Location

Qatar

Address : West Bay
Level 15 – Commercial Bank Plaza.
P.O. Box: 22111
Doha - Qatar
Tel: +974 4452 8399
Fax: +974 4452 8373
Email: Jzgzi@wx-oh.xln

About

D&C Legal Services in Qatar is licensed by the Qatar Financial Center, our firm has handled thousands of cases and legal consultation in many legal fields throughout Qatar, the Middle East and Asia.

D&C Legal Services renders a comprehensive array of legal services either to governmental entities or multinational and national companies. We provide a wide range of legal services in many fields, such as: Incorporation and Foreign Investment, Banking and Finance, International Trade and Customs, Maritime law, Insurance & Reinsurance, Tax Law, Labor Law, Franchise and Licensing, Corporate, Arbitration, Intellectual Property and Real estate.

D&C Legal Services’ extensive experience in law domain and our full understanding of the Qatari market puts us in the best position to advise our client for the appropriate form of their business and to provide them with the premium solution to eliminate any legal obstacle. We work through a highly professional and qualified team of lawyers and attorneys who are specialized in different fields of law. They can work in several languages which allows us to communicate easily with Qataris, and international clients. We spare no efforts in order to meet our client’s expectation and to develop our client database ranging from the smallest private businesses to the biggest multinational foreign company in the world of business and trade.

Our Entire team in Doha has been here for a significant period of time and has a deep understanding of local law and the local regulatory and business environment. This, together with the knowledge and understanding gained from running Mega projects, enables us to deliver international best practice in a Qatar context.

Through our strong working relationships with key Qatar authorities, ministries and developers, we have developed not only an in-depth understanding of Qatar laws, customs, traditions, market conditions and issues but also understand the approach taken by our Qatar clients in the development and delivery of their projects and in their decision making process.


Experience

By way of a summary, it is worth mentioning that lawyers in our Doha office have advised on some of the largest and most prestigious projects in Qatar, and below is an example which has been listed as an example without being limited to:

  • Advising on banking and finance deal of 5.6 Billion US$.
  • Advising on mega construction project for 8 Billion US$.
  • Advising on Corporate matter (joint Venture) related to one of the biggest international automotive company (180 Million US$).
  • Advising and due diligence on M&A project and IPO for a merge of 6 realest company for a value that has exceed it 3 billion US$
  • Establishing one of the biggest Joint Venture in the Field of Gaz and oil between Oman and Qatar 1.2 Billion US$ .
  • Handling the restructuring of the group form a LLC to a Holding Group.
  • International arbitration case in front of the International Chamber of Commerce for one of the leading Gaz and Oil company for 700 million US$ .
  • Arbitration case in front of the Qatar chamber of Commerce for 180 Million Dollars.
  • Advising on Major agency and distribution agreements for Multinational companies especially in the sector of Gas and oil, furniture, real-estate, cement, Iron, safety, battery, heavy equipment, automotive finance, investment…)
  • Negotiation, and mediation for a conflict with an international company in the field of Gas and oil.
  • ICC Arbitrations for a construction Company of 70 Million US$.
  • Represent one of the leading hotels in the world in an a M&A transaction for the value 550 Million US$.
  • ICC Arbitration between an international company in the automotive sector against one of the distributors for a value of 30 Million US $.

Contact

Richard Deeb:

Managing Partner
D&C Legal Services

Tel : + 974 4477 5730

Tel + 961 1 957 586

Mobile : + 974 7007 6006

Mobile: +961 3 316 042

Email : irxsziw.wvvy@wx-oh.xln

PROFILE:

Mr. Richard Deeb is a managing partner, able to work in English French and Arabic, with very good experience in Middle East, Africa and Asia. Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team. Dedicated to handle any litigation, arbitration, mediation advising and drafting any agreements or any other legal documents.

Richard Deeb has a very good experience in business law, corporate law, companies, joint venture acquisition and especially in real-estate and Intellectual property and trademark law.

Richard Deeb has gained both the Jurislex Best Award and the Corporate INTL award as one of the leading Corporate and Commercial lawyers, He was also been recognized by Jurislex Global network as Key Individual and the best practice Lawyer for hospitality and commercial.

He has represented clients in complex commercial litigation, with a focus on Corporate, Commercial and IP Aspect.

He is an advocate and arbitration law specialist. He works extensively across the Middle East, acting for governments and international corporations on complex commercial disputes under a variety of civil and common law systems.

Richard regularly advises clients across various industries on their commercial aspect compliance, policies and programs. Richard practice focused mainly on Joint venture, Commercial, Due diligence, corporate, Finance and intellectual property.

Richard is skilled in drafting expert legal opinions on complex issues and in support of both international and domestic arbitrations. Richard also regularly advises on various areas of law including litigious risks and avoidance. Richard also has experience in enforcement of foreign and domestic awards.

Richard career includes multiple representations of clients in complex commercial disputes and in commercial arbitration and has advised on multiple cross border transaction that have exceed 3.9 billion US$.

In addition to organizing and speaking at conferences, Richard is also acting as a board member of the Lebanese Institute of Market study and in charge of all the regulatory compliance and legal matter.

EDUCATION:

  • Master 2 In Law University of Limoges (France)- Faculty of Law
  • Master 1 In Law - Lebanese University Francophone Branch - Faculty of Law and Political Science.
  • Member of the law bar in Lebanon.
  • Member if the International Law Bar
  • Member of the Intellectual Property association
  • Member of the Human rights Committee in the Law bar in Lebanon.
  • Member of the International Union of lawyers, worldwide organization.
  • Member of the international Franchise lawyer association.
  • Member of Jurislex exclusive Network and recognized as one of the leading corporate and commercial lawyers.

 

Experience

  • Managing the Firm and acting for and advising for foreign investors and international conglomerates for all the corporate matter and businesses matter in the Middle East including but not limited to advising on the startups, incorporation structures, implications of available legal structures (e.g. ownership, financing and employment), foreign investment regulations, related transactions and establishment of branches and across various sectors such as telecommunication, retail, industrial, media and technology and other regulatory matters.
  • Handling corporate litigation including arbitration or other kind of conflict resolution.
  • Advising on banking and finance deal of 3,4 Billion US$ for the construction of an entertainment city.
  • Advising on one of the leading Joint Venture in the automotive industry and handling one of the major ICC arbitration that have exceed 300 Million US$.
  • Advising on mega construction and mixed used project of hotels and malls for 6 Billion US$.
  • Establishing one of the biggest Joint Venture in the Field of Gaz and oil between Oman and Qatar 250 Million US$ .
  • Handling the restructuring of the group form a LLC to a Holding Group and arrange for all the due diligence for an Initial Public Offering.
  • Arbitration case in front of the DIFC for 180 Million Dollars.
  • Advising on arbitration case for one of leading technology company on the breach with one of their major distributor for the value of 400 Million US$.
  • Negotiation, and mediation for a conflict with an international company in the field of Gas and oil.
  • Advising on a financing project of 1.2 billion US $
  • Arbitration case in front of the Qatar chamber of Commerce for 6.5 Million Dollars.
  • Extensive experience in Licensing, franchising and distribution, transfer, acquisition and sale, sales representation and agency agreements teaming, joint venture and other commercial alliance agreements, relationships and outsourcing arrangements.
  • Advising on finance deal with a UK leading bank over 100 Million Dollars.
  • Advising on Corporate matter (joint Venture) related to one of the biggest international automotive company.
  • Advising on Major agency and distribution agreements for Multinational companies especially in the sector of Gas and oil, furniture, real-estate, cement, Iron, safety, battery, heavy equipment, automotive finance, investment… 
  • Negotiation, and mediation for a conflict with an international company in the field of Gas and oil. 
  • Drafting, reviewing, advising on major business and construction contract . 
  • Advising on finance deal with a UK leading bank over 100 Million Dollars. 
  • Establishing a Joint venture with one of the biggest company in the field of gas and oil. 
  • Representing all the legal case in front of the court as well the arbitration in front of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and International Chamber of Commerce.
  • Handling all the construction contract and all the real estate matter of a leading construction company in the middle east. 
  • Advising on agreements with regard of cross-borders multinational transaction (in finance, investment and real-estate) 
  • Working with one of Major global technology group regarding a joint venture company in the Middle East. 
  • Handling one of the biggest joint venture in the Middle East related in the field of heavy equipment with a pioneer multinational company.
  • Handling various legal case of multinational companies. 
  • Handling one of the biggest acquisition deal of a multinational company.

