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About Us

KN Legal (KNL) is an international full service law firm serving a broad range of markets and sectors. Our accomplished attorneys have extensive experience facilitating complex business requirements and transactions for governmental and multinational companies, advising on obligations and disputes, and assisting clients with risk management.

Founded in 2012, KNL has been providing its clients with superior legal consulting services for over a decade. We have since progressively grown and positioned our firm as one of the trusted legal advisors in the regions we operate.

Our Team

We are licensed to practice law in the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Lebanon. Our attorneys are multilingual and possess immense knowledge about applicable laws, accepted business practices and industry specific regulations. This includes the intricacies of Shariah-compliant finance, construction, technology and  intellectual property, cross border structuring, conventional and renewable energy production, labor and employment, and more.

Clients We Serve

We take pride in being a strategic partner to our clients. Our consistency and commitment to delivering exceptional legal support and achieving optimal results that support our client’s best interests and priorities is unparalleled. Offering solutions that are aligned with our client’s business needs is our highest priority, whether they are a local company, multinational corporation, investor, entrepreneur, or government entity.

Our Practice Areas

At KN Legal, we approach every client’s legal concerns with clarity and precision, which underscores our ability to effectively service and deliver to a broad range of clientele. Whether you need assistance or guidance structuring your operations, completing transactions, or complying with local regulations, our attorneys have the expertise necessary to advise you on your most critical business decisions.

When you choose KN Legal, you can fully rely on our team to execute your requirements effectively and attain your desired outcome. Whether you are a small business, multinational corporation or a government entity, we put our knowledge, skills, experience and resources in practice and deliver our legal products and services with added value at an exceptional level.

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Arbitration, mediation, and litigation

Our objective is to secure an efficient and favorable outcome for our clients in any dispute. We examine all your options based on the specific circumstances and advise you on the best course of action, whether that is amicable settlement, arbitration, mediation, or litigation.

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Construction

Turnkey projects—especially those involving a form of public private partnership—can be complex and cumbersome. However, our attorneys have the competence to present practical legal and commercial solutions to address these issues.

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Corporate and commercial

We offer local and international companies comprehensive corporate and commercial legal services. These include registration, formation, structuring, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital, franchising, distribution, and various other matters.

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Energy, oil, and gas

Our in-depth knowledge and robust experience with the energy, oil, and gas sectors enables us to cater to the needs of different types of clients. We advise and support leading energy companies, oil service companies, governments, NOCs, IOCs, and manufacturers with their legal needs.

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Intellectual property

Our attorneys assist clients with safeguarding their technology and IP-related materials. This includes trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights , patents, and designs.

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Islamic finance

We have in-depth knowledge of Sharia law and are equipped to ad dress the complexities around Islamic finance regulations and provide guidance to businesses operating in the Middle East and abroad.

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Employment

We use our familiarity with local employment laws to help our clients with a plethora of labor and employment related matters, such as drafting employment contracts, internal policies and procedures and structuring employee benefits.

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Maritime and shipping

For multinational maritime and shipping companies, we advise on logistics, vessel registrations, ship or rig sales and purchases, transportation insurance, international trade, charterparties and affreightment agreements, and more.

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Mergers and acquisitions

Our team has considerable experience carrying out full cycle M&A transactions both on the seller and buyer side. This includes reviewing valuation models, conducting due diligence, negotiating terms, and composing contracts.

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Project and corporate finance

We are one of the few law firms in the Middle East with integrated corporate financing practices. As a result, we have experience providing high-level transactional support and advising businesses on potential project financing structures.

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Real estate

We assist clients with real estate and property development mandates both locally and abroad. This includes issues regarding laws, regulations, and contracting.

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Regulatory and government relations

Our team stays informed on the ever- changing legal landscape, which enables us to advise clients on new legislation, rules, and regulations.

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Sports and entertainment

Legal concerns related to sports and entertainment come with unique challenges. At KNL, we advise clients on all aspects of the business, including contracts, dispute resolution, disciplinary actions, transfers, and arbitration.

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Sustainability and renewable energy

Our team has a proven track record in leading transactions on sustainable and renewable energy worldwide. Our experience includes development, construction and distribution of power generating facilities through various sources such as solar, wind and biomass.

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Tax

With a strong tax background, we have the resources to formulate practical solutions and reduce a client’s tax burden, which can increase the overall economic benefits of an applicable business deal.

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Technology, Media and Telecommunications.

We have the expertise to assist with a range of contentious and non-contentious matters in the telecommunications, media and technology spacewhether. Our experience includes regulatory and compliance, drafting and negotiating agreements as well as data protection and cybersecurity.

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