What we do

Our practice areas

Experienced Lawyers ,Tailored Approach.

In partnership with Hammad & Mehdar, a leading law firm in the region, SME law is where law and business meet. 

Designed to bring you a suit of professional and specialized legal services that will help flourish your business every step of the journey. We can assist you with the most pressing issues that start-ups face, including:

  • What corporate structure works best for the business;
  • What terms should I be looking for when negotiating a venture investment; and
  • How to protect the business intellectual property.

SME Law will be there every step of the way. 

Why Us?

Our years of experience and understanding of the regional market gives us a deeper understanding of the needs of your business and an ability to offer solutions to unique challenges. Unlike other law firms, we do not compromise quality in hopes of accumulating business. 

BUSINESS STRUCTURING & FORMATION

BUSINESS STRUCTURING & FORMATION

Whether it’s an angel or venture capital investment into an SME, or strategic corporate acquisition, or the merger of two SMEs, our M&A team brings unmatched experience to regional businesses, resulting in efficient, highly informed, and deal-appropriate proficiency in helping our clients graduate to the next phase. We manage the full spectrum of M&A activities, from structuring, to legal due diligence, transaction documentation, and completion.

Our team also brings a significant level of experience in structuring and forming joint ventures between two businesses to carry out a specific activity. Be it incorporated or un-incorporated joint ventures, we help venturing clients structure, document, and negotiate joint ventures with an eye towards sustainable long-term success through effectively addressing business risk points.

REGULATORY LICENSING

Formation is only the first step in setting up a business. Once a company is formed, it will need to open files at and obtain licenses from various government authorities applicable to its line of business. SME Law carries out this work efficiently; it advises the company on the files and licenses it needs to carryout its scope of activities, and opens or obtain such files and licenses for the client to it to carryout work without entangling its management team in tedious regulatory work.

Licensing
CORPORATE GOVERNANCES

CORPORATE GOVERNANCES & CONTROL

A well governed business is a lasting business. Once the SME is growing, it will need enable its decision makers, while making them accountable to the shareholders and management team. SME Law, in collaboration with client management, will create the distribution and review of authority and control matrix within the business in a manner that facilitates running the business with the appropriate management oversight and shareholder control.

The result of undertaking corporate governance work is producing a governance manual for the business that sets out the various signature and spending authorities across the entire organization, and the work policies the Company would like its employees to follow.

M&A AND JOINT VENTURES

Whether it’s an angel or venture capital investment into an SME, or strategic corporate acquisition, or the merger of two SMEs, our M&A team brings unmatched experience to regional businesses, resulting in efficient, highly informed, and deal-appropriate proficiency in helping our clients graduate
to the next phase. We manage the full spectrum of M&A activities, from structuring, to legal due diligence, transaction documentation, and completion.

Our team also brings a significant level of experience in structuring and forming joint ventures between two businesses to carry out a specific activity.

Be it incorporated or un-incorporated joint ventures, we help venturing clients structure, document, and negotiate joint ventures with an eye towards
sustainable long-term success through effectively addressing business risk points.

M&A AND JOINT VENTURES
INFORMATION,COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY

INFORMATION,COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY

One of our main strengths is our highly experienced Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) team, who are helping tech companies better navigate the legal landscape with confidence. Whether it is e-commerce platforms, mobile applications, or telecom service providers, or services websites, SME Law brings a wealth of experience in advising ICT companies on regulatory, contracting, and intellectual property protection matters.

Our services include trademark and patent protection, licensing, regulatory advisory, and development contract.

COMMERCIAL & GENERAL CONTRACTING

Commerce makes the GCC. Whether its agency, distribution, or franchise, our team stands ready to provide tailored commercial contracting solutions to our clients.

We also bring a wealth of contracting experience in aid of both employers and contractors that allows us to offer a market-driven view onto construction and development contracts, translating into realistic and executable contracts that provide for project completion in the GCC construction environment.

COMMERCIAL & GENERAL CONTRACTING
Finance Banking

BANKING & FINANCE

From project finance, to working capital loans, construction loans, letters of credit, and revolver facilities, our banking and finance team helps our clients review and negotiate the debt agreements that allows them to continue growing their companies.