MAK and Partners
Mak and Partners


Banking & Finance:

Every successful business relies upon strong financial arrangements. An innovative team of banking specialists with numerous years of experience in the field works closely with our clients. MAK & PARTNERS represents and advises different banks and financial institutions, as well as their customers on variety of business related legal aspects.Our wealth of experience has secured various clients, such as national and international banks, and financial institutions.

Sectors where we have particular expertise include:

  • Collections
  • Travel bans
  • Civil cases
  • Coordination with international bodies/institutions
  • Project finance
  • Islamic finance
  • Property finance
  • Debt restructuring & Acquisition finance


Corporate insurance legal issues require the dedicated services of experts. MAK & PARTNERS advises various insurers and their customers on all aspects within the insurance industry. Our dedicated and experienced lawyers have specialised knowledge and industry practice.

We are expert in the following areas:

  • Life credit risks
  • Professional liability
  • Product liability
  • Construction risks
  • Property & personal injury
  • Marine policies


Construction forms an integral part of the economy and development of most countries and the UAE is no exception. The number of construction projects has increased substantially in the Gulf over the last decade and the UAE in particular has witnessed a phenomenal construction boom. As a consequence, focus on construction law in the UAE is more intense than ever.

This has inevitably given rise to significant numbers of claims either between contractors and owners /employers or between contractors and sub-contractors. These disputes are resolved either by way of conciliation or arbitration with specialist arbitrators appointed upon the technical nature of the aspects involved. As one of the leading legal firms in the Construction sector we have dealt with various cases and established many precedents with the Supreme Court. The significant expertise, professional quality and knowledge of the UAE legal system we possess is a valued determining factor that we can extend to your esteemed organisation.

Our services include:

  • Corporate set up
  • Procurement
  • Contracts drafting
  • Legal advice
  • Dispute resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Litigation advocacy

Real Estate

we are fully aware of the developments in this evolving area of the legal practice in the UAE. This, combined with the experience of our specialist property lawyers drawn from established land law jurisdictions, ensures that the solutions we propose and the documents we draft are practical for the UAE environment and based upon sound land law and real estate principles. The real estate sector is one of the most successful business areas in the UAE. As a full-service firm with knowledge & experience practicing in many areas of the real estate law, our specialists have the knowledge and expertise to pin point problems and swiftly recommend solutions.

Our expertise in this area of the law provides clients with updates on all related real estate issues, legal opinions, drafting of mortgage financing agreements, issuing legal notices and other related services. In addition, our extensive contacts with related authorities have enabled us to provide our clients with current information regarding registration procedures, requirements and regulations for purchased or existing premises. We also conduct negotiations with the registrars about such registration.

Our services include:

  • Analyzing, drafting, reviewing and providing legal opinion on contracts
  • Leasehold, freehold, end user, reservation, agency and mortgage financing
  • Handling of litigation cases against developers



Our lawyers are conversant with all relevant provisions of the UAE laws concerning arbitration, as well as all international rules on conciliation and arbitration. As one of the leaders in the field, we specialize in Dispute Resolution and act as neutral mediators in compromising disputes between parties. In consideration of the present trend of business people and entrepreneurs who prefer to avoid lengthy and often costly law suites, MAK & PARTNERS is in a prime position to offer the most appropriate and accurate level of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Our arbitration team has the resources and expertise required for representing clients in most types of arbitration involving construction, real estate, agencies, finance, international trade and transport. Our practitioners are well versed and experienced in both Civil and Common law jurisdictions and are able to conduct proceedings in both English and Arabic. They have extensive experience in all types of arbitration work including UNCITRAL arbitration and arbitration before the following:

  • The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
  • The DIFC – LCIA Arbitration Centre
  • GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre, Manama, Bahrain
  • The International Court of Arbitration (ICC)
  • The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Adhoc arbitration tribunals in the UAE

Our lawyers have worked on many Arbitration cases including:

  • Joint venture disputes and company/corporate related issues
  • Sale of goods disputes
  • Distributorship agreements, agency agreements, transport disputes
  • Construction disputes arising out of both the employer-main contractor relationship as well as sub-contractor disputes
  • Disputes regarding the sale, purchase and assignment of property and infrastructure


Corporate & Commercail Affairs

MAK & PARTNERS advises a wide range of clients on the intricacies of setting up business under various jurisdictions, as well as the legal ramifications of all peripheral issues involved in the process. Our clientele includes proprietorships, small & large scale entrepreneurs, multinationals (MNE’s) and various international companies. We also assist in setting up companies and branches in the UAE and any Free Zone Areas. Our services in this field include the drafting of various types of agreements, such as distributorship agreements, franchise agreements, construction agreements & joint venture agreements.

Labour relations

We provide complete consultancy services on various legal aspects of the UAE Labour& Employment Laws including litigation. In addition, MAK & PARTNERSspecialises in advising clients on the interplay of local Labour laws, as well as the laws of the country from which employees are hired

Rental Disputes

MAK & PARTNERS lawyers possess the knowledge, expertise and experience in dealing with various rental disputes. We are able to provide accurate advice and assistance in dealing with disputes arising out of contract relations, as well as filling of civil suits and obtaining court judgments. Our aim is to protect the rights of our clients in the shortest possible time frame, whilst preserving their best interests.


Police & Criminal Cases

MAK & PARTNERS deals with various cases and police complaints against defaulted customers. Our extensive expertise in this field makes us a reliable and trustworthy partner. We have a special department within the company that handles cases and carries out investigations with the Police and Prosecutors.

Wills for Non Muslims

The interpretation of inheritance laws and how they are applied by the UAE courts is a matter that concerns many of UAE expatriates. We have sufficient experience to write wills for non-Muslims In the United Arab Emirates