabling us to effectively manage a wide range of complex tasks and challenges. Some key areas include:
M&A – CONCERNING PRIVATE AND LISTED COMPANIES • SALE/ACQUISITION OF GOING
CONCERNS • SPIN-OFFS • PRIVATE EQUITY TRANSACTIONS AND MERGER LEVERAGED BUYOUTS • CONTRACTUAL AND CORPORATE JOINT VENTURES •CORPORATE REORGANIZATIONS AND RESTRUCTURING • SHAREHOLDERS’ AGREEMENTS • INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS.
Assistance is provided in each phase of all extraordinary transactions, including:
DUE DILIGENCE • CORPORATE AND TAX STRUCTURING • LETTERS OF INTENT • NEGOTIATION AND DRAFTING •EXECUTION/CLOSING • ANY LITIGATION PHASE
We count on years of experience in providing continuous assistance in the processes of negotiation and drafting of any commercial agreement, including:
SUPPLY AGREEMENTS AND SUB-CONTRACTS LICENSE AGREEMENTS • TURN-KEY PROJECTS
•JOINT VENTURES • SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENTS • LEASE AGREEMENTS – SALE AND LEASE BACK AGREEMENTS •FRANCHISING AGREEMENTS •MERCHANDISING AGREEMENTS •NETWORK AGREEMENTS • DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS • AGENCY AGREEMENTS •PRODUCTION AGREEMENTS • NDNCA
Civil and Criminal law
UAE criminal law contains many provisions derived from Islamic Shariah law and our lawyers are equipped with the knowledge and understanding of these specific laws.
Our team can assist clients on the following matters:
STOCK MANIPULATION • ILLEGAL ACQUISITION OF CORPORATE ASSETS AND MONEY •BANKRUPTCY CRIMES • FRAUDULENT ACCOUNTING IN FINANCIAL STATEMENTS •UNTRUE COMMUNICATIONS TO SHAREHOLDERS AND AUDITORS • BREACH OF RULES ON FORMATION OF CORPORATE CAPITAL • ILLEGAL PROFIT OR ASSET DISTRIBUTION BY LIQUIDATORS
•MISAPPROPRIATION OF CORPORATE ASSETS •FRAUDULENT TRADING • EMPLOYER CRIMINAL LIABILITY • FOOD SAFETY REGULATION • BOUNCED CHEQUE CASES • ALL CRIMINAL CASES
FAMILY AND PERSONAL STATUS LAW
If you are seeking or evaluating options for personal or family matters, our team is equipped to offer a wide range of services and resolve conflicts through negotiation, mediation, collaborative practice, and litigation. We possess expertise in handling both complex and smaller matters, ensuring that every client receives personalized attention.
Specifically, we have extensive experience in strategic planning, protection, and management of various assets, including family businesses, real estate, yachts,
aircraft, and art collections.
Our team utilizes instruments such as trusts, family trusts, insurance policies, family holdings, and family agreements to facilitate and secure smooth intergenerational company transfers, ensuring a seamless transition of all family assets.
In addition, we provide legal services pertaining to wills and the division thereof, covering areas such as:
DIVORCE ACTION • CHILD CUSTODY CASES •MARRIAGE AGREEMENT • DRAFTING OF WILLS • ALIMONY CASES
LABOR LAW AND EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES
Labor Law in the UAE is a federal legislation present in all emirates; it covers all aspects of the employee-employer relationship – domestic or expatriate.
Practice areas include:
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS, INCLUDING THOSE FOR MANAGERS AND DIRECTORS • AGENCY AGREEMENTS • COLLABORATION AGREEMENTS AND CONSULTANCY AGREEMENTS • INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS • COLLECTIVE DISMISSAL FOR ECONOMIC REASONS PACKAGES AND TEMPORARY LAYOFF • TRANSFERS • SECONDMENTS • AND EXPATRIATES • CORPORATE REGULATIONS AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES • CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS AND FAIR COMPETITION AGREEMENTS • STOCK OPTIONS AND STOCK PURCHASE PLANS • PRIVACY • SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE • LITIGATION
Our arbitration experts are fully equipped to accompany clients’ expansion projects. Should any dispute arise during business, clients are offered the best possible method of resolving the dispute by choosing from a range of alternatives to settle disputes.
Our lawyers offer assistance and consultancy services during the negotiation, drafting, and execution phases of several agreements, including:
SUPPLY AGREEMENTS • DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS AND AGENCY AGREEMENTS • LICENSING AGREEMENTS • PROCUREMENT AGREEMENTS • LETTERS OF CREDIT AND GUARANTEES (BID BONDS, ADVANCE PAYMENT BONDS, PERFORMANCE BONDS) • IT AGREEMENTS • RESEARCH AGREEMENTS • INSURANCE POLICIES • JOINT VENTURES AGREEMENTS • ENGINEERING
AGREEMENTS • INTERNATIONAL SALE AGREEMENTS • SHIPPING AGREEMENTS.
We have unique expertise in the following areas:
Structuring cross-border investments • Advising in restructuring and acquisition transactions •
Advising on complex issues of international tax, including tax planning for multinational groups.
