Understanding the nuances of UAE's merger control legislation, particularly Federal Law No. 4 of 2012, is crucial for a successful M&A endeavor. Here are some key points to consider:
Familiarity with the Competition Law and its regulations is essential.
Notification requirements for transactions impacting market share over 40% should be carefully evaluated.
Assessing potential adverse impacts on competition is paramount.
Foreign investment considerations, especially in foreign-to-foreign deals, require attention.
Strategic evaluation should include industry-specific restrictions on shareholding and foreign ownership.
Engaging advisors can streamline competition assessments and regulatory approvals.
Developing a timeline accounting for mandatory notifications is imperative.
Being prepared for limited precedents and potential ambiguities in the process is advisable.
Our team specializes in comprehensive due diligence services in the UAE, ensuring a thorough evaluation of opportunities and risks for successful M&A execution. For further assistance, feel free to reach out to us via WhatsApp at +971507024908 or by phone. Best regards, Ali Al Kasair