Practice Area

Capital markets

Our Capital Markets team is the most active capital markets team in the UAE, having led almost all the IPOs and rights issue which have taken place in the UAE, including two UAE issuers listed on London Stock Exchange. Dubbed as “the UAE ECM guru” by Chambers & Partners and “the first choice when it comes to UAE IPOs”.

Ahmed Ibrahim is ranked as tier 1 capital markets lawyer by the Legal500 and has a second-to-none and hands-on capital markets experience.  He also continues to maintain his ranking by Chambers Global as a leading individual up to this day in the UAE and the Middle East.

Capital markets



LEADING ECM PRACTICE – It is crucial that the team working for you understands the importance of the combination of the local regulations of the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) and other financial free zone such as the DIFC and the ADGM Regulations in these types of transactions. We are the FIRST local law firm that have the local experience to IPO free zone companies and complete these types of transactions smoothly and efficiently. We have unrivalled insight into listings in the UAE from our previous work to partner with you to success.

COHESIVE TEAMWORK – IBRAHIM .N. PARTNERS operate as one team on local and regional capital markets transactions, adopting a “one firm” mindset with all sophisticated international firms. Our Managing Partner and team members have been working as one team with sophisticated international firms on almost all IPOs that took place in the UAE since the global financial crisis. The team put forward herein have worked together on a number of groundbreaking transactions, with in-depth experience advising on primary and secondary offerings for corporates and financial institutions, and ALL of the recent UAE IPOs in 2021 and 2022.

THE RIGHT PRICE –We know that you want a legal team which is cost-conscious. However, appointment of advisors in IPOs may not be procurement driven. Hands-on and previous experience play pivotal role in these type of transactions. In all other IPOs, we have never been appointed because we were the cheapest option, but rather the most experienced and knowledgeable team. Having said that, we are committed to working with you and we have offered a fee proposal which is attractive, flexible and protects against overspending. Our goal is to meet your objectives within the timeframe whilst managing legal spend. With us you get premium expertise with a personal service without sky-high fees.

RANKING – Our firm and Managing Partner are being ranked in Band 1 by the most prestigious and reliable law firms’ rating agencies, Chambers & Partners. We are ranked in Band 1 along with two of the magic circle law firms and ahead of all other local and international law firms in the UAE. We are ranked by the IFLR, the Legal500, and Chambers and Partners.

FLUENCY – Our team, particularly the leading partner Ahmed Ibrahim, is fluent in English and Arabic, meaning communication with the issuer, shareholders, regulatory authorities and international counsel is efficient and easier.

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