Friday, October 24, 2008

Loyens & Loeff sets up office in Dubai

Netherlands-based law firm Loyens & Loeff has announced that it has established an office at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The firm has an an Islamic finance team, the first integrated civil and tax law-oriented team to target Islamic finance transactions from the point of view of customers in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg (Benelux).
This makes Loyens & Loeff the firm the first continental-European legal and tax service provider to establish an office at the DIFC, according to a DIFC statement. With over 850 lawyers including over 350 tax specialists and 100 fund lawyers working in seven offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg and eleven offices in the world's major financial centres, it is one of the largest continental European law firms and has a strong international focus, it added.
The Dubai office advises on international tax efficiency, investment protection, private equity, the EU real estate funds and matters related to family offices. (By Habhajan Singh, The Malaysian Reserve, Oct 24, 2008, Page 9)

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