UK legal services for Middle Eastern investors
If you are a business or individual based in the Middle East and looking to invest in the UK, you need lawyers who understand the Middle East region as well as English law.
The UK has, for a long time, been regarded as an attractive opportunity for overseas investors. With a wealth of experience, gained over many years, our Middle East team can support you in property acquisitions and other investments in the heart of Prime Central London and across the UK.
Our clients include Islamic banks, high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals, single and multiple family offices, companies and property investment funds based within the Middle East region and globally.
Our Middle East solicitors are used to dealing with large, complex multi-faceted matters and can project manage all your affairs, dealing with multiple professional advisers across a number of jurisdictions. We possess first-hand regional knowledge and experience, travelling regularly to the region in order to provide a tailored and personal service. We understand the nuances of both cultures which allows us to sensitively and discreetly manage your matters.
Working extensively with other professional advisers from asset managers and private bankers to architects and interior designers, we can put you in contact with a number of trustworthy professionals. For example, you may be coming to the UK and need to find a good school or help searching for a home or suitable premises or a tax-efficient structure for a new business venture. We can also review your commercial arrangements to ensure that contracts with providers are watertight.
The breadth and depth of our experience means we can help will all aspects of your business and personal lives with the utmost discretion.
Acting for high net worth individuals purchasing investments in London.
Leading the team on the acquisition and financing for a major Dubai-based real estate company.
Acting for high net worth investors from the Middle East region on various property investments.
Advised an Emirati client on a £70m refinancing of a commercial property in central London. The funder was offshore but acting through its London branch and the client’s trust administrator was based in Jersey, requiring us to co-ordinate matters with multiple parties across three jurisdictions.
Advised members of a Middle Eastern royal family on the options for dealing with a number of offshore trust and company structures holding residential properties in London in the light of the changes to the inheritance tax (IHT) legislation.