Our office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) advises, exclusively on Luxembourg legal, tax and regulatory matters, clients regarding the use of tax efficient structures in Luxembourg, both regulated and non-regulated. Our strategic presence in Dubai enables us to cover all key jurisdictions and markets in the Middle East, North Africa and India.
Establishing an office in the Middle East in 2008 was part of the continued international expansion of Arendt. It has enhanced our offering to regional and international clients, allowing us to offer face-to-face advice during local business hours on Luxembourg aspects that impact our clients’ businesses, whether inbound or outbound driven.
Our Dubai office is not a separate legal entity from our Luxembourg head office Arendt, and works very closely with our head office in Luxembourg, giving clients the necessary information required in order to create the most tax-efficient structures for global investments. It advises on:
- International corporate and tax structures for private equity investments, for mergers, acquisitions and company restructurings
- Transactions related to structured finance, securitisation, asset finance, debt restructuring
- All forms of international finance
In conjunction with the investment management practice of the head office, our office also advises on the taxation and structuring of Luxembourg investment funds.
Luxembourg is also a prime location for the setting-up of Shari’ah-compliant investment structures. The Luxembourg authorities’ support, a reliable and legal investment environment and a tax-efficient system encourage Islamic companies and financial institutions to perform Shari’ah-compliant investments through Luxembourg vehicles.
Arendt has established a team focusing on Islamic finance in Luxembourg and Dubai and has developed tax efficient solutions to serve our clients' needs with respect to Islamic finance.
With the introduction of VAT in the GCC region, our recognized expertise and in-depth experience in the VAT field will provide our clients with top-quality value added services through a local presence close to the business of our clients.
Dubai International Financial Centre Currency House, Tower 1, Level 6, Suite 4
T (971) 44 34 88 96
F (971) 44 20 10 40