DP’s team, which operates throughout the Middle East, is led by Bertrand Dumon, founding partner based in the United Arab Emirates.
DP operates equally for European small and medium companies (5 to 500 million euros) and for multinationals wishing to set up or expand in the Middle East. Dubai is most often used as a logistic, commercial or financial hub, for structuring business development in Asia and/or Africa.
DP advises these companies in UAE Free Zones choice allowing them to keep100% control of their capital, but also with local partners (sponsors) for all distribution, industrial or financial activities. The Office provides assistance in the daily operation of their business. The Office is equally active in the United Arab Emirates and internationally, using Dubai as a base.
DP’s partners advise their clients and lead litigation cases in Arabic along with local barristers registered before the state courts. DP’s partners and associates are multilingual and speak inter alia French, Italian, English, German, Arabic, etc.
Bertrand is used to leading and negotiating simple or complex transactions in a difficult environment, often participating in its clients’ strategic decisions like merger and acquisition, equity financing round, tax structuring in the UAE, the GCC or Africa. Combining 20 years of experience as a “Corporate” Partner-in-Charge within the largest law firms in the world, in addition to 15 years of local expertise in the Middle East and Africa, Bertrand Dumon is able to steer local teams in the best interest of clients.
The diversity of our teams and our association with a local partner very active in business life in the Emirates allows DP’s teams to ensure effective representation before the various authorities in the region such as, notably the Ministry of Defense, the DFSA , the Dubai Maritime City Authority, the Federal Transportation Authority, the Dubai Customs, the free zone authorities, the insurance regulatory authorities, etc.
Areas of expertise:
DP operates in joint venture, sponsorship and PPP with Government entities, as well as fund structuring, creation of financial institutions, investment companies as well as in the negotiation and conduct of any investment of such structures and/or their trade operation.
DP is very active with companies who need a practical understanding of the wholesale or retail distribution of their products in the Middle East.
DP is also involved in the food & beverage, restaurant, hotel, industrial project and in real estate projects in the Middle East.
Finally, DP participates in the structuring and negotiation of infrastructure projects, mining concessions and trade of raw materials throughout the GCC and on the African continent.