Our Lawyers Provide Commercial Advisory Services for Global Companies Seeking to Conduct Business in the Middle East

Our firm represents companies in Asia, Europe, North America, and worldwide seeking to do business in the Middle East. With offices in the key cities of the region, we advise on all commercial matters throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States. We work with our clients locally and abroad to help them make informed and strategic decisions about pursuing all types of commercial relationships and business activities.

General Commercial Advisory Services

We provide many global companies with general commercial and business advisory services regarding their business endeavors in the Middle East. This includes advising on matters such as agency, distributorship, franchises and licensing. Expectations and requirements in the Middle East are often very different from the expectations and requirements to which business executives and lawyers in other regions are accustomed; and, as a result, navigating the local landscape requires highly-experienced local counsel.

At GLA & Co, our lawyers work closely with our clients to help them effectively mitigate their risk and maximize their business opportunities in the Middle East. We have decades of relevant experience. We have earned a worldwide reputation as strategic counsel for commercial and business matters in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Contract Drafting and Negotiation Services

Our lawyers represent local and foreign companies in all types of commercial transactions. Accordingly, we draft contracts that comply with all local requirements regarding enforceability, address all pertinent business and legal considerations, and provide our clients with suitable protections in light of the commercial activities involved. Some examples of the numerous types of contracts we have drafted and negotiated for clients located in the Middle East and abroad include:

  • Franchising and licensing
  • Distribution, and reseller agreements
  • Commercial agency agreements
  • Terms and conditions of procurement and sale
  • Manufacturing and supply agreements
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Introducer and referral agreements
  • Warehousing agreements
  • Lease, hire, and maintenance agreements
  • Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements (NDAs)
  • Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs)

When representing clients in commercial transactions, we take a highly customized approach that considers the nature of the transaction and our client’s specific goals, risks, and needs. As a result, we recommend contract terms that protect our clients’ interests without being overbearing. And we work closely with our clients throughout the negotiation process to ensure that they have a clear and accurate understanding of the terms that will govern their business activities in the Middle East once they sign the agreement and move forward.

Schedule an Initial Consultation with a GLA & Co Lawyer Today

If your company needs commercial advisory counsel in the Middle East, or if your firm has a client that needs commercial advisory counsel in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, or the UAE, we invite you to contact us for more information