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Ian Gaitta

Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota

Location Dubai

About Ian

I help entrepreneurs and corporates to achieve the most out of their business opportunities, to minimise their legal risks and ensure regulatory compliance, and to resolve legal challenges in their businesses.

Corporate/commercial partner at Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota. Common law background. Significant transactional experience in the UAE and across several sub-Saharan Africa countries.

Areas of practice include mergers & acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, general corporate/commercial contracts. Also active in retail, hospitality and commercial real estate transactions. 

Cultivating an interest in fintech and blockchain-based business applications and their regulation. Keen to support tech startups in the region.

Years of experience

11

About their firm

Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota (AC&H) is a boutique corporate/commercial legal services provider licensed in Dubai. AC&H is committed to the provision of high quality, cost-effective and efficiently delivered legal services.

We pride ourselves on being commercially savvy and technically astute lawyers. Our lawyers have had substantial experience working in large corporate law firms in various international and regional jurisdictions. We understand the needs and sensitivities of large multinationals as well as startups, SMEs and family owned businesses and keep abreast of developments and challenges in their business/industry sectors.

Our lawyers have been involved in significant multi-jurisdiction assignments across various industry sectors and are experienced in both common law and civil law systems and understand the tax nuances of commercial transactions. We bring not only legal experience but industry knowledge and cultural awareness to bear when working for our clients.

We assist clients in structuring, negotiating and executing corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments and exits. We assist entrepreneurs and business families in estate and business succession planning. We also prepare, review and advise on a variety of commercial contracts including distribution, agency, franchise, manufacturing, IT, software contracts and outsourcing contracts. We assist clients to acquire and sell real estate, as well as to structure their relationships with employees. We also offer regulatory advice to assist clients in their regulatory compliance. Where disputes arise, we support clients in settlement negotiations and in contract enforcement, recovery and litigation procedures should this be necessary.

We are committed to transparency and integrity in our firm processes and practices. We keep our practice teams lean, for a more personalised and cost-efficient service to the client. We maintain strong relationships with other well established firms in major foreign jurisdictions, which we routinely leverage where the client's assignment requires foreign counsel's input.