 

Languages

  • Arabic: Native language.
  • English: very good (Spoken, Read, and Written).
  •  French : very good (Spoken, Read, and Written). 

 

REASEARCH, ARTICLES AND PUBLICATION:

  • Politic and Diplomatic immunity 
  • Intellectual property and trademark law. 
  • Article about the real states law in Lebanon. 
  • Persons of International and environment law 
  • Conventions and treaties of environment law. 
  • Protection of the littoral and the environment (international and comparative law)
  •  Many other articles related to sociology and philosophy.

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Egypt

Cairo – Egypt

Address :   Plot 140, Banking street5th settlement,
New CairoCairo, Egypt
Tel: +  +2022-6141693
Fax :+ +2 02 25032801
Email: Vtbkg@wx-oh.xln

About

Our Egypt office is established and managed by our Partner Mr. Mohamed Refaat licensed by the Egyptian law bar under registration number 248357. Our Office advise a wide range of national and other multinational clients on domestic and cross-border matters. Our clients include main and mega business groups, as well as banks, retails, real estate , telecommunication  and other financial institutions, private equity, and venture capital funds, public and private agencies and entities, and other governmental, and private institutional clients. All Egypt Office lawyers are fluent in Arabic and English, and many are fluent in other languages also.

We have experience across a wide range of industry sectors, including banking and finance, energy and mining, telecommunications, media, medical and healthcare real estate, aviation, corporate, and manufacturing.

Our lawyers in Egypt work as integrated members of D&C Legal Services’ worldwide network, collaborating closely with lawyers in D&C Legal Services’ other offices to serve Firm clients whose headquarters are located outside Egypt.

Our contentious practice helps clients with complex and often sensitive local and cross-border litigation, arbitration, complex civil/commercial and compliance matters.  Whenever required, our global network allows us to draw on the firm’s international resources, sophistication, and comprehensive skills, to mobilize or advise on any specific and a niche expertise.

Our Egypt attorneys not only are dedicated to the service our International clients, but also devote time to important local social issues and cultural organizations. The office is actively involved in supporting encourages and sponsors the arts by setting aside a set percentage of its profits to help fund artistic initiatives, as well our lawyers are strongly active in supporting nay matter that involved any human rights.

With top tier rankings across the legal directories, our Egypt lawyers are amongst the best providing clients with access to market-leading dispute resolution, projects and transactional legal advice. Our Egypt office is regularly recognized as a leading law firm in Egypt , including being honored with the best Egypt corporate law firm by the Jurislex intentional global network for legal service.


Experience

  • Advising on construction projects for 4 Billion US$.
  • Advising on Corporate matter (joint Venture & franchise agreements) related to many Luxury international franchises (30 Million US$).
  • Advised numerous major real estate cases, some of them worth more than $1Billion.
  • Advising and handling insurance claims and related civil cases 120 Million US$.
  • Establishing joint venture  companies for real estate, food & beverages, retail and many other companies in several fields 1.5 Billion US$.
  • Arbitration cases for 25 Million US$.
  • Advising clients on corporate matters including matters of structures and governance, risks, growth and exit strategies, private equity, commercial negotiation strategies and commercialization strategies.
  • Advising on Major agency and distribution agreements for Multinational companies especially in the sector of real-estate, hotels, retail, insurance, investment…).
  • Negotiation, mediation and drafting MOU, JV and several agreements with local companies and international partners.
  • Advising, negotiation and drafting finance agreements with local banks 250 Million US$.
    Handling many of labor cases.
  • Advising on a International ICC Arbitration case between a the Principal and the Distributor for the value of 300 Million US$.
  • Drafting and negotiation for shopping malls agreements (rental agreements, tenants’ cases, insurance claims, finance agreements ...).


Contact

Mohamed Refaat:

Partner

D&C Legal Services

Tel : + 974 4452 8399

E-mail: nlsznvw.ivuzzg@wx-oh.xln

PROFILE:

Mr. Mohamed Refaat is an Attorney at Law and he is partner at D&C Legal Services, He is specialized for providing legal services for business entities, having significant experience in advising multimillion transactions, investment projects, representing global companies and representing in high profile arbitral cases.

Mr. Mohamed Refaat’s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation and international arbitration with emphasis on highly technical, multiparty business disputes, corporate governance, financial services, bilateral investment treaty claims, insurance coverage and fiduciary responsibilities.

Mr. Mohamed has gained the Global Expert Award as one of the best Commercial litigation lawyers, He was also been nominated by Jurislex Global network as one of the best lawyers for complex commercial Litigation.

Mr. Mohamed Is an  extremely experienced and strategic practitioner who is particularly admired for his thorough and detailed approach and his ability to see all the aspects and make sure that all the bases are covered. Mr. Mohamed known as a client-focused lawyer, who is highly knowledgeable and commercially minded.

Mohamed has experience in acting for banks, large mining entities, in the sectors of Gaz and Oil, receivers and managers, administrators, liquidators, deed administrators, and corporations engaged in various industries.

He advises significant companies, focusing primarily on M&A, corporate governance, executive compensation, and general corporate counseling. Mohamed has been involved in 35 transactions that each had a value in excess of $100 million over 70 proxy related to complex commercial litigations.

He has vast experience by representing the boards public companies. He has experience with M&A involving an array of industries, including telecom, energy, manufacturing, retailing, and automotive sectors. Throughout his career, Mohamed has represented companies, executives, and professionals in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical devices, automotive, financial services, power generators, industrial materials, environmental services, telecommunication and defense procurement.

Additionally, he assists in anti-bribery matters and helps set up internal compliance models preventing corruption, money laundering and corporate crimes, He also advises on public law, including export control law and public procurement law.

 

Education & Professional Membership

  • Law Degree Faculty of Law Egypt
  • Association of Arbitration lawyers.
  • Member of the law bar in Egypt
  • Member if the International Law Bar.
  • Member of the Intellectual Property association
  • Member of the human rights comity
  • Member of Jurislex International Network for the legal industry.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Representing in arbitration disputes before Qatar Chamber, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). within various industries including automotive, real estate, construction and infrastructure industry.
  • Lead a team of lawyers which represented in one of the biggest Insurance Case in the GCC
  • Represented in major construction case worth over $169 million in dispute between German and Qatari Company.
  • Represented in over $159 million worth investment dispute between Governmental entities for a mega construction project..
  • Advising on high profile banking legal matters including loans, financing project and investments agreements for construction, real estate and infrastructure joint ventures.
  • Advising on all aspects, risk, advantages, coverage of insurance of property, capital and businesses of joint venture.
  • Advising on merger and acquisition, due diligence project, corporate restructuring, etc.
  • Represented in $64 million worth dispute between worldwide eminent automotive and technology companies.
  • Advised multimillion investment and property acquiring agreement.
  • Advised foreign investor on incorporation of real estate company in Egypt, which included multi million loan agreement with the foreign bank.
  • Advised on financial agreement which included one of the biggest companies in construction sector in Egypt.
  • Advised on merger of companies of net worth more than $85 million in retail sector in Dubai.
  • Advised on multimillion investment in truism sector in Dubai which included globally recognized hotel chain.
  • Representing major international and local banks, governmental and non-governmental institutions.
  • Advised on project financing in relation to major Oil and Gas development project in Qatar.
  • Advised on issuance of bonds by one of the leading local banks.

