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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 04/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The dubai chamber of commerce and industry highlighted practicalities of share purchase contracts and also provided overview of the competing interests of the buyer and the seller in terms of the warranties and liabilities during a recent workshop

As part of its efforts to acquaint the business community with the legal aspects of doing business in the emirate the dubai chamber in association with dla piper middle east llp organised “practical aspects of share purchase agreement” workshop at the chamber premises recently.

Delegates at the workshop on ‘practical aspects of share purchase agreement’ hosted by the dubai chamber of commerce and industry. — supplied photo

The workshop which was attended by dubai chamber members business representatives lawyers and legal professionals investors business owners and corporate counsels dealt with the topics of understanding the main issues involved in the allocation of risks and liabilities related to the sale and purchase of shares by businesses.

Jehad kazim director legal services dubai chamber stated that while dealing with the sale and purchase of shares it is important that the agreement be properly drafted particularly with respect to the seller’s obligation to sell and the buyer’s obligation to purchase the shares while also considering the risks and liabilities involved in the deal.

She added that with the proper professional guidance buyers and sellers can minimise such risks in a manner that makes them commercially comfortable and safeguards their respective positions. this also goes out to enhance the reputation of the business community while promoting the investor-friendly environment of the emirate. the workshop which was conducted by murad abida partner head of corporate middle east and ghassan y. shuhaibar senior legal consultant dla piper middle east llp discussed main components of share purchase agreements and warranties & limitations on liability.

Murad abida partner head of corporate middle east dla piper middle east llp said: “we are always supporting and advising our clients in accordance with best international commercial and legal practices including putting together for them a full suite of transaction documents that capture the details of the agreed terms between the parties thus ensuring a successful closing of the transaction.”

Ghassan y. shuhaibar senior legal consultant dla piper middle east llp added “the importance of a carefully drafted and well balanced transactional document should not be overlooked as it sets out the primary level of protection for both buyers and sellers in the sale and purchase of shares. in turn a well-drafted share purchase agreement sets out the road map for a transaction and should serve to free the relevant parties of any ambiguity with regard to their respective rights obligations and responsibilities during the life cycle of the sale and purchase.”

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