Welcome to TWS Legal

We are a proactive and dynamic law firm, offering advice on the full range of legal matters for both individuals and business clients. For our private clients we have in-depth expertise in Wills, the Administration of UAE Estates, Divorce, Guardianship and Custody of Minor Children, Financial Settlements, Employment and Real Estate matters.

Our Corporate/Commercial department offers company formation – onshore and offshore, drafting and negotiating contracts such as partnerships, shareholders, confidentiality and joint venture agreements. We provide tailor made corporate solutions to suit specific budgets and offer competitive retainers. Our corporate lawyers have experience with the following sectors: real estate, retail, banking and finance, hotels and leisure, oil & gas, construction, media and information technology.

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Private Client Services

Wills

A will is a legal document that explains what you want done with your assets, after your death. Apart from dictating who should inherit your assets, a will can also be used to specify other wishes such as guardians for your children.

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Divorce & Family Law in the UAE / UK

As ‘local lawyers located abroad’, we offer efficient and effective legal assistance to muslim and non-muslim expatriates who face difficult decisions of divorce: where to file, safeguarding parental rights, protecting assets, and securing a fair settlement.

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Employee Disputes

Our team is experienced in dealing with the Ministry of Labour and free zone authorities and have a deep knowledge of the applicable legislation and regulations relevant to your business. We can fully advise you on the appropriate documentation for your circumstances and advise you on how to best protect and secure your position.

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Administration of UAE Estates

When instructed we can provide a full range of services from dealing with complete administration of an estate on behalf of Executors, in Dubai or the UK , to simply advising on or assisting with any specific aspect of the estate.

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Real Estate

We undertake all aspects of real estate law: freehold, leasehold, sale, purchase, drafting contracts and agreements, and providing representation at Dubai Land Department and RERA.

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Mediation

Mediation is an alternative avenue to traditional court litigation and provides an effective means of resolving disputes cooperatively. The process requires a neutral third party to act as a mediator, who acts as an intermediary between both parties.

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DIFC Wills and Probate Registry

Due to our expertise and knowledge of wills and inheritance matters in this region, we are pleased to have played a leading role in the working group involved in formulating and contributing to the new Wills and Probate Registry Rules. TWS has successfully registered a high volume of DIFC Wills to date. The Registry registers the wills of non-Muslims and upon receipt of evidence of death, issues the necessary Court orders to allow for the distribution of the deceased’s Dubai and or Ras Al Khaimah based assets (as well as Court orders relating to Guardianship) in accordance with the registered will.

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Corporate & Commercial Services

Company Formation

We can guide you on how and where to establish business entities in the UAE, and how to structure your business to protect your financial, human and intellectual capital.

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UAE Labor Law

Employers and employees often require assistance to navigate the complex and somewhat unique Labor Law landscape of the UAE.

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Commercial Contracts

We negotiate, draft and advise on a wide range of commercial contracts across many sectors.

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Offshore Structures

An offshore company is one that is incorporated in an offshore jurisdiction for one or more advantageous reasons – legal and asset protection, succession planning, simpler set-up, lesser reporting and privacy.

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Franchise

We can advise on all aspects of franchising law working on behalf of franchisors and franchisees; as well as advising on regulatory matters.

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Joint Ventures

We provide clear, practical advice to anyone setting up a new company, business, joint venture or partnership.

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Shareholder Agreements

A shareholders’ agreement is a contract between the shareholders of the company. It sets out how the company will be run, which shareholder/director can make which decision, what happens if one wishes to leave, what happens if the company is closed down.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions refers to the aspect of corporate strategy, financing and project management of buying, selling or restructuring different legal entities. Businesses use such strategy to establish themselves in new sectors, industries or locations.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

We employ all available dispute resolution tools and strategies – litigation, arbitration, negotiated settlements – and advise clients on choosing the approach most appropriate to them and for each unique situation.

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Why use TWS?

- Leading and established law firm in Dubai
- Fully licensed by the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department
- Fully licensed and approved by Dubai Ruler’s Court
- Our Legal Consultants are qualified professionals
- Our Consultants are regulated by The Law Society of England and Wales/Solicitors Regulatory Authority, to practice as solicitors
- Registered with the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts’ Register of Legal Practitioners
- Recommended by the British Embassy’ in Dubai
- Authorized by DIFC Wills and Probate Registry as Will Draftsmen

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