 

LANGUAGES:

  • Arabic (Mother tongue)
  • English (Full professional proficiency)

 


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Abu-Dhabi

Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Address : Corniche Road - Abu Dhabi - UAE
Level 36, Etihad Towers 3,
P. O. Box 28686
Abu Dhabi - UAE

Tel: +971 2 409 3021
Fax: +971 2 409 3021
Email: 
Zyf.wszyr@wx-oh.xln

About

D&C Legal Services in Abu-Dhabi is licensed by the Ras Al-Khaimah Economic Zone Authority under License Number /4025622/. D&C Legal Services Abu-Dhabi office serves clients in the GCC, Middle East and around the world. 

Lawyers in our Abu-Dhabi office provide international legal advice to clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and capital markets.  Other areas of involvement include project finance, bank finance, fund formation, international arbitration and anti-corruption compliance, Incorporation and Foreign Investment, International Trade and Customs, Maritime law, Insurance & Reinsurance, Tax Law, Labor Law, Franchise and Licensing, Corporate, Arbitration, Intellectual Property and Real estate.

We advise our clients and institutions and leading international companies on their acquisitions, disposals and financings, and represent them during arbitration proceedings. We have experience in state-related mandates including privatizations and restructurings.

Our Abu-Dhabi Office has been recognized as leader in the field of Intellectual property and our team advises clients in clearing, obtaining, licensing and assigning IP; performing due diligence with respect to IP rights involved in merger and acquisition transactions; and litigating matters. Our team handle and manage the portfolio of some of the biggest international company in this field who own more than 80,000 different trademarks.

Our hard working has been recognized as a leading intellectual property law firm in, and our office has been honored with the best Award of the intellectual property law firm by the Jurislex intentional global network for legal service.

Our lawyers in Abu-Dhabi work as integrated members of D&C Legal Services’ worldwide network, collaborating closely with lawyers in D&C Legal Services’ other offices to serve Firm clients whose headquarters are located outside Abu-Dhabi.

Our Abu-Dhabi attorneys not only are dedicated to the service our International clients, but also devote time to important local social issues and cultural organizations.

The office is actively involved in supporting encourages and sponsors the arts by setting aside a set percentage of its profits to help fund artistic initiatives, as well our lawyers are strongly active in supporting nay matter that involved any human rights.


Experience

  • Major private equity investment in the filed of information technology companies.
  • Largest mixed used project financing in the GCC for the value of 1.2 billion US$.
  • Representing one of the major insurance disputes in the GCC.
  • Managing the immigration portfolio of one of the leading international company in the information technology field.
  • Advising international clients on corporat and commercial matters including matters restructuring risks, growth and exit strategies, private equity, commercial and negotiation strategies.
  • Reviewing, amendment and drafting and negotiation all kind of corporate agreements including without being limited to rental agreements, tenants’ cases, insurance claims, finance agreement, franchise agreement, agency and distribution agreement…).
  • International arbitration case in front of the International Chamber of Commerce for one of the leading technology company, Representing the principal against the exclusive agent in the GCC.
  • Managing the trademark and Intellectual property portfolio of one of the leading of International company in the field of luxury brand.
  • Advising on a due diligence acquisition of a major international company in the field of automotive industries.
  • DIFCC Arbitrations for a leading international company in the field of hotel business.
  • Represent one of the leading hotels in the world in a major corporate acquisition.
  • Major arbitration between the principal and the Agent in the automotive business, Arbitration acquisition to ICC rules.
  • Representing a leading UK company in their debt collection portfolio over the GCC region.



Contact

Mohamed Refaat:

Partner

D&C Legal Services

Tel : + 974 4452 8399

E-mail: nlsznvw.ivuzzg@wx-oh.xln

PROFILE:

Mr. Mohamed Refaat is an Attorney at Law and he is partner at D&C Legal Services, He is specialized for providing legal services for business entities, having significant experience in advising multimillion transactions, investment projects, representing global companies and representing in high profile arbitral cases.

Mr. Mohamed Refaat’s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation and international arbitration with emphasis on highly technical, multiparty business disputes, corporate governance, financial services, bilateral investment treaty claims, insurance coverage and fiduciary responsibilities.

Mr. Mohamed has gained the Global Expert Award as one of the best Commercial litigation lawyers, He was also been nominated by Jurislex Global network as one of the best lawyers for complex commercial Litigation.

Mr. Mohamed Is an  extremely experienced and strategic practitioner who is particularly admired for his thorough and detailed approach and his ability to see all the aspects and make sure that all the bases are covered. Mr. Mohamed known as a client-focused lawyer, who is highly knowledgeable and commercially minded.

Mohamed has experience in acting for banks, large mining entities, in the sectors of Gaz and Oil, receivers and managers, administrators, liquidators, deed administrators, and corporations engaged in various industries.

He advises significant companies, focusing primarily on M&A, corporate governance, executive compensation, and general corporate counseling. Mohamed has been involved in 35 transactions that each had a value in excess of $100 million over 70 proxy related to complex commercial litigations.

He has vast experience by representing the boards public companies. He has experience with M&A involving an array of industries, including telecom, energy, manufacturing, retailing, and automotive sectors. Throughout his career, Mohamed has represented companies, executives, and professionals in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical devices, automotive, financial services, power generators, industrial materials, environmental services, telecommunication and defense procurement.

Additionally, he assists in anti-bribery matters and helps set up internal compliance models preventing corruption, money laundering and corporate crimes, He also advises on public law, including export control law and public procurement law.

 

Education & Professional Membership

  • Law Degree Faculty of Law Egypt
  • Association of Arbitration lawyers.
  • Member of the law bar in Egypt
  • Member if the International Law Bar.
  • Member of the Intellectual Property association
  • Member of the human rights comity
  • Member of Jurislex International Network for the legal industry.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Representing in arbitration disputes before Qatar Chamber, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). within various industries including automotive, real estate, construction and infrastructure industry.
  • Lead a team of lawyers which represented in one of the biggest Insurance Case in the GCC
  • Represented in major construction case worth over $169 million in dispute between German and Qatari Company.
  • Represented in over $159 million worth investment dispute between Governmental entities for a mega construction project..
  • Advising on high profile banking legal matters including loans, financing project and investments agreements for construction, real estate and infrastructure joint ventures.
  • Advising on all aspects, risk, advantages, coverage of insurance of property, capital and businesses of joint venture.
  • Advising on merger and acquisition, due diligence project, corporate restructuring, etc.
  • Represented in $64 million worth dispute between worldwide eminent automotive and technology companies.
  • Advised multimillion investment and property acquiring agreement.
  • Advised foreign investor on incorporation of real estate company in Egypt, which included multi million loan agreement with the foreign bank.
  • Advised on financial agreement which included one of the biggest companies in construction sector in Egypt.
  • Advised on merger of companies of net worth more than $85 million in retail sector in Dubai.
  • Advised on multimillion investment in truism sector in Dubai which included globally recognized hotel chain.
  • Representing major international and local banks, governmental and non-governmental institutions.
  • Advised on project financing in relation to major Oil and Gas development project in Qatar.
  • Advised on issuance of bonds by one of the leading local banks.

