KALANTAR BUSINESS LAW GROUP is a boutique law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective, and strong roots in the Middle East and the US. We cut through talk, theory and paper to deliver pragmatic, actionable advice that is attuned to business exigencies and commercial strategy. With offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and New York, we bring familiarity with both emerging and developed markets.

Who we are

We are commercially savvy lawyers with many years of in-house and private practice experience in multiple jurisdictions, including business hubs such as New York, London and Dubai. We founded the firm so that companies, investors and entrepreneurs can benefit from advice that is commercially sensible as well as legally astute, and with cost-effective fee arrangements that do away with the traditional ‘billable hour’. Leveraging on our experience and competencies in the USA, we also serve as a resource for US and international investment initiatives inbound to the Middle East, Africa and other emerging markets, and advise on deals originated in the Middle East and Africa that are outbound to the US. Our goal is to be the firm of choice for clients with respect to their most challenging legal issues and most significant business transactions.

What we stand for

We are counsel to growth, and that demands integrity, communication and cultivating a trusted advisor partnership with our clients that stands the test of time. Our aim is to build high value, enduring relationships with a select list of clients, be they corporates, investors or start-ups, and contribute to their growth and success.

How we operate

We provide clients with simple, actionable approaches to their legal and business challenges. By containing expenses and using project and value-based fee arrangements, we aim to reduce clients’ legal spend significantly over the long-run. We deploy corporate and transactional best practices tried and tested in the US and UK to serving our clients in the Middle East. In addition to advising on standalone projects, we offer agile, on-demand general counsel type services to bolster our clients’ in-house resources. All of this so we partner with you on your growth journey.

Our clients

Our clients include multinational companies, local corporates looking at international expansion, private equity and venture capital funds, sponsors raising capital via collective investment schemes, entrepreneurs looking to launch their start-ups, companies seeking expansion capital through equity or debt, and shareholders contemplating significant transactions such as acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. We also act for companies that are restructuring their balance sheets and negotiating workouts with lenders. We support every client relationship with intellectual agility, commercial acumen and a human touch.