We are legal specialists with a strong reputation for being agile, nimble, passionate and fierce in our commitment to finding practical legal and commercial solutions for our clients. In practicing adaptive, innovative and cost-effective legal solutions we are able to produce offerings that are bespoke to each business whether it is a start-up, a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME), or, a multi-national corporation.
At Legal Circle, we provide local expertise and have a global footprint through our legal network to ensure we support our clients wherever they do business. We pride ourselves on finding the best solutions, efficiently, innovatively and reasonably for our clients.
At Legal Circle, we provide comprehensive legal support to investors and private clients, with a focus on corporate commercial, taxation, wealth and inheritance, real estate, banking, and finance law. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of our clients’ needs and a keen eye for detail, allowing us to offer customized solutions that safeguard investments and minimize risks.
With extensive experience across a range of industries, including real estate, healthcare, food and beverage, technology, and energy, we have a proven track record of delivering results to our clients. Whether you’re looking to grow your investment portfolio or need guidance on estate planning, we have the expertise and experience to help you achieve your goals.
The UAE is a thriving hub for technology startups and SMEs, attracted by the abundance of private funds and government programs available. However, with a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape in the tech, media, and telecom industries, it is essential to have a knowledgeable and reliable law firm by your side.
At Legal Circle, we understand the needs and challenges faced by startups and SMEs in the UAE and have designed our “Legal Circle Membership” to offer cost-effective legal solutions to support their growth and minimize risk. Our goal is to help our clients succeed in this dynamic market.
How do we help Startups!
- Incorporation: We assist startups with the process of incorporating their business in the UAE, including guidance on choosing the right type of legal structure and business license that is suitable for their operations. This can include incorporating operational entities and holding companies.
- Corporate Structuring: Our lawyers work with startups to set up their corporate structure in the most effective way possible, taking into consideration the founders’ and investors’ rights, as well as any potential liabilities or risks.
- Corporate Governance: Good corporate governance is essential for any business to operate effectively and efficiently. We advise startups on the best practices for corporate governance and help them draft appropriate policies and documentation.
- Compliance and Risk Advisory: Compliance with laws and regulations is crucial for startups, and we provide guidance on compliance with the relevant laws and regulations, as well as help mitigate any potential risks.
- Investor Agreements: When it comes to securing investment, having solid investor agreements in place is essential. We draft bespoke agreements that protect the interests of both the startups and their investors.
- Support through growth: As startups grow and expand their operations, we offer ongoing legal support to ensure that their business remains compliant with the relevant laws and regulations and that their interests are protected.
- Exit Planning: When it’s time for a startup to exit, we offer guidance on the best exit strategies, including mergers and acquisitions, IPO’s, and other options, to help the startups get the best outcome from their business.
By offering these services, we aim to be a one-stop-shop for startups in the UAE, providing them with the legal support they need to succeed, from incorporation to exit.
Our extensive experience working with Multinationals means that we understand the needs and requirements that Multinationals have in doing business in the UAE and GCC.
We are very aware of the relevant compliance and regulatory requirements and ensure that our advice is tailored to support the GM/CEO or MD who is responsible to make executive decisions on behalf of the company.
Our region- specific knowledge and team of experts with cross jurisdictional experience allows us to be one of the most trusted firms in the UAE and abroad. From set up to acquisitions, expansion or dissolution we have experienced it all.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
As a majority female law firm, we are passionate about supporting women in business and providing them with the right legal advice to support them to make informed decisions.
We have worked with women from all cultures, ages and disciplines and understand the needs of women who are often juggling entrepreneurship and family.
In a competitive business market, women who have the support of other women in professional capacities can grow and build exponentially successful businesses.
Legal Circle is committed to being part of that growth and it is one of our goals and mission to become UAE and GCC’s preferred law firm for Women in Business.
INTERNATIONAL FIRMS WITH CROSS JURISDICTIONAL CLIENTS
Our extensive knowledge and experience in both UAE and international laws enables us to provide accurate and region specific advice that is instrumental in meeting the needs of cross-jurisdictional clients.
We act in many cross-jurisdictional matters on behalf of international firms and lawyers of the highest standard. We support international law firms to understand the local nuances and find solutions for their clients to facilitate their business needs.
