Recent changes in the Middle East’s legal environment, prompted by local government efforts to attract foreign investment, a growing wealthy population and other regional dynamics, present exciting opportunities for foreign investors in key sectors in the Middle East, including the healthcare, food & beverage, energy, infrastructure, education, real estate and hospitality sectors. King & Spalding’s regionally ranked "Band 1" corporate and M&A practice has developed a reputation for innovation in structuring transactions that enable investors based outside of the Middle East region to access formerly restricted sectors while ensuring enforceability of key transaction terms. Please join us for a discussion on common issues that arise in mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures in the Middle East (with a focus on the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), including:
- Optimal structuring and ensuring deal certainty in the Middle East by utilizing specialized transaction structures in jurisdictions such as the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) financial free zone and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) financial free zone.
- Tips for navigating common issues in due diligence in the Middle East, such as foreign ownership restrictions and nationality requirements.
- Middle East-specific provisions for key transaction documents, including a discussion of commonly used provisions that may not be readily enforceable under local laws.
- Structuring considerations and sector-specific issues in popular investment sectors such as healthcare, food & beverage, energy and infrastructure, education and real-estate and hospitality.
For more information, contact:
Glenda R. Smith
King & Spalding
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Atlanta, GA 30309
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