Areas of Practice

Family Offices & Enterprises

Family-owned businesses have played a critical role in spurring the economic success of the region

Business ownership in the UAE and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries has long been dominated by families. Big and small, these family-owned businesses have played a critical role in spurring the economic success of the region.

To ensure the continued success of such family-run operations, governments have been crafting laws designed to influence their internal governance. Family business law was needed to address the ever-growing number of shareholders within family businesses. Shareholders within a family can develop competing interests, which raises increased operational risk from disputes, distracted management, and unclear succession and governance.

Family business law is designed to provide families with a clear-cut legal framework to guide ownership, management, succession, and other issues to benefit all family members and ensure the business continued success.The family business lawyers of Habib Al Mulla & Partners provide expert guidance on family ownership contracts, restructuring, trusts, governance, and other elements of family business law and intersecting laws. We closely track regulatory developments related to family business law throughout the region and have a strong track record of helping family businesses optimise their operations.

Industries & Sectors

Habib Al Mulla and Partners, a recognized leader in the legal field across the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, offers a comprehensive range of legal services. For nearly four decades, we have cultivated a profound understanding of the region’s diverse and ever-changing legal landscape. This expertise empowers us to tailor sophisticated legal solutions for a broad clientele, encompassing both local and international entities.

Our unwavering commitment to excellence extends beyond providing mere legal counsel. We cultivate a comprehensive approach, ensuring our clients, regardless of industry, receive strategic and forward-thinking advice. The depth of our knowledge across various sectors, coupled with our unwavering dedication to client success, has solidified our position as a trusted leader. The breadth of industries we serve stands as a testament to our adaptability and unwavering commitment to meeting the evolving legal needs of our clients.