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Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Investing in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) opens interesting business opportunities. Yet, the complex legal and tax frameworks within the region present many challenges. Whether you are an international company or financial institution investing in the region or a MENA-based organisation expanding into the global market, you can rely on expert legal and tax advice from the Loyens & Loeff MENA team.


Foreign Investors in MENA

As a foreign investor in MENA, your enterprise will benefit from our vast experience and local expertise. You can count on us to help you avoid pitfalls and take advantage of some of the region’s unique tax and legal structures, such as minimum ownership rules and free zones within the UAE.

Advice for MENA-based Investors

MENA-based enterprises, from sovereign wealth funds, corporates and family-owned businesses to private equity funds and financial institutions, turn to us for tax, legal and regulatory advice when investing outside the region. Our full range of services covers key areas from joint ventures, M&A and cross-border investments, to establishing a European headquarters, setting up investment funds, tax compliance, and more.

Investing in Iran

The implementation of the JCPOA allowed foreign investors to explore new opportunities within the Iranian market, although numerous restrictions and complex regulations still applied. Several events have led to increased uncertainties for foreign investors again though. Safeguard your business with legal and tax advice from the local experts in the Loyens & Loeff MENA team.

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News - 22 February 2019 - Global

European Parliament approves screening of foreign direct investments into the EU

On 14 February 2019 the European Parliament approved an European wide framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the EU (the Regulation)....
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