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AltaClaro Jan 3, 2019 6:56:36 PM 4 min read

The Ultimate Guide to M&A in the Middle East

The Middle East has become a hotbed of deal activity, but many of its unique features remain unknown to attorneys and executives without direct experience in the region. AltaClaro sat down with Hessam Kalantar of Kalantar Business Law Group to get his insights.

 The result is this unique 10-part video guide in which Hessam shares the wisdom and experience he has gained from many years practicing in the region. Topics covered include:

  • Free economic zones
  • Foreign ownership restrictions
  • Due diligence nuances
  • Government approvals
  • Current market deal terms
  • Government reforms
  • Choice of law issues
  • Approaches to negotiating representations and warranties
  • Approaches to negotiating seller indemnifications
  • Dealing with disclosures, closings and timing of risk transfer 




Hessam Kalantar is admitted to the Bars of New York, USA and Ontario, Canada.  He has almost twenty years of firm and in-house practice experience in Canada, the US and the Middle East, including at some of the most pre-eminent global law firms. In New York and Dubai Hessam has worked on matters in diverse areas such as private equity, venture capital, financing and restructuring transactions, syndicated lending, company and fund formation, investment exits, and technology transactions.