Consulting editor(s): Michael Kortbawi - Bin Shabib & Associates (BSA) LLP
Publication date: Dec 2013
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a growing market which is attracting increasing interest from local and foreign investors alike. With competition on the rise, the region has also seen significant developments in M&A activity. This trend has been driven by investors from around the world, drawn by the opportunities that the region has to offer, and by local companies seeking to consolidate their market share.
Although the entire MENA region has unique investment potential, each jurisdiction presents specific opportunities and challenges in the context of M&A deals. This book highlights the idiosyncrasies and trends that define and distinguish each jurisdiction, while providing up-to-date and practical advice for legal professionals advising on deals. In-house lawyers and potential investors will also benefit from this valuable guide. It is designed to assist professionals in keeping pace with potential M&A transactions in which they are involved, and to provide insight into common business practices and challenges in the region.
This book includes country chapters on Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. Each chapter provides an overview of the jurisdiction’s corporate and commercial context, an analysis of the business environment and a guide to the requirements and challenges of conducting M&A transactions on the ground, including coverage of structuring, merger agreements, post-merger issues and case studies.
M&A in the Middle East presents unique insights into each market. It is a practical guide that assists those involved in M&A deals in managing risk and expectations, while also ensuring that deals are closed as efficiently as possible.