Banking & Finance

The UAE’s banking and financial sectors are vibrant, dynamic and constantly evolving towards global best practice. Our legal team brings years of local expertise and international experience to navigate a changing environment as new products, technologies and regulatory frameworks are introduced.

Our practice supports banks and financial institutions on their legal affairs, licensing and incorporation. We also advise corporate and commercial clients on financial and commercial transactions, preparation of loan agreements, insolvency, asset, private equity, real estate, project, trade and acquisition financing, anti-money-laundering, compliance with Shariah Law and regulations among others.

Our team of banking and finance litigation lawyers are experts in financial dispute resolution including banking disputes, enforcements, compliance, corporate governance, bankruptcy, fraud and financial crime. We represent our clients in both local UAE courts and as well as DIFC courts.

We regularly assist with ensuring compliance with tenets of Islamic finance, overseeing the creation of investment funds and structures, and the development of new financial products adhering to local law and Shariah principles.

We provide counsel to clients on structuring the purchase and sale of large assets such as property, vehicle fleets, oil rigs, ships, manufacturing plants and other industrial equipment.

What People Say

Testimonials

I am writing to you to thank you all for the ongoing support you have provided our family since our daughter’s accident in 2016. You have guided us through the complexities of the UAE legal system in a way that has provided us with the time and space to focus our attention on our daughter’s sub-stational and ever-increasing health and medical needs with the confidence that Lily’s legal arrangements are in safe and expert hands. Stephen Ranger, Nesreen Nabil and Zahra Petafi in particular have been very supportive and compassionate since the accident and have always provided prompt advice and support to our many queries especially since our enforced return to Australia.

Joffrid Mackett
Professional

I would like to extend a big thanks to Mr. Lootah and his team for the wonderful support that they have not only provided my firm but also friends and colleagues of mine to whom I recommended your company. We have been fortunate enough to experience your team’s expert advice and support in various forms and have not only found it to be extremely effective but also extremely reasonably priced, especially considering that many regard Hussain Lootah & Associates to be a leading Law firm in the UAE. I do not hesitate to recommend your firm to anyone in need of Legal advice, regardless of the nature of the advice sought.

Andrew Burrow
Managing Director | 5 Capitals

Black & White Engineering is a leading MEP engineering design consultancy with a long list of top clients and prestigious projects in our portfolio.  Our engineering expertise is second to none but to remain successful and at the top our game we also need to ensure we have strong legal advice and representation when we need it.  Many of the projects we work on, along with the contractual agreements that we are part of, are highly complex so it made sense for us to seek out an expert legal provider such as Hussain Lootah & Associates who can provide us with tailor made services to suit different situations.

Mick Cairns
CEO | Black & White Engineering