 

LANGUAGES:

  • Arabic (Mother tongue)
  • English (Full professional proficiency)

 


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Algeria

About

D&C Legal Services operate through a variety of associate offices and local partners in Algeria, each with a team of highly professional, qualified lawyers who specialize in specific areas of law and actively serve in his jurisdiction. Through this arrangement, we combine our international experience and the local knowledge of our partners to deliver our clients premium quality service.

D&C Legal Services concentrate their transactional work in Algeria on cross-border M&A, international transactions, and international arbitration, giving special emphasis to intellectual property, copyrights, trademark registration, trade names, well-known trademarks, industrial design, patents, assignment and transfer agreements, franchises, trademark searches, and IP infringement.

We focus on intellectual property practice and protect the ideas, technology, products, and brands of our clients. From market leaders to dynamic startups, we help clients protect their market position and maximize their intellectual property.

D&C Legal Services provide close supervision and quality control systems, bringing our long years of expertise to bear in a wide range of industry sectors, including but not limited to: retail, hospitality, telecommunication, media, medical and healthcare, real estate, aviation, corporate, automotive, and luxury brands.

In partnering with clients and learning their businesses, we offer innovative, cost-effective patents and intellectual property strategies and solutions that achieve business objectives.

As veterans on the regional stage, we only select the most reliable local partners and lawyers through a rigorous vetting system. We consistently choose the right partners for the right cases, ensuring the legal help best suited to your needs.

Our local representatives are deeply committed to Algeria’s social and cultural concerns by actively promoting art and defending human rights through our global, pro-bono program and our social corporate responsibility plan.

From individuals, to small businesses, to large multinational corporations, D&C has overseen a diverse array of cases and helped countless clients navigate Algerian law through its first-class roster of associates.

We offer quality representation in accord with the international best practices we have implemented throughout the region, making sure your rights are well protected.


Experience

  • Managed one of the biggest IP portfolios of an international company with over 100,000 trademarks
  • Regularly advising on trademark infringement, data protection, and privacy and interception concerns related to e-commerce
  • Advising leading online social and e-commerce platforms on protecting IP rights, trademarks and software
  • Advising one of the largest retail groups on their IP infringement rights
  • Managing all litigation in relation of the infringement of a most well-known luxury brand
    Representing global clients in a wide range of industries, successfully representing complex IP litigation, transactions, and counseling matters
  • Advising on major agency and distribution agreements for multinational companies, especially in the real estate, hotel, retail, insurance, and investment sectors
  • Advising on all IP legal issues, ranging from registration, renewal, opposition, cancelation, or counterfeiting cases, and acting on behalf of a leading international company who owns one of the largest trademark portfolios worldwide
  • Representing major clients in their intellectual property due diligence related to an international acquisition of a most well-known trademark
  • Negotiating, drafting, finalizing, and franchising a business for a well-known trademark

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Jordan

Amman – Jordan

Address :   Rafic Hariri Street, Abdali, Amman
2nd Floor, The Edgo Atrium,
Amman Jordan
Tel: +  962 6 5104212
Fax :+ 962 6 5104208
Email: Qliwzm@wx-oh.xln

About

D&C Legal Services work directly through various associate offices and local partners in Jordan, each specializing in a different area of law and offering a wide range of local experience in the market. Our clients benefit from our international standards and quality control systems, combined with the local experience of our partners, guaranteeing the best representation for our clients.

Our longstanding network of associates allows us to provide a full spectrum of international legal services, focusing especially on: international corporate arbitration, international transactions, global mobility, immigration law, and intellectual property law. We also handle copyrights, trademark registration, trade names, well-known trademarks, industrial design, patents, assignment and transfer agreements, franchising, trademark search, and IP infringement.

Our lawyers, with the assistance of our vast network of associates, can search, register, and prosecute trademarks, industrial designs, and patent throughout the world. We have substantial experience in complex litigation for all IP classes. In addition, we have a dedicated team that specializes in all immigration law and is able to manage any global mobility services, whether in Jordan or the Middle East and Mena region.

Under our close supervision and quality control system, our partners contribute their many years of expertise from a wide range of industry sectors, including: banking and finance, energy and mining, telecommunication, media, medical and healthcare, real estate, aviation, corporations, retail, hospitality, tourism, entertainment, and manufacturing.

Our team and associated offices are dedicated not only to the service our international clients, but also to important local social issues and cultural organizations. We are actively involved in supporting, encouraging, and sponsoring the arts by allocating a fixed percentage of our profits to fund artistic initiatives. Our team also provides support to any human rights case though our human rights program.

Our Jordan office is an integral part of our international practice and works closely with both our head office and international network of lawyers and associates, guaranteeing our clients the best combination of international, national, and local experience.

We have been recognized as a leading intellectual property law firm, and our office has been honored with the Best Award among intellectual property law firms by the Jurislex Intentional Global Network for Legal Services.


Experience

  • Managing, advising, and maintaining domestic, international, and well-known trademark portfolios for a global pharmaceutical company that owns over 80,000 trademarks
  • Regularly advising on trademark infringement, data protection, privacy, and interception issues related to e-commerce
  • Presenting complete investigations and risk assessments for a leading luxury brand pursuing an international acquisition
  • Working on a multimillion ICC arbitration case related to the automotive sector valued at 100 million USD
    Advising on the structure and incorporation of a multimillion-dollar joint venture related to the automotive industries valued at 80 million USD
  • Advising a well-known franchise business regarding its intellectual property assets
  • Advising and working on a multimillion IP due diligence in conjunction with the merger and acquisition of one of the biggest international retail groups
  • Advising international clients from a wide range of industries, successfully representing complex IP litigation, transaction, and counseling matters
  • Advising on the commercialization of IP assets for a well-known international company in relation to a major acquisition
  • Managing the global mobility portfolio of a pioneering international software company, advising the company and employee on immigration law
  • Managing all the contract of a pioneering international company, ensuring that all their contracts conform to local law and that their residence and visas in compliance with the law
  • Issuing and maintaining all business visas, residence visas, and family visas, and managing all global mobility services for a leading International company in the technology sector
  • Assisting global and international companies in obtaining necessary visa, work, and residence permits, as well advising on any other applicable visas concerns
  • Advising global companies on global mobility policies and procedures,  ensuring compliance with local law



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Kuwait

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Address : Thunayan Al-Ghanim Street, Kuwait City
Level 18, Salhia, Sahab Tower
Abu Dhabi - UAE

Tel: +965 2227 3701
Fax: +965 2227 3888
Email: 
Pfdzrg@wx-oh.xln

About

D&C Legal Services operate in Kuwait through various associate offices and local partners in the country, each of which contributes local knowledge to our international experience in order to guaranty our clients first-class legal representation.


Our longstanding network of associates allows us to provide the full spectrum of legal services nationwide, from incorporation and foreign investment to banking and finance, international trade and customs, maritime law, insurance and reinsurance, tax law, labor law, franchising and licensure, corporations, arbitration, and real estate, giving special emphasis to immigration and intellectual property laws.

In addition to the above-mentioned services, our team concentrates heavily on global mobility, immigration law, and intellectual property law. We also handle copyrights, trademark registration, trade names, well-known trademarks, industrial design, patents, assignment and transfer agreements, franchises, trademark searches, and IP infringement.

We also have a dedicated team that specializes in all immigration law and is able to provide any global mobility services, whether in Kuwait or the Middle East and Mena region.

Together with our close supervision and quality control system, our partners apply their many years of expertise to a wide range of industry sectors, including banking and finance, energy and mining, telecommunication, media, medical and healthcare, real estate, aviation, corporations, and manufacturing.

As veterans on the regional stage, we work through only the most reliable partners thanks to our rigorous vetting system. As a result, we consistently pair the right partners with the right cases, assigning legal help best suited to your needs. Our steadfast presence enables us to build strong working relationships in Kuwait among the private and public sectors, gaining insight into the inner workings of the country’s business environment, as well as the legal and regulatory system.

