Alpha Advocates and Legal Consultants

Capital Markets

As the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) leading capital markets practice, Alpha Advocates and Legal Consultants is the only law firm able to provide capital markets and securities law advice seamlessly across ten jurisdictions in the MENA region.

With the size and expertise to field highly qualified multi-lingual teams, it is no surprise that we have been involved in the vast majority of capital markets transactions in the United Arab Emirates and beyond. Any capital markets transaction requires chemistry between the team of advisors involved, and we have delivered time and again, on some of the biggest deals in the region. 

High quality relationship management to get the deal done

Clients can significantly benefit from our deep relationships with the financial services regulators, the stock exchanges, relevant government ministries and financial services institutions that make up the capital markets architecture. Those relationships, built on trust and constant deal-doing – which we’ve developed over many years of transactions – facilitate our ability to get the deal done, and on time, for our clients. We know the right people on the ground to enhance deal execution on behalf of our clients.

Because we are the largest MENA capital markets team, with over 40 capital markets experts working on the ground over ten jurisdictions, we have the legal, regulatory and commercial knowledge that our clients need to get their deals across the line.

Our multi-lingual team includes civil law and common law lawyers, which means that we can provide advice that spans regional, national and international transactions. Our ability to draft and advise in the Arabic language is key to our service delivery.

We offer domestic and international clients a full service practice and advise large corporates, government entities, start-ups and green field companies, as well as financial institutions and underwriters. We are the first port of call for other law firms who require our local expertise and we have advised on many overseas capital markets transactions with a MENA element. What connects our relationships with all of our clients, is that we seek to add value and mitigate risk at every stage.

Support before, during and after a transaction

Our clients choose us because we can cover all of their needs before, during and after a capital markets transaction.

For clients who require pre-deal restructuring, our corporate structuring and tax teams can help. And our relationships with our clients does not end after a successful fundraising journey – olleagues from the wider Alpha Advocates and Legal Consultants network can help with everything from tax and employment issues to dispute resolution.

Our full service capital markets offering includes

  •       Primary and secondary equity offerings, particularly IPOs
  •       Debt securities
  •       Sukuk
  •       Privatisations
  •       Venture capital
  •       Government privatisations

Examples of our capital markets work

  •  Advising ADNOC Gas PLC on its IPO and listing on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) (the largest listing ever on the ADX)
  • Advising Salik PJSC on its IPO and listing on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM)
  • Advising Borouge PLC (JV between ADNOC and Borealis) on its IPO and listing on the ADX  
  • Advising Union Coop on its listing on the DFM
  • Advising Bayanat PLC and Presight AI PLC, both G42 companies, on their IPOs and listings on the ADX
  • Advising Yalla Group Limited on its IPO and listing on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Advising Network International on its IPO and listing on the London Stock Exchange

Key Contacts


Marketing Head


Marketing Head