Banking & Finance

Banking & Financial

At Galadari, we have acted for some of the region’s leading banks, financial institutions and financial advisors on various specialist finance projects. Our team is active in all sectors of banking & finance and has been involved in some of the most complex and prestigious deals in the market. We advise parties across many sectors including sponsors, financiers, Government and semi-Government entities and enhanced capital allowances. Our Banking & Finance teamwork for a range of clients, including corporate, government and other borrowers and issuers as well as Islamic financial institutions and conventional banks.

Our Banking & Finance Practice extends to a wide range of areas across the finance sector;

Islamic Finance

Our Islamic finance experts have a deep understanding of both the legal and religious issues affecting the development of Islamic finance and detailed knowledge of the range of services that can be offered by Islamic banks and other financial institutions, including establishment, structuring and licensing.

Regulatory & compliance

Given the firms long-standing in the region and relationship with regulators, our lawyers often comment on new legislation and regulatory issues for banking and financial institutions both within and out with the UAE.

DIFC & ADGM Incorporations

In addition to mainland company incorporations our Practice is fully proficient in advising organisations setting up in the financial Free Zones of DIFC and ADGM. Our team have advised branches and representative offices of both regional and international organisations.

UAE debt capital market and Sukuks

We assist banks, financial institutions and individuals on matters such as refinancing and restructuring existing debt and on raising debt for acquisitions. Our Islamic Finance experts advise on the purchase of Sukuk, an Islamic bond.


We have advised on major acquisitions in the region and have acted for both purchasers and sellers deal including companies registered on the mainland and Free Zone companies.

PPPs and privatisation

Our team have been involved in many Public Private Partnerships (PPP) including management contracts, service contracts and leasing contracts. On the opposite side of the spectrum, our team have advised on the privatisation of organisations in various sectors including energy and infrastructure.

Financial products

Our Practice advises major borrowers, lenders, SME’s and individuals on loans, various avenues of financing and corporate liability waivers.


We provide unparalleled advice on high value investments in stocks, exchange traded funds, mutual funds and bonds.

Asset Finance

Our Practice acts for major organisations on asset finance for a wide range of asset acquisition including real estate, land, large pieces of equipment, vehicles vessels and aircraft.

Fin-tech Insurance

The fintech industry is moving an at incredibly fast pace – our team are up to date and extremely knowledgeable on the latest updates on fintech and therefore the insurance required. We provide insurance advice to many of the regions Startups.

Dispute resolution

Our highly regarded dispute resolution team work closely with the Banking & Finance practice when such matters become contentious. We have an impressive success rate for obtaining judgements in our clients favour.