Our Office's strong commitment to clients equals our commitment to the community. We provide pro bono support and advice to major nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to serving people in two major sectors – human rights, and arts and innovation.

Our strong knowledge and international networking enables us to support our clients in Kuwait and to ensure quality and consistency throughout our service offerings.

We were recently named one of the region's “top 10 corporate and IP law firms” according to the Jurislex Global Award. With the support of our regional and global network, we ensure that our client always receive the best legal representation.


Experience

  • Advising a major, international company on a 150 million USD ICC arbitration concerning a joint venture agreement in the energy sector
  • Representing a leading electronics manufacturer in the completion of due diligence and the execution of an acquisition transaction
  • Representing a leading hotel brand in acquiring a 300 million USD hotel chain
  • Representing a leading hotel operator in relation to their operation agreement
  • Acting on behalf of the principal in a 100 million USD ICC arbitration case related to a breach of their master distribution agreement in the region
  • Managing, advising, and maintaining domestic, international, and well-known trademark portfolios for a leading, international retail company
  • Advising International clients in a wide range of industries, successfully representing complex IP litigation, transactions, and counseling matters
  • Advising on all IP legal issues, such as registration, renewal, opposition, cancelation, or counterfeiting cases, and acting on behalf of a leading international company who owns one of the largest trademarks portfolio worldwide
  • Closing the prosecution against the infringement of one of the most well-known luxury brands
    Managing the global mobility portfolio of a pioneering international software company and advising the company and employees on immigration law in Kuwait and the Middle East.
  • Issuing and maintain all business visas, residence visas, and family visas, while also managing the global mobility service for a leading International company in the technology industry, having a portfolio of more than 1,000 consultants per year
  • Assisting global and international companies in obtaining necessary visas, and work and residence permits, as well as advising on a variety of other applicable visa matters


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Morocco

Casablanca - Morocco

Address :  Angle Boulevards Zerktouni et Al Massira
Twin Center, 16 & 17ème étage
P.O Box 20100
Casablanca - Morocco
Tel: +212  229 584 84
Email: Nlilxxl@wx-oh.xln

About

D&C Legal Services operate through a variety of associates offices and local partners in Morocco, enabling us to add to our international experience the local expertise that our local associates and partners in the country provide.

Our office guides international clients in their investments and operations in Morocco and throughout the region. Our office also provides legal counsel to a broad range of clients based in Morocco and the Middle East. We serve clients in diverse industries, such as: banking and finance, investment management, biotechnology and FinTech, media, consumer goods, renewable energy, oil and gas, petrochemicals, agribusiness, and construction and engineering.

In Morocco, we focus on intellectual property practices and protect the ideas, technology, products, and brands of our clients. From dynamic startups to market leaders, we help clients protect their market position and maximize their intellectual property.

Our office concentrates a large part of its practice to advising clients on how to best protect their intellectual property. We also advise clients on infringement of intellectual property. In addition, we help them acquire intellectual property from third parties, including necessary due diligence, patent portfolio evaluation, and IP valuation.

In addition to the above-mentioned services, our IP services also include: copyrights, trademark registrations, trade names, well-known trademarks, industrial design, patents, assignment and transfer agreements, franchises, trademark searches, and IP infringement.

Our partners in Morocco work as integrated members of the D&C Legal Services worldwide network, collaborating closely with lawyers in our other offices to serve clients with headquarters outside Morocco.

When necessary, our global network enables us to draw on the firm’s international resources, sophistication, and comprehensive skills to mobilize or advise on any specific or niche concern.

The quality of our work is reflected in the number of domestic companies, multinational corporations, and financial institutions that seek our advice on high-profile transactions, such as a leading international retail group that owns more than 100,000 trademarks worldwide, or one of the biggest pharmaceutical groups, both of which seeks our advice protecting their trademarks and IP rights, locally and abroad.

Our Moroccan team recently receive the best “IP certificate of excellence” from the Jurislex Global Organization for Legal Services.


Experience

  • Handling trademark searches, registration, infringement, and prosecution for iconic, well-known brands
  • Managing one of the largest IP portfolios of an international company, and regularly searching, filing, or prosecuting some of the most iconic brands
  • Acting on a 60 million USD ICC arbitration case in conjunction with a telecommunication dispute
  • Representing a prestigious brand in an ICC arbitration case regarding the breach of their IP rights
  • Managing a high volume of trademark searches and clearances of a global scope and working closely with some of the most luxurious, well-known brands worldwide.
  • Acting for a global technology business, helping them formulate and execute their commercialization strategy for their patented technology in the tech field
  • Advising a well-known international company in relation to agency and distribution agreements, and marketing arrangements, all of which feature complex intellectual property concerns that require a high level of expertise to ensure the protection of their brand
  • Advising a well-known global company about their trademark portfolio, especially regarding their valuable trademark used in conjunction with their core business that is being distributed or manufactured in Morocco
    Acting for major French and Swiss companies, advising them against wholesalers, warehouses, importers, and manufacturers, resulting in the seizure of counterfeit cosmetics and raw materials valued at over 9 million USD.
    Advising on major agency and distribution agreements for multinational companies, especially in the real estate, hotel, retail, insurance, and investment sectors, ensuring the protection of their intellectual property rights
  • Assisting an international retail company with over 3,000 luxury brands worldwide to defend them against trade dress, industrial design, and intellectual property claims
  • Advising on all IP legal issues, whether registration, renewal, opposition, cancelation, or counterfeiting cases, and acting on behalf of a leading international company who owns one of the largest trademark portfolios worldwide


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Tripoli

Address : Boulevard Street - Tripoli
Level 6 – Al- Hala Center Bldg.
P.O. Box: 002 Palais De Justice
Tripoli - Lebanon

Tel: +961 1 957586
Fax: +961 1 957750
Email: 
ovyzmlm@wx-oh.xln

About

D&C Legal Services in Tripoli is licensed by Law bar of Tripoli and registered under the license Nb. 001, originally the Firm has been established under the name Youssef Deeb Office.

D&C Legal Services has been providing Legal service to Clients for more than55 years. We are proud to work with a diverse range of clients representing both the public and private sector in the region.  Over the years we have advised, and continue to support, government, government-owned entities, local, regional and international companies, banks and financial institutions along with both international and regional law firms.

D&C Legal Services renders a comprehensive array of legal services either to governmental entities or multinational and national companies. We provide a wide range of legal services in many fields, such as: Incorporation and Foreign Investment, Banking and Finance, International Trade and Customs, Maritime law, Insurance & Reinsurance, Tax Law, Labor Law, Franchise and Licensing, Corporate, Arbitration, Intellectual Property and Real estate.

Our core strength is our people and the diversity of their experience and local knowledge. Our reputation for excellence and regional experience extends beyond our network. But more importantly, our strength comes from our client’s trust that we will give them the quality of service that they deserve. It's our business to find creative and commercial legal solutions whilst focusing on making the law work for you.

Our extensive experience in law domain and our full understanding of the Lebanon market puts us in the best position to advise our client for the appropriate form of their business and to provide them with the premium solution to eliminate any legal obstacle. We work through a highly professional and qualified team of lawyers and attorneys who are specialized in different fields of law. They can work in several languages which allows us to communicate easily with national and international clients.


