Corporations eager to expand and set foot in new markets often have many questions in the phase of orientation and leading up to the moment the branch or subsidiary has settled adequately in the new region, whether that is the Middle East or Europe. Alalim Legal assists in behind the scenes research, lowering legal and business culture barriers and taking care of all the technicalities so that businesses can focus on their key activities.
We have experience in serving corporations of various sizes from different economic regions. Alalim Legal has been able to apply its expertise to help our clients expand their business as well as better understand the local laws and customs in the regions in which the clients operate or intend to expand to.
Corporate clients of Alalim Legal include:
- Large producers and distributors of IT products
- Companies dealing with transport and vehicle production and distribution
- Banks and suppliers of financial and banking services
- International collection agencies
- Real estate agents, medical, pharmaceutical, dental and hygiene companies
- Event organizers
- Travel agencies
- International organizations dealing with petrochemical production
Services and Specializations
Corporations and multinationals form the largest part of Alalim Legal's client base. Because of this, the type of services typically delivered to corporate clients contains a spectrum ranging from legal advice, due diligence and the drafting of contracts and documents to legal representation and enforcement, mergers and acquisitions and the assessment and change of legal structure, and reorganization.
Corporations entering the GCC and operating in that market also frequently seek external assistance for researching their options or delegating operating in the region. It is quite a challenge for many companies to find the appropriate legal support in the Gulf States, as legal specializations are not as individually defined as they are in North-West Europe. Furthermore, the thorough and transparent system of Alalim Legal allows the firm to guarantee the quality of work delivered by suppliers of services in the GCC. The firm's strong network in the region has proven essential for various businesses in obtaining the necessary support in the region.
Companies from the MENA region operating in North-West Europe often face a challenge in choosing the right course of action when dealing with the complex and ever changing laws of the countries they are involved in. Confusion can occur in subjects ranging from purchase and rebuilding of property for the company, and the housing and rental agreements for staff, to matters of healthcare and insurance and issues of employment and staff.
Large corporations frequently tend to resolve disputes in settlement out of court, or in a case of arbitration. In the fields of banking and oil & gas, this is generally the preferred course of action. The additional added complexity when taking immunities of certain organizations into consideration, makes it confusing for the average lawyer to understand what should be taken into consideration. Alalim Legal's experience with these terrains makes it a unique partner in matters requiring a knowledgeable legal professional for such matters.
Prices and Packages
The legal needs of corporations range from short-duration services such as legal advice or the drafting of documents, to ongoing services involving employee affairs, long-term court procedures or arbitration. The fluctuating nature of the needed legal support regularly leads to unexpected high costs for legal services and/or exponentially growing expenses if the legal assistance is incomplete. To protect it clients, Alalim Legal developed a set of pricing packages answering to the various legal questions that corporate clients may require.
For matters that require a short-term engagement with a law firm, Alalim Legal offers a Package Per Assignment deal. This allows clients to receive tailored services for a round price that is agreed in advance. For clients requiring ongoing legal assistance for longer duration or for an undetermined period of time, the law firm advises a Regular Monthly Off-take package. This package allows for a capped monthly fee, for a fluctuating amount of legal services. This allows the law firm to help its clients improve the anticipation of upcoming legal requirements by dealing with legal needs in order of priority. Ongoing contracts with Alalim Legal allow the firm to offer reductions, making its prices competitive.
In cases where unexpected urgent needs are more likely to occur, the law firm offers Business Retainers. These packages offer the pre-purchasing of a set number of hours at a competitive price in order to avoid the sudden increase in price when emergencies occur.