Middle East Desk

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has long been considered a prosperous country.  Its open economy, high GDP per capita, special free trade zones and highly developed infrastructure make the UAE an attractive destination for companies across the globe.  While the country did suffer from the global financial crisis, most sectors have now recovered and the economy is once again growing.

We have represented Singapore consortiums in their acquisitions and joint ventures in the Middle East, including RSP Singapore. We have also acted for Middle Eastern corporations in their Singapore transactions in a wide range of sectors.  The Middle Eastern financial institutions that we have acted for include First Gulf Bank, Emirates Bank, Qatari Diar, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Al-Maskari Holdings.

Our Managing Director, Ms. Sharmila Gunasingham, was a founding member of the Middle East Expert Panel Singapore, formed by the trade body, International Enterprise, to develop links with the Middle East.  She has also been invited as a featured speaker at Singapore’s International Enterprise Forum focusing on the Middle East.