Experience

By way of a summary, it is worth mentioning that lawyers in our Tripoli office have advised on some of the largest and most prestigious projects in Lebanon, and below is an example which has been listed as an example without being limited to:

  • extensive experience in Real Estate Law, including representation in Mega Construction litigation in major cases and before courts and Arbitration.
  • Represented in the case of the assassination of the Lebanese prime minister in front of the highest court of Lebanon.
  • Advised numerous major real estate cases, some of them worth more than $1Billion.
  • Advising on a complex, civil ad commercial real-estate dispute project of more than a 1 million Sqm matter and a value of more than 800 Million US$.
  • Advising clients on corporate matters including matters of structures and governance, risks, growth and exit strategies, private equity, commercial negotiation strategies and commercialization strategies.
  • Advising on the acquisition of one of the leading companies in the hotel business for over 1.1 billion.
  • Advising on a International ICC Arbitration case between a the Principal and the Distributor for the value of 300 Million US$.
  • Advising and due diligence on M&A project and IPO for a merge of 6 realest company for a value that has exceed it 3 billion US$.
  • Advised multimillion investment and property acquiring.
  • Advised foreign investor on incorporation of real estate company, which included multi million loan agreement with the foreign bank.
  • Representing clients in commercial agreements negotiation and drafting commercial agreements on clients’ behalf including various type of agreements such as lease, sales, acquisition, supply, distribution, service agreements, etc.
  • Representing clients in conflict resolution case before courts, governmental bodies, commercial arbitration courts and other institutions.

Contact

Youssef Deeb:

Maitre Youssef Deeb

Partner & Founder

D&C Legal Services

Tel : +961 6 409 305

Tel : +974 4452 8399

Tel: +961 1 957586

E-mail : blfhhvu.wvvy@wx-Oh.xln

PROFILE:

Mr. Youssef Deeb has nearly 55 years of experience as a practicing attorney, and corporate advisor. He counsels and represents regulated entities, public companies, boards, and individuals in all the Middle east and Meena region, and state investigations and examinations, corporate governance, compliance matters, and advised on drafting new laws and regulations.

He is founder of Youssef Deeb Law Firm and later D&C Legal Services, one of the most recognized international law firms in the Middle East countries. He has decades of experience in Real Estate, Corporate, Business, Commercial, M&A and IP Law. He represented international clients in high-profile litigation and arbitration cases, real estate transaction, banking, finance legal matters and investment issues, etc.

He has gained a vast experience that covers a broad range of industries, including technology, energy and energy services, manufacturing, and consumer/beverage products.

He has represented many industry leaders in successful transactions, including M&A, advising on construction arbitration that exceed it the 100 million dollars and bank finance matter that exceed it the 4.9 Billion US$.

He is frequently invited to speak at conferences on various aspects of law and has authored several articles that has been published in many international legal Journal.

He has Founded D&C Legal Services that has been reliably recognized in various legal guides as one of the leading intentional law firm in the Middle east and the GGC region and has gain the Jurislex Best Award as one of the leading corporate and commercial Lawyer.

He has been elected for several time to be member of the Lebanese Law Bar and represented Lebanon in the Arab lawyer association.

Mr. Deeb also represented in the Litigation case of the assassination of Lebanese prime minister in front of the highest Lebanese court.

Education & Professional Membership 

  • Bachelor and master’s degree in law in 1962
  • Lebanese University – Faculty of Law
  • Lebanon Law Bar
  • International Bar association.
  • International Trademark Association
  • Member of the law draft and review comity of the law bar.
  • Human rights Committee, Lebanon
  • International Union of Lawyers, worldwide organization
  • Member of the international Franchise lawyer association.
  • Member of Jurislex exclusive Network and recognized as one of the leading corporate and commercial lawyers.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Representing before courts in corporate and international commercial litigation, arbitration tribunals and public authorities and in the mediation proceedings including courts and arbitration cases before Lebanon and Qatar Chamber of Commerce and International Chamber of Commerce, etc.).
  • Advice and representing in litigation, arbitration, and mediation proceedings related to trademarks, domain names, copyright, industrial designs and patents infringement for multinational brands and multinational clients.
  • Represented in the case of the assassination of the Lebanese prime minister in front of the highest court of Lebanon.
  • Advised on $250 million investment in hotel for worldwide hotel chain.
  • Advising one of the lading Kuwaiti group for a Mixed used and construction project of r over 600 Millions US$.
  • Advising on Arbitration case for one of the leading technology company for an amount of 300 Million US$
  • Advising on a ICC arbitration case for the breach of the agency agreement of one of the leading automotive company for 990 Million US$.
  • Advised finance agreement on behalf of real estate company with the bank for major construction project for over than 4.9 Billion US$
  • Represented in multi million worth investment dispute between real estate companies.
  • Advised establishment of joint venture company which part of global network of real estate companies.
  • Advised credit agreement with bank worth over $3.3 Billion.
  • Advised for years a gas and oil company from MENA region.
  • Establishing one of the best Joint venture in the sector of Gaz and Oil between two major companies in Oman and Qatar.
  • Establishing one of the leading joint venture in the power generator industry of the value of value of 320 Million US$.
  • Advising on the acquisition of one of the leading companies in the hotel business for over 1.1 billion.
  • Advised several major company acquisitions, each of which was multi-million worth.
  • Over more than 55 years Mr. Deeb has in his record thousands of prestigious cases and advises that vary in different field of law and related to many and various multinational clients.

 

LANGUAGES:

  • Arabic
  • French

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Beirut

Beirut –Lebanon

Address :Level 2, Suite 2029
Louis Vuitton bldg. Beirut Souks
Allenby str. Beirut , Lebanon
Tel : +961 1 957586
Fax: +961 1 957750
Email:  
ovyzmlm@wx-oh.xln

About

Our Beirut office is established and managed by Maitre Aurore Deeb licensed by the Beirut law bar under registration number 11926.

D&C Legal Services Beirut office serves clients in Beirut, Middle East and around the world.  Lawyers in our Beirut office provide international legal advice to clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and capital markets.  Other areas of involvement include project finance, bank finance, fund formation, international arbitration and anti-corruption compliance, Incorporation and Foreign Investment, International Trade and Customs, Maritime law, Insurance & Reinsurance, Tax Law, Labor Law, Franchise and Licensing, Corporate, Arbitration, Intellectual Property and Real estate.

Our lawyers have deep experience of legal issues affecting many industries, including automotive, chemicals, construction, consumer products, energy, fashion, financial services, health care, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications

The lawyers in our Lebanon office work in coordination across the firm’s platform to provide advice to clients in complex commercial civil and cross border transactions as corporate restructuring, and international commercial disputes and to assist national and international clients in establishing businesses throughout the Middle East, GCC, Meena region and Asia. The distinctive features of our legal services are combined with high partner involvement to make sure that all the services are provided with high international standard.

The Beirut Office's strong commitment to clients is equaled by our commitment to the community. We provide pro bono support and advice to major Lebanese non-profit organizations which are dedicated to serve humanity in two major sectors, anything related to Human right and any matter related to support Art and innovation.

Our core strength is our people and the diversity of their experience and local knowledge. Our reputation for excellence and regional experience extends beyond our network. But more importantly, our strength comes from our client’s trust that we will give them the quality of service that they deserve. It's our business to find creative and commercial legal solutions whilst focusing on making the law work for you.

Our Lebanon Office has gained the Jurislex Best Award and the Corporate INTL award as one of the best corporate law Firm, and was also been recognized by Jurislex Global network as the best practice Law firm in the field of Intellectual Property.


