We Advice Local and Global Companies Pursuing Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Transactions Throughout the Middle East

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing companies in mergers & acquisitions, private equity and related corporate transactions in the Middle East. This includes guiding companies through corporate restructurings and M&A transactions in all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States. In addition, our attorneys lead transactional negotiations and provide advice on all deal-related matters, from complying with local customs and regulatory requirements to mitigating the risk of pre-and post-completion matters.

At GLA & Co, we represent companies located in the Middle East and around the world. This includes representing local startups and regional businesses in corporate transactions as well as representing multi-national corporations in M&A transactions in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As a result, we offer a unique depth of experience in this area, and our attorneys are well-versed in the complex, varied, and nuanced legal issues that can have major impacts on deals in the Middle East.

Our M&A and Private Equity Services

We provide a comprehensive suite of services for companies pursuing corporate and M&A transactions in the Middle East, including:

Due Diligence

When pursuing a merger or acquisition, due diligence is critical. However, it is also difficult—especially when it involves a company in a foreign jurisdiction. Our attorneys conduct and oversee all aspects of due diligence for M&A transactions involving companies in the Middle East. We also handle negotiations involving disclosure carve-outs and other due diligence-related matters.

Drafting and Negotiating Transaction Documents

Our attorneys draft and negotiate all documents needed to close corporate transactions in the GCC states and other Middle Eastern jurisdictions. In addition, our attorneys prepare all transaction documents and handle all deal negotiations for both share and asset transactions.  


In addition to M&A and Private Equity transactions, we also have significant experience guiding corporate clients through the restructuring process. This includes stand-alone restructurings as well as pre-closing restructurings in anticipation of future corporate transactions. We help our clients explore their options; evaluate tax, regulatory compliance, and other pertinent considerations; and then execute transactions focused on maximizing value for their shareholders.

Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory compliance is a key component of corporate M&A in the Middle East. We handle all regulatory matters on behalf of our clients, dealing directly with local authorities as necessary to help ensure that their deals close as scheduled.

Regional Cross-Border Transactions

Much of our M&A and Private Equity practice concentrates on representing companies in regional cross-border transactions. With offices throughout the GCC, and a team of deal attorneys who have decades of relevant experience, we are uniquely positioned to help companies based in the Middle East and worldwide close complex cross-border transactions on schedule and on budget.

Speak with a Corporate and M&A Attorney in Confidence

If your company (or one of your firm’s clients) is contemplating a merger, acquisition, or corporate restructuring in the Middle East, our attorneys can help. Please contact us today to learn more about our firm’s Corporate and M&A practice in the Middle East.