Corporate Law

With over a decade of in-depth knowledge and experience in corporate laws, regulations and regulatory practices, Binu Karthikeyan offers comprehensive legal services across the full spectrum of corporate transactions to commercial companies, multinational corporations, ambitious domestic entrepreneurs and smaller visionaries to achieve their business and commercial objectives in UAE.

His unsurpassed combination of global insight and legal skills attuned to local knowledge allows him to understand the day-to-day issues faced by corporate clients in UAE market and handle all aspects of complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions.

Federal Law by Decree No 32 of 2021 (the “New Commercial Companies Law”) is intended to repeal and replace the existing Federal Law No 2 of 2015 and notably strengthens the principles of foreign ownership of companies, corporate governance and minority protection and reaffirms the principle of the relaxation of foreign ownership restrictions.The law paves the way for a more flexible regime in bringing a Commercial acumen to a broad variety of Company matters in UAE. However, there are a number of significant points which Companies and potential market entrants should be aware of.

Mr. Binu is well versed in drafting all corporate documentation, agreements, and bylaws and renders well researched corporate opinions to clients which helps them in understanding the legalities involved in the business transactions and making well profound decisions prior to taking any risk in the market. 

His scope of corporate advisory services, in specific jurisdictions including DIFC, cover a comprehensive range of corporate matters to include:

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Advising on board and committee structure, composition and operations
  • Rights and liabilities of company directors including their fiduciary duties, indemnity and related aspects.
  • Memorandum and Articles of association
  • Shareholder proposals
  • Advice on management of share capital including the issuance of new shares, transfer of shares and other related assistance
  • Advising on shareholder disputes and termination of shareholder agreements
  • Conducting legal due diligence reviews
  • Domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions
  • Preparing and negotiating acquisition agreements and shareholder agreements
  • Strategic alliances
  • Acquisitions and sales of subsidiaries
  • Divisions and assets deals
  • Advising on end deal structures.
  • Structuring joint ventures and Corporate Alliances.
  • Drafting joint venture agreements
  • Ensuring that all objectives are realized and ambiguities are clarified to the best possible extent.
  • Handling insolvency cases and liquidation of corporate entities in the UAE within the legal framework of UAE.
  • Voluntary liquidations and closure of companies/branches.
  • Advising corporate clients in financial distress and winding up.