Our Regional Practice in Capital Markets in the Middle East is Established Across the Spectrum

Capital markets issuances and transactions are subject to significant oversight in the Middle East.  Companies seeking to issue or trade securities through the local capital markets must take proactive measures to ensure that they are operating within the confines of all pertinent sources of legal and regulatory authority. As we deal with the local regulators in all of the major markets in the region, we are able to add value to any Capital Market deal or advisory matter.  

At GLA & Co, our experience includes representing leading financial institutions, corporates,  and governments in addition to smaller groups jumping into the capital markets for the first time in relation to all types of capital markets transactions, especially in the key GCC jurisdictions. We have built a worldwide reputation as a thorough and strategic counsel capable of handling significant capital markets work in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and other regional countries.

Capital Markets Lawyers with Decades of Local Experience

Our lawyers represent public companies, private companies, private equity firms, financial institutions, and other clients in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, North America, and worldwide. Our practice encompasses all types of capital markets transactions, including:

  • Debt Issuances (both Bonds and Sukuk);
  • Initial Public Offerings;
  • Private Placement Offerings; 
  • Delistings; and
  • Marketing of Foreign Funds & Securities;

In addition to providing transactional and issuance services, we also assist our clients with all compliance aspects. This includes compliance with the obligations enforced by capital markets regulators in the region, which include:

  • Kuwait Capital Markets Authority;
  • Saudi Capital Markets Authority; and
  • UAE Securities & Commodities Authority

When providing representation for capital markets transactions, we guide our clients step-by-step through the entire process. This includes everything from due diligence and compliance through contract negotiations and closing. In addition, we assist with disclosure compliance, regulatory and enforcement activities, administrative dispute resolution at the capital markets level, and other matters as well. Our clients appreciate the unique challenges involved in conducting capital markets issuances in the Middle East. As a result, they rely on our lawyers’ decades of relevant experience to help them make strategic decisions, manage their risks, and close their deals.

Speak with a Local Capital Markets Lawyer at GLA  

If you would like more information about our firm’s capital markets practice in the Middle East, we encourage you to get in touch.

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