Contact details

Mark Makarem

T: +971 4 407 3959 M: +971 52 129 3246 Email Mark | Vcard Office: Dubai

Mark Makarem Associate

Contact details

Mark Makarem

Mark Makarem

T: +971 4 407 3959 M: +971 52 129 3246 Email Mark | Vcard Office: Dubai

Mark is a corporate associate specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, reorganisations and other corporate transactions and advisory matters across the MENA region.
  • Profile
  • Services

Mark advises leading local and international clients on corporate, commercial, IP and regulatory matters across a variety of sectors including technology, education, energy as well as transportation and logistics.

He also frequently advises international corporates on how to best set up their regional office and assists with franchising and distributorship arrangements.

Mark brings a breadth of experience having worked in-house at two separate media companies, for a branch of the U.S. government and in private practice across California, Arizona, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as well as holding a position as clerk to a judge in USA.

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Corporate

Analysing local regulations and advising multinational clients engaged in pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, education, and technology on compliance, risks and risk mitigation.

Advising local and international entities looking to establish in the United Arab Emirates on their corporate structuring, corporate governance and the regulatory requirements of the relevant authorities within the United Arab Emirates – including the Department of Economic Development, Ministry of Economy and, Dubai International Financial Centre as well as other free-zone authorities.

Advising on de-registering branches of foreign companies and entities registered in free-zones in the United Arab Emirates.

More: Regulatory compliance

Advising multinational businesses on establishing special purpose vehicles within the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Acting for buyers in acquisitions and investigating entities in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for due diligence.

Advising on major infrastructure projects in the region in the oil and gas sector, real estate and ports.

More: Corporate

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