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Toufic Safie

T: +971 4 407 3926 M:+971 56 296 0760 Email Toufic | vCard Office: Dubai


Toufic Safie Managing associate

Contact details

Toufic Safie

Toufic Safie
Managing associate

T: +971 4 407 3926 M: +971 56 296 0760 Email Toufic | vCard Office: Dubai

Toufic is a managing associate in the corporate group with significant experience in corporate, projects and financial transactions, specifically mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and large scale projects. 
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Toufic has extensive regional experience having previously worked in-house as well as in private practices in Beirut, Athens, Paris, Muscat and Dubai.

Toufic is ranked as a “Rising Star” for UAE Infrastructure and projects (including project finance) and recognised as a ''Recommended Lawyer'' for Commercial, Corporate & M&A within the Legal 500 EMEA 2024 Guide, UAE.

"Toufic Safie has good knowledge of international law, local law, and the various free zones and how the different requirements interface. He is able to perform challenging mental gymnastics and find a solution for a multifaceted problem that will work within a patchwork of applicable laws and concerns."

The Legal 500 2024 EMEA

  • Corporate
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Joint ventures

Corporate structures

Advising (without limitation) finance, communication and technology majors on finding the suitable corporate structure for establishing presence in several jurisdictions in the GCC.


Providing guidance and advising established groups on restructuring for better ring-fencing and more business efficacy.

Mergers and acquisitions

Acting for buyers on acquisitions in different sectors including (without limitation) education, logistics, communication and technology, energy and financial services.

More: Corporate

DFSA rules and regulations

Advising DIFC-based entities as well as foreign entities looking to establish within the DIFC on adapting their corporate structure, corporate governance and documentation to comply with regulatory requirements.

DED and other Free Zone authorities in the UAE

Advising on the regulatory requirements of the different authorities, whether mainland or free-zone, and solutions to adapt the business to such requirements.

Telecommunication Regulatory Authority

Advising a telecommunication giant on several regulatory aspects relating to the conduct of telecommunication business in the GCC.

More: Regulatory compliance

Joint venture between a shipping major and a regional shipping agent

Acting for a worldwide shipping group on a joint venture with a regional shipping agent covering the whole of the GCC.

Agency and distributorship

Advising international manufacturers of products in the technology, transport and other sectors on the best joint venture structure for their relationship with local distributors and on distributing their products in the GCC region.

Contractors and developers

Advising major construction companies on large joint venture partnerships in relation to government-led major development projects.

More: Joint ventures


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