IN ADDITION, WE PROVIDE GUIDANCE ON TRANSFER PRICING CONCERNING THE FOLLOWING MATTERS:
SETTING UP GROUP TRANSFER PRICING POLICIES • BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING • APAS AND MUTUAL AGREEMENT PROCEDURES UNDER THE EXISTING DOUBLE TAXATION AGREEMENTS • TAX AUDIT AND LITIGATION • COMPLIANCE (WITH SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO THE LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS) • TAX PLANNING AND OPTIMIZATION OF THE TAX TREATMENT OF NATIONAL AND MULTINATIONAL CORPORATE GROUPS • EXPATRIATE TAXATION • NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS • TAX ADVICE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF ITALIAN BRANCHES OF FOREIGN COMPANIES • ADVISE ON NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL VAT MATTERS
Sports Law is becoming increasingly important for the international economy, especially in GCC Countries. We have a team of professionals and FIFA agents with over ten years of experience in assisting authorities, sports clubs, and their members.
Our office is partner of AS (Italian Association of Lawyer’s Sport) and we can support international athletes worldwide, as follows:
CONTRACT DRAFTING AND REVIEWING FOR ATHLETES • DEFAMATION LAWSUITS • BREACH OF CONTRACT ISSUES • PERSONAL AND CORPORATE BRAND PROTECTION • BROADCASTING RIGHTS AGREEMENTS • TRADEMARK REGISTRY • CRIMINAL DEFENSE FOR ATHLETES • COACHES • REFEREES • AND OTHER INDUSTRY-RELATED PROFESSIONALS
We guarantee our clients comprehensive, coordinated assistance with contracts, project financing, tenders, claims during work in progress, and dispute management.
Our team includes leading experts on arbitration with vast experience in managing disputes connected to tender contracts and in acting as counsel in international arbitration cases concerning major works.
Some of our partners are frequently appointed as arbitrators in domestic and international arbitrations related to tender contracts.
We also assist our international clients in preparing and negotiating contracts for infrastructure projects, industrial facilities, and public or private developments (e.g. schools, hotels, hospitals, and shopping malls).
Our team is a multidisciplinary group of professionals from different legal backgrounds in the following areas of law:
LANDLORD AND TENANT DISPUTES • EVALUATING ALL LEGAL ASPECTS OF PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS CONCERNING JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENTS • ESTABLISHMENT AND ACQUISITION OF REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIOS AND SETTING UP PROPERTY INVESTMENT FUNDS • CONSULTANCY SERVICES DURING THE NEGOTIATION PHASE • DUE DILIGENCE • DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATING AGREEMENTS AND ANY OTHER LEGAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED • DRAFTING OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS (PROJECT, ASSET AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS) • DRAFTING PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS, RENTAL AGREEMENTS, CONTRACTS FOR THE RENTAL OF BUSINESS BRANCHES • ANALYSIS OF FISCAL PROFILES FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TRANSACTION • LEASE RENEWALS • TENANCY DISPUTES • BANKING AND FINANCIAL LAW • RENT REVIEWS FOR COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY • DISPUTES AND ARBITRATION.
CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LITIGATIONS
We have significant expertise in the following areas of litigation:
CORPORATE LITIGATION • COMMERCIAL LITIGATION • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION • REAL ESTATE LITIGATION • PRODUCT LIABILITY
Protecting brands, products, and services is a key aspect of the success of business initiatives, especially when a company decides to operate in a foreign country. We regularly support local players and international companies that need legal advice about intellectual property rights and registration of trademarks, patents, industrial design, and copyright applications for IP dispute resolution.
BANKING AND FINANCE
Our team can advise on a broad range of banking transactions, including:
ACQUISITION FINANCE AND MERGER LEVERAGE BUYOUT • CORPORATE LOANS • ASSIGNMENT OF RECEIVABLES • FACTORING • LEASING, SALE AND LEASEBACK • PERFORMANCE BONDS • BANKING GUARANTEES • LETTERS OF CREDIT • PROJECT FINANCING • INVESTMENT FUNDS • DEBT RESTRUCTURING • LITIGATIONS
NO PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Our services consist of:
ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY LEGAL AND FISCAL ADVICE FROM THE INCORPORATION TO
THE ORDINARY OPERATIONS OF THE NON-PROFIT ENTITY • LEGAL OPINIONS • BUSINESS SET-UP AND INCORPORATION • DRAFTING OF CONVENTIONS AND COOPERATION AGREEMENTS WITH BOTH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS • ANALYSIS OF THE LEGAL TOOLS AIMED AT OPTIMIZING THE FISCAL IMPACT OF TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN DONORS/SPONSORS AND THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION • ACCOUNTING SERVICES AND DISCHARGE OF FISCAL OBLIGATIONS • LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN CONNECTION WITH CRITICAL PHASES (JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION, WINDING UP, EXTINCTION, LIQUIDATION AND DEFINITION OF RELATIONSHIPS AMONG ASSOCIATES
Kelmer Abdul Rahman Al Sharhan Advocates and Legal Consultants
48 Burj Gate Tower, 1st Floor, Office 101, Burj Khalifa Area, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Kelmer Legal Consultant
Burj Khalifa Area, Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates