International Law Firm in UAE

Fotis is an international law firm housing some of the best lawyers in Dubai and UAE. We provide upscale legal service and representation in the UAE and wider Middle East. With a workforce that speaks more than 15 languages, our firm is one of the pioneers in the legal fraternity in  the region. Our lawyers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah provide legally efficient and commercially viable to corporates as well as individuals.

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Law Firm with International Exposure and
Domestic Expertise

Fotis provides comprehensive legal solutions for your complicated corporate affairs. Our aim is to provide strategic legal advice based on the client’s industry and requirements. We understand that there is a fine line between being legally efficient and commercially effective. Therefore, our lawyers in Sharjah and UAE aim to provide top best legal advice to our clients in the region in order to safeguard their business interests and maintain long standing corporate relationships. Our law firm in UAE handles various matters from corporate restructuring to drafting technical contractual agreements and commercial matters such as debt recovery to trade mark registration. Our mission is to provide commercially viable and legally efficient advice that would help you me…

An Evolution of the
Legal Fraternity

As one of the best law firms in Dubai, we aim to keep high industry standards practice and it is our standard operating procedure to ensure that each case is assigned to a team of lawyers specialized in that sphere of law. This helps us maintain a balance within the firm and strive to safeguard our client’s interests. Our full service law firms in UAE is located in the heart of the city and services clients (both domestic and international) across a wide spectrum of practice areas. In today’s world, it is quite difficult to come across lawyers who have sector specific knowledge and market experience to assist you in complex corporate transactions and legal queries. Basically, the market has come to such a situation that clients are only able to afford ‘jack of all’ attorneys and ‘master of one’ lawyers are generally …

Industrial Sectors

Practice Areas

Arbitration

The first houses a renowned arbitration team of lawyers in Dubai that have worked on numerous high profile arbitration cases. We work closely with in-house counsel and lawyers of domestic and multinational companies on various arbitration matters within the UAE and overseas. We understand that arbitration matters require sector-specific knowledge for accurate interpretation of the situation in hand. For instance, we believe that a lawyer with specialized experience in arbitration would be a good fit for a construction matter that has been referred to arbitration. However, good does not do the job well enough. Therefore, we ensure that attorneys with sector-specific knowledge and experience...

Arbitration

Capital Markets

Capital markets creates a channel, whereby the person in hold of capital and the person requiring such capital can exchange securities. Precisely, capital market is a medium which allows various entities to trade different financial instruments. The medium can include stock markets, the bond markets and the currency and foreign exchange markets. Financial products like equities and debt securities are sold via capital markets. Capital markets play a vital to promoting effective financial transactions and benefits the individuals who need such funds. Capital markets are divided into two kind of markets, primary market is where new securities are issues and sold and the secondary market is where already existing securities are traded between investors...

Capital Markets

Commercial Law

“Everyone lives by selling something”, as quoted by a famous Scottish novelist, Robert Louis Stevenson. It is true that commerce has become the most adopted way of living to make a livelihood. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the busiest and most preferred commercial hub for its various viable reasons like, strategic location, founded on the principles of tolerance, supportive and protective legislations and above all, a government which runs with a high vision to see the country exceptionally prosper, among others. With the growing times and changes, the laws regulating various commercial aspects has undergone a thorough and significant reformation...

Commercial Law

Company Formation

Oil was discovered in the region in 1966. Ever since, companies and individuals from across the globe have been settling in Dubai. Further coupled with the inspiring leadership of the country, the country is viewed as a modern jurisdiction with a dynamic and robust corporate environment. Our lawyers in Dubai understand the corporate requirements of entities and have established a dedicated practise to solely concentrate on corporate (re)structuring and company formation. Therefore, our team consists of high profile lawyers, legal consultants and highly skilled company formation specialists who have assisted hundreds of clients in setting up numerous entities in the region and globally.

Company Formation

Corporate

Our Corporate Lawyers in Dubai provide comprehensive and bespoke legal advice tailored for your business. The Corporate Practice specialises in legal and (corporate) transactional services to large conglomerates, limited liability companies, sole proprietorships, joint ventures, branch companies and the like in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We provide an array of legal services including: – Contract Drafting; Corporate Due Diligence; Corporate Restructuring;

Corporate

Criminal Law

“For a man, when perfected, is the best of animals; but, when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all”, as stated by Aristotle. This implies the importance of having a strong codified criminal law to maintain the order of the society. Irrespective of strong penal provisions, occurrence of criminal activities is inevitable. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) contains stringent penal provisions and effective criminal procedures to execute justice. The justice system of the country is vitally depended on the professionals responsible in upholding the genuine cause of the aggrieved party...

Criminal Law

Cyber Risk

“An increasingly digital world is no longer an abstract concept; it is a reality. As a system thinker, I strongly believe that an enterprise must strive to synchronize its digital transformation strategy with a cybersecurity strategy”, as quoted by Ludmila Morozova, international cybersecurity woman influencer. It is true that we are living in a world highly driven by advanced technology. As much as the ever-evolving technology has brought us to a new level of incredible accomplishments in various spheres of our lives, the fact that it has jeopardized the safety and security of our vital data and information is undeniable...

Cyber Risk

Dispute Resolution

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Dispute Resolution

Family Law

Fotis International Law Firm has wide range of dynamic and assorted legal professionals specialized in various areas of law. We are a globally spread and firmly established law firm in the in the Middle East region, with our main branch located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We encompass a team of well-trained and highly efficient lawyers specialized in family laws of different countries. We take pride in introducing our team of remarkable local and international lawyers specialized in UAE’s personal status law, civil law and criminal law entailing the provisions governing the personal affairs of the national and non-national UAE residents...

Family Law

Franchising

One of the most preferred marketing strategies to expand one’s business and be widely acknowledged all across the globe is by entering into franchise agreements. It is a path adopted by most of the brand owners in order to enlarge the boundaries of their business, broadly establish their brand’s name and maximize their profits. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be an apt ground to establish once franchise, for versatile reasons like its multicultural population, highly opted tourist spot, favorable business environment, supportive government, among others...

Franchising

Intellectual Property

This is an age of campaigns. Companies spent millions in public relations and research and development. The value of a symbol (mark) is considered as one of the pivotal assets of the company. However, who ensures that other entities do not bask under the renown of your company? Us. The Intellectual Property Practice of our law firms in UAE is one of the most effective and dynamic practices in the region with a multicultural team of lawyers that specialize in different aspects of intellectual property.

Intellectual Property

Taxation

Fotis International Law Firm houses an effective team of international tax lawyers who are well-versed with the comprehensive regulations governing the tax system of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We have obtained a remarkable recognition in the market for deploying extraordinary tax lawyers and tax consultants. One of the interesting things about tax system in UAE is absence of any federal income tax law, therefore, taxes are not levied on income. It was only in the year 2018, the UAE government introduced Value Added Tax (VAT)...

Taxation

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