What we Do
International commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation
We provide clients with access to immediate and honest contentious advice to assist in every step of the way. We provide detailed analysis of a matters from inception and take a measured and focused approach to the various options available and the potential outcome. We work together with our clients to ensure the best possible results. Fast response times and effective delivery are guaranteed.
We have experience in arbitration centers both within the UAE and are affiliated to international arbitration centers including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Lagos Panel of Neutrals. We handle small and large-scale and multi-jurisdictional commercial arbitrations and are able to respond quickly and effectively to client needs where time pressure and key strategic decisions are often vital. We deliver.
With a network of associated Counsel in various jurisdictions we can ensure client needs are met.
We have many years of experience in the UK courts at all levels, in the DIFC Courts and the ADGM Courts.
With vast experience in mediation, we are able to advise clients on the most suitable dispute resolution method for their needs.
We work with high net worth families and understand the legal and practical issues that arise in private wealth work and planning for succession. We assist on advising families on business structures and corporate governance to best cater for their needs.
Our CEO is retained as personal advisor to ultra-high net worth individuals and is experienced in dealing with different personnel, and fully understands the importance of providing discrete, confidential and strategic advice at all times.
SOL advises families on trusts, family charter agreements and how best to protect family interests and the intentions of Founders.
We offer a bespoke service to UNHW individuals and corporates wishing to establish in or migrate business operations to the UAE.
We provide a full service offering for the establishment of start -ups and migrations in UAE for companies both onshore as well as free zones in UAE.
We also assist clients on company legal matters from a compliance and regulatory perspective such as drafting and assisting with implementation of corporate governance policies and procedures driven by client objectives, strategy and best industry standards.
We work with trusted partners to ensure the best quality in service and to meet the needs of our clientele from the start of the process to the end.
With over 20 years experience in employment law and experience that spans overseas, we offer a specialist and bespoke service in employment law and act for both employers and employees including senior board level employees and executives in a variety of disciplines.
Our service ranges from drafting policies, procedures and handbooks, to advising on all aspects of the employment relationship from start to finish, and appearing in and resolving contested matters.
We provide tailored advice specifically catered to businesses and are strategic and focussed on each client’s needs. Our employment offering covers advisory and non-contentious work such as drafting contracts, handbooks and advising on best policies and practice; transactional work such as employment issues that occur in the reorganisation of business and we handle disputes in employment law. We undertake investigations and disciplinary meetings on behalf of our clients.
In addition, we provide tailored employment law training specific to client needs.
A properly drafted contract is vital to protect parties and is a reflection of a number of business and functional decisions contained within a legal framework.
During any drafting or negotiation stage, contractual provisions need to be adjusted to reflect each transaction or each matter. We provide practical advice and work to ensure that contracts are signed. We review and negotiate contracts, analyze and interpret contracts, draft contracts, create standard clauses and ensure your commercial business interests are met properly and incentivize the counterparty to sign.
We provide corporate commercial services and partner with experienced commercial Counsel to assist on all commercial matters.
We draft and advise upon:
- Memorandum of Understanding;
- Sale and Purchase Agreements;
- Head of Terms;
- Long term incentive plans;
- Shareholder Agreements;
- Collaboration Agreements
Seminars and Publications
We have strategic and collaborative partnerships with various institutions and provide a series of seminars internationally on dispute resolution, arbitration, employment, advocacy, court etiquette, drafting skills and leadership.
We have partnered with the DIFC Academy, Middlesex University, Lexis Nexis Middle East, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Wolters Kluwer, World Litigation Forum, Sader Publishing, and the Dubai International Arbitration Centre.
We recently published a guide to GCC Arbitration for Dubai Arbitration Week 2019 with Lexis Nexis and our CEO has been appointed as a visiting lecturer on the LLM at Middlesex University, Dubai since 2016 where she teaches International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration; and Employment Law. She has co-devised a module on UEA and DIFC Employment Law for postgraduate students and industry.