Full service UAE law firm Al Tamimi & Co has a dedicated tax practice providing full legal services with 17 offices across nine Middle Eastern countries. The tax practice offers advice on contentious and non-contentious matters. The team specialises in assisting multinational and domestic clients on cross-border transactions, for advising on tax laws outside the UAE and on the local tax for inbound transactions. Its clients include MNEs, wealth funds, private equity groups, family offices, governments and more. Shiraz Khan heads the practice with the support of two associates.
Partner Alex Law is the leader for international and M&A tax for Deloitte in Dubai. He has more than 13 years’ experience advising clients on complex tax advisory regarding compliance for large multinational firms and family offices.
International law firm DLA Piper has established its tax practice in the Middle East following tax regulation changes. Ton Van Doremalen leads the firm’s expansion in the Gulf and has been providing tax advice over the past four years, focusing on cross-border tax structuring for private clients, Gulf Cooperation Council and corporate groups. Tax lawyer Wouter Kolkman focuses on indirect tax matters.
Big Four accounting firm KPMG Lower Gulf has been present in the lower Gulf since 1973 and has offices in the UAE and Oman. It is part of the KPMG alliance which entails KPMG Middle East and South Asia, Middle East, North Africa and SA, which allows access to more than 850 tax professionals and associates in 33 office locations. The UAE practice has four partners, seven directors and more than 60 tax specialists assisting in all legal matters including transfer pricing. Ashok Hariharan heads the tax practice.