Experience

  • Managing the IP portfolio from registration, renewal, opposition, cancelation or counterfeiting case and acting on behalf of one of the leading international company who own more than 100, 000 Trademarks worldwide.
  • Assisting and representing international and regional clients on corporate and commercial matters including matters of structures and governance, risks, as well drafting, reviewing on any type of corporate agreement as of Franchise, agency, distribution, financing, labor, partnership or any other commercial agreement.
  • Advising and representing major insurance companies for an insurance claims and related civil cases that have exceed  200 Million US$.
  • Advising and due diligence on M&A project and IPO for a merge of different realest company for a value that has exceed it 1.1 billion US$
  • Advising on Real-estate investment fund in downtown Beirut for a value of 900 Million US$.
    Advising on arbitration of a leading Japanese company for a value of 200 Million US$ - Arbitration based on the ICC rules and Lebanese law.
  • Negotiation, and mediation for a major conflict with an international company in the field of Gas and oil.
  • Reviewing all the agreement and managing the restructuring of one of the leading retailer group in Lebanon and the Meena region.
  • Advising on a complex, commercial real-estate dispute project and representing an international company against their main representative in the region.
  • Due diligence and advising on the acquisition of one of the well known company for a value of 350 Million US $
  • Establishing one of the leading joint Venture in the region related to many Luxury brands for a value that has been evaluated for 160 Million US$.
  • Representing Startup as well international companies and advise them on  heir day to day business and arranging for all their corporate and commercial transactions.


Contact

Ms. Aurore Deeb:

Senior Associate

D&C Legal Services

Tel: + 974 4452 8399

Tel : +961 1 957 586
Mob : +961 3 908958
Mob:: +974 7471 7478

E-mail: aurore.deeb@dc-ls.com

PROFILE:

Mrs. Aurore Deeb is an Attorney at Law from Qatar and she is Senior Associate at D&C Legal Services. She is specialized for representing clients before arbitration tribunal and courts, drafting commercial agreements and corporate documents and agreement.

Aurore has a vast experience in advising clients across all aspects of commercia, companies and Intellectual Property law. 

Aurore has defended clients involved in the franchise, hotels hospitality, automotive components, foreign exchange, Retails and mega construction project. She has also advised clients involved in the energy and ecommerce sector as well as the banking, corporate banking, and pharmacy law.

Ms. Aurore is highly recommended for her ability to see to the core of a problem and explain issues simply; She continues to be endorsed by clients for qualities such as being very calm to deal with, being clear in how she expresses herself and doing so in a practical and accessible way.

She is known for assisting clients with all phases of the transaction lifecycle, ranging from strategic planning to structuring and negotiating complex arrangements, including advising on service performance, governance, pricing strategies, and compliance issues.

Ms. Aurore has extensive experience with IP transactional and advisory for cross border jurisdictions matters, including Intellectual property, patent sales, licensing/revenue share, portfolio management, and IP diligence in corporate transactions.

She advises regularly on brand protection, trademark application, prosecutions and registration, name clearance and IP acquisitions. She has extensive experience in commercial IP matters and has been involved in several contentious IP matters.

Her work often includes defending international companies in civil and criminal investigations. Outside of her trial work, Ms. Deeb represents clients in connection with investigations before government regulatory bodies, and regularly counsels clients regarding antitrust regulatory, and due-diligence  in their mergers and acquisitions.

Aurore has gained the Jurislex Best Award and the Corporate INTL award as one of the best corporate lawyers, and she was also been recognized by Jurislex Global network as Key Individual and the best practice Lawyer for Intellectual Property.

Education & Professional Membership

  • Master 2 In Law - Lebanese University Francophone Branch - Faculty of Law and Political Science.
  • Member of the law bar in Lebanon.
  • Member if the International Law Bar
  • Member of the Intellectual Property association
  • Member of the International Union of lawyers, worldwide organization.
  • Member of the international Franchise lawyer association.
  • Association of Arbitration lawyer.
  • Member of the human rights comity
  • Member of Jurislex International Network for the legal industry.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Advising on corporate legal matters such incorporation of companies and joint ventures, corporate financing and investment issues, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence projects, bankruptcy proceedings, shareholders agreements, etc., throughout the MENA region.
  • Representing clients before court in litigation proceedings and before arbitration tribunal in arbitration proceedings. Representing clients before governmental bodies.
  • Representing client before court in multimillion commercial litigation in Qatar.
  • Managing the full IP portfolio of one of the biggest international retails (more than 50 thousand trademark).
  • Advising and managing the due-diligence of one of the biggest acquisition in the telecommunication sector for the value of 1 billions US$.
  • Advising on a major joint venture between 3 companies into 3 different jurisdictions in the Automotive and the power generator industries.
  • Advising real estate company on finance agreement with the bank to secure finances for major construction project in.
  • Advising on major agency and distribution agreements for multinational company in the automotive sector.
  • Advising as a member of due diligence team one of the biggest technology companies.
  • Handling and advising on Arbitration Case in front of the DIFCC Dubai for 180 Million US$
  • Advising on a hotel acquisition for the value of 900 Million US$
  • Advising and assisting in all the process of the joint venture form the negotiation to the due diligence and the execution of a joint venture between two international companies in the automotive sectors.
  • Advising on a InternationalICC Arbitration case between a the Principal and the Distributor for the value of 300 Million US$.
  • Advising the borrower on a finance agreement of 3.9 billion for the development of a mega construction and mixed used project.
  • Advising on ICC arbitration in relation to a finance agreement of 1.3 Billion US $.
  • Attended hearing in multi million commercial litigation on client’s behalf part of legal team;
  • Participated in merger and acquisition project in transportation sector.
  • Represented client in administrative proceeding in major tax case.

     

    LANGUAGES:

  • Arabic (Mother tongue)
  • English (Full professional proficiency)
  • French (Full professional proficiency)
  • Spanish (Full professional proficiency)

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Dubai

Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Address : Sheikh Zayed Road - Dubai
Level 41 – Emirates Tower
P.O. Box: 31303
Dubai - UAE

Tel: +971 4 313 2952
Fax: +971 4 313 2952
Email: 
Wfyzr@wx-oh.xln

About

D&C Legal Services in Dubai is licensed by the Ras Al-Khaimah Economic Zone Authority under License Number /4025622/, our firm has handled thousands of cases and legal consultation in many legal fields throughout GCC, the Middle East and Asia.

Our clients include many of the world’s leading businesses. They rely on us for superior service, market-leading expertise and commercial counsel on their most important and challenging matters.

Collaboration is a core value within our culture. It means that we work as a team to look at our clients' needs from their perspective and offer innovative solutions that are not tied to a particular office, practice area or attorney, therefore our lawyers in Dubai work as integrated members of D&C Legal Services’ worldwide network, collaborating closely with lawyers in D&C Legal Services’ other offices to serve Firm clients whose headquarters are located outside Dubai.

Lawyers in our Dubai Office work closely with M&A, antitrust and competition, , employment, real estate, capital markets, private equity, and restructuring to provide the range of legal services our clients may need. In addition D&C Legal Services provide a wide range of legal services in many fields, such as: Incorporation and Foreign Investment, Banking and Finance, International Trade and Customs, Maritime law, Insurance & Reinsurance, Tax Law, Labor Law, Franchise and Licensing, Corporate, and Arbitration.

Our Dubai office also has a leading intellectual property practice that can assist clients with trademark registrations; IP infringement actions; and IP counseling, licensing. As intellectual disputes span jurisdictions, our IP team in Dubai works closely with our counterparts in other offices to field an integrated team to seamlessly litigate IP disputes in other jurisdictions. We serve many of the largest international client.

Our Dubai office is regularly recognized as a leading law firm in Dubai, including being honored with the best Dubai intellectual property law firm by the Jurislex intentional global network for legal service.

Our clients also have seamless access to the Firm’s substantial legal resources in our fully-integrated global network in offices across all the Middle East.

With being recognize by some of the best legal directories, our Dubai lawyers are between the best providing clients with access to market-leading dispute resolution, projects and transactional legal advice.