WE SUPPORT ALL YOUR CORPORATE REQUIREMENTS
We support legal counsel with the corporate secretarial work so that they have more time to focus on the high-level tasks.
We also advice in-house with the most up to date knowledge on the laws locally and regionally so they can make informed legal decisions. Every In-house legal needs the support of a reliable and trusted law firm who can be an extension of their team.
We support with; Licensing Issues, Corporate Set ups; Drafting Corporate Resolutions and Agreements, Attestation and Notarization, Share transfers and much more.
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In order to navigate the startup world, as a founder and leader, every day you face uncertainty and new situations which force you to wear various "hats". Your progress and success as a business can only happen if the right team and collaborators are next to you to bring the expertise, speed and clarity you need. Legal Circle and Suraya have truly proven as the perfect collaborators through their legal expertise and always provided the right support where it was required, in a professional way. I find the membership to be a great value to me as a startup to be able to be connected with a professional that can always advise on various business matters through the legal lens.
The Legal Circle team was wonderful to work with. They spent time listening and understanding our specific needs and provided us with valuable advice even before signing the Legal Services Agreement. They made the whole process easier and guided us from start to finish. Her knowledge of the UAE corporate laws and the startup environment, combined with her warm personality assured us that we made the absolute right choice. I recommend any startup to work with the Legal Circle service, it will set the right basis for your growth and fund raising.
We are very proud to work with Legal Circle, they understand our needs and requirements and go the extra mile to give us the best legal & commercial advice. Working with Mrs. Suraya Turk and the team has been amazing due to their understanding, knowledge and professionalism. They are really helping us to navigate the legal landscape and set up right.
I've worked with a lot of attorneys and firms and they always seemed to over complicate things. I enjoy working with Legal Circle’s team, in particular Suraya, because when I’m with her in a meeting I feel like she has my back like she’s part of my team and that’s very important when you’re negotiating contracts. Legal Circle takes a pragmatic approach to problem solve and they clearly identify problems and then come up with clear alternatives and solutions. I appreciate Suraya's honesty and integrity in her business dealings and setting the standard for the firm.
When we launched our tech enabled beauty startup, as a founder new to the region I experienced a steep learning curve with regard to navigating the legal landscape and understanding the start-up ecosystem. However, we were able to pivot and mitigate risks quickly because of our determination to launch, and the right advice from Legal Circle allowed us to find solutions to multiple complexities along the journey. The team at Legal Circle led by Suraya are always available and willing to go the extra mile to support our efforts, and I would gladly recommend Legal Circle to small businesses and startups.
The team at Legal Circle were brilliant in providing us with the right solution and advice, at the right price for our start up. We had no clear path for legal and were unsure of our rights and risks of doing business in the UAE but with the support of Leal Circle it was made easy!
Suraya at Legal Circle gave me valuable time, help and assistance in setting my Fintech company Found FZC. Suraya and her legal team were critical in navigating the different licensing opportunities in Dubai and giving me the best solution and fit for my start up budget, Suraya did all this in a relatively quick period, keeping me on track to found my company in Dubai. Suraya is very knowledgeable, patient and professional, I have no hesitation to recommend her and her firms services
I have been dealing with Suraya and her team and found them to be professional and service oriented. Our business requires attention to project management requirements and needs advice delivered on short notice demands right on time. My expectations have always been met I have no doubt to refer them to other businesses
We were provided excellent assistance in very challenging circumstances and tight timeframe. Suraya's help was instrumental to the success and accomplishment of a strategic milestone for our company, without which the deadlines of our growth project would be seriously compromised. As a GC, it brings me great peace of mind knowing that I have Suraya Turk – as its MD – an available and savvy legal team with a good grasp of their clients’ internal challenges, ready to assist and to go the extra mile to make things happen
I had a pleasure working with Suraya for most of our projects. She is dedicated, energetic and her passion for excellence made her great to work with. Not only is she extremely responsive to any questions we may have but also she makes sure that she understands our needs. Her good ethics, positive and driven approach enables her to develop a good relationship with her clients and build a diverse clientele.
I was impressed by Suraya's thorough advice and the how she resolved my situation. The team at Legal Circle is prompt, efficient, and knowledgeable. I would recommend them highly and would not hesitate to use their service again