A leading Middle-East practice
Maples opened its Dubai office in 2005, where it provides a range of specialist Cayman and BVI legal services including asset and project financing, banking, capital markets, international equity offerings and listings, investment funds, regulatory and financial services, structured debt and securitisation.
Dubai as a key financial centre to the investment community in the region and has seen a significant influx of expats from around the world.
The lifestyle in Dubai is excellent, offering a superb standard of living to its large expat community. The weather is warm all year round, although it does become very hot for 2-3 months of the year. The infrastructure is excellent with several schools and hospitals of the highest standard. In addition to the beaches and superb sporting facilities such as golf and sailing, shopping malls dominate. There is even an indoor snow dome to contrast to the sand dune excursions.
Although the accommodation is expensive, there are plenty of choices for individuals and families alike and the tax-free income certainly compensates for the cost of securing the best properties in the market.
In order to give advice on Cayman or BVI law, lawyers working for Maples in Dubai must be admitted in those jurisdictions. As such you must have trained and worked in a Commonwealth jurisdiction before joining us.