Dubai Office strongly encourage all our professionals to participate in pro bono and other public service activities. Dubai lawyers are involved in a wide variety of matters ranging from human right to support culture art and innovation artiste on a pro-bono basis. Our effort in this area has been recognized by Jurislex Global network with their 2019 certificate of reorganization.


Experience

  • High-profile litigation stemming from a major acquisition in relation of the hospitality industries.
  • Construction dispute with global and major impact significance
  • One of the Largest industrial bankruptcy of an international construction company.
    Major insurance and reinsurance Litigation in relation of the one of the biggest fires Incendies happen in the GCC.
  • Managing one of the biggest IP portfolios of an international company who owned more that 80,000 Trademarks.
  • Financing acquisition of one of the largest companies in the hospitality industry.
  • Managing the immigration portfolio of one of the leading international company in the information technology field.
  • International arbitration case in front of the International Chamber of Commerce for one of the leading Gaz and Oil company for 700 million US$ .
  • Advising clients on corporate matters including matters of structures and governance, risks, growth and exit strategies, private equity, commercial negotiation strategies and commercialization strategies.
  • Advising on Corporate matter (joint Venture & franchise agreements) related to many Luxury retailed and international principal and agencies for the value of 90 Million US$).
  • Advising on Major agency and distribution agreements for Multinational companies especially in the sector of real estate, hotels, retail, insurance, investment…).
  • Advising on a major M&A project and IPO for a merge of leading realest company in the field of hospitality and retails industries.



Contact

Mohamed Refaat:

Partner

D&C Legal Services

Tel : + 974 4452 8399

E-mail: nlsznvw.ivuzzg@wx-oh.xln

PROFILE:

Mr. Mohamed Refaat is an Attorney at Law and he is partner at D&C Legal Services, He is specialized for providing legal services for business entities, having significant experience in advising multimillion transactions, investment projects, representing global companies and representing in high profile arbitral cases.

Mr. Mohamed Refaat’s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation and international arbitration with emphasis on highly technical, multiparty business disputes, corporate governance, financial services, bilateral investment treaty claims, insurance coverage and fiduciary responsibilities.

Mr. Mohamed has gained the Global Expert Award as one of the best Commercial litigation lawyers, He was also been nominated by Jurislex Global network as one of the best lawyers for complex commercial Litigation.

Mr. Mohamed Is an  extremely experienced and strategic practitioner who is particularly admired for his thorough and detailed approach and his ability to see all the aspects and make sure that all the bases are covered. Mr. Mohamed known as a client-focused lawyer, who is highly knowledgeable and commercially minded.

Mohamed has experience in acting for banks, large mining entities, in the sectors of Gaz and Oil, receivers and managers, administrators, liquidators, deed administrators, and corporations engaged in various industries.

He advises significant companies, focusing primarily on M&A, corporate governance, executive compensation, and general corporate counseling. Mohamed has been involved in 35 transactions that each had a value in excess of $100 million over 70 proxy related to complex commercial litigations.

He has vast experience by representing the boards public companies. He has experience with M&A involving an array of industries, including telecom, energy, manufacturing, retailing, and automotive sectors. Throughout his career, Mohamed has represented companies, executives, and professionals in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical devices, automotive, financial services, power generators, industrial materials, environmental services, telecommunication and defense procurement.

Additionally, he assists in anti-bribery matters and helps set up internal compliance models preventing corruption, money laundering and corporate crimes, He also advises on public law, including export control law and public procurement law.

 

Education & Professional Membership

  • Law Degree Faculty of Law Egypt
  • Association of Arbitration lawyers.
  • Member of the law bar in Egypt
  • Member if the International Law Bar.
  • Member of the Intellectual Property association
  • Member of the human rights comity
  • Member of Jurislex International Network for the legal industry.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Representing in arbitration disputes before Qatar Chamber, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). within various industries including automotive, real estate, construction and infrastructure industry.
  • Lead a team of lawyers which represented in one of the biggest Insurance Case in the GCC
  • Represented in major construction case worth over $169 million in dispute between German and Qatari Company.
  • Represented in over $159 million worth investment dispute between Governmental entities for a mega construction project..
  • Advising on high profile banking legal matters including loans, financing project and investments agreements for construction, real estate and infrastructure joint ventures.
  • Advising on all aspects, risk, advantages, coverage of insurance of property, capital and businesses of joint venture.
  • Advising on merger and acquisition, due diligence project, corporate restructuring, etc.
  • Represented in $64 million worth dispute between worldwide eminent automotive and technology companies.
  • Advised multimillion investment and property acquiring agreement.
  • Advised foreign investor on incorporation of real estate company in Egypt, which included multi million loan agreement with the foreign bank.
  • Advised on financial agreement which included one of the biggest companies in construction sector in Egypt.
  • Advised on merger of companies of net worth more than $85 million in retail sector in Dubai.
  • Advised on multimillion investment in truism sector in Dubai which included globally recognized hotel chain.
  • Representing major international and local banks, governmental and non-governmental institutions.
  • Advised on project financing in relation to major Oil and Gas development project in Qatar.
  • Advised on issuance of bonds by one of the leading local banks.

 

LANGUAGES:

  • Arabic (Mother tongue)
  • English (Full professional proficiency)

 


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Oman

About

D&C Legal Services operate directly through various associate offices and local partners in Oman, each specializing in a different area of law with a wide range of local market experience

This coordination of our international experience and the local experience of our associate and partner offices ensures that our clients receive the best legal representation.

We have the commitment and experience necessary to support clients well, working hard and dedicating ourselves to helping clients achieve their business goals and find creative solutions to any complex legal challenge with ultimate success.

We offer a wide range of legal services, including international arbitration and cross border transactions, with a particular focus on global mobility services, immigration law, and intellectual property. This work covers copyrights, trademark registration, trade names, well-known trademarks, industrial design, patents, assignment and transfer agreements, franchises, trademark searches, and IP infringement.

Our dedicated focus on intellectual property and immigration law has been recognized by a leading association, and we have been awarded the best IP firm award by a global expert association.

Our partners in Oman work as integrated team members of our worldwide network, collaborating closely with lawyers our other offices to serve our clients with headquarters outside Oman.

When necessary, our global network enables us to draw on our international resources, sophistication, and comprehensive skills to mobilize or advise on any specific or niche concern.

Our offices and lawyers are committed to our community, involving ourselves in human rights law through key legal services organizations. Furthermore, they have signed a global partnership agreement with the Jurislex Global Network for Legal Services.


Experience

  • Arbitrating for a 45 million USD ICC arbitration in the construction industry
  • Advising on ICC arbitration for a value of 132 million USD in relation to the hotel, resort, and tourism industries
    Restructuring and advising a leading joint venture in the energy, gas, and oil field for a value of 240 million USD
  • Consistently advising on intellectual property cases, such as: infringement of trade names, logos, domain name disputes, counterfeiting, unfair competition, and trade dress, as well as the breach of contract claims involving luxury and well-known brands
  • Managing a large portfolio of trademark registrations and infringement litigation
  • Advising on complex IP subsistence and ownership issues related to a well-known trademark in the hotel industry
  • Advising leading online platform, and accounting and management software platforms, on registering their software, securing a trademark, and representing the client against third party infringement
  • Managing the global mobility portfolio of a pioneering international software company, advising the company and employees on the immigration law both in Oman and the Middle East
  • Helping global and international companies obtain necessary visas, and work and residence permits, as well advising on any other applicable visa concerns in Oman, as well in all GCC countries
  • Advising and assisting regularly on matters of global mobility concern and immigration law

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The State Of Qatar
West Bay Doha
Commercial Bank Plaza Tower 
Floor 15
P.O.Box: 27111
Doha - Qatar
Tel : +974 4452 8399
Fax: +974 4452 8373
E-mail:  rmul@wx-oh.xln

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