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Florian A. Maier-Leonhardt
Florian's profile
Attorney at Law (“Rechtsanwalt”, Germany)
Legal Consultant (United Arab Emirates)

+971 (0) 50 9437050
ML@mideastlaw.de

Offices: Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah

Areas of Advice

Florian Maier-Leonhardt is an experienced corporate and commercial private practice consultant, advising clients on their national and international transactions with focus on the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman. He is acting as a legal business partner, being strongly committed to render strategic, pragmatic and commercial driven legal advice.

Florian Maier-Leonhardt is heading and coordinating interdisciplinary and multicultural teams, also with regard to litigation & arbitration procedures. He furthermore advises clients on Offset Regimes / Partnership for Development.

Focus:

  • Civil, Corporate &Commercial Law (M&A, Joint Ventures, Company Formation, Corporate (Re-) Structuring)
  • Commercial Agency & Distributorship Law
  • Foreign Investment Law
  • Labour Law
  • Corporate Housekeeping & Compliance
  • Tender Law
  • Offset Regimes / Partnership for Development (Oman)


Professional background

Florian Maier-Leonhardt has lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman since 2006. He was working with international German and US law firms in their Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat offices and on self-employed basis in cooperation with local firms in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman.


Education

  • Studies in Law, Bayreuth University
  • Advanced Studies in Business Administration, Economics, Accountancy and HR & HR-Management, Bayreuth University
  • Studies in Law, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
  • First State Exam (State Surpreme Court, Düsseldorf, Germany)
  • Second State Exam (State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

 

Admissions & Professional Activities

  • Munich Bar Association (Rechtsanwalt)
  • Legal Consultant (United Arab Emirates)
  • Head of Legal Council, German Emirates Club


Languages

German, English


Publications & Lectures

Florian Maier-Leonhardt regularly publishes articles and is a frequent speaker on Middle Eastern business laws in the German and English language.

  • „Handbuch Internationales Handelsvertreterrecht”, Handelsvertreterrecht des Sultanats Oman, (Bundesanzeiger Verlag, 3. Auflage)
  • Offset im Oman: „Partnership for Development“ (PfD), German Emirates Club, February 2017
  • Omans Jebel Ali: Ein Überblick über die Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm, German Emirates Club, March 2015
  • Änderung im Omanischen Handelsvertreterrecht: “Royal Decree 34/14 amending the Omani Commercial Agency Law”, German Emirates Club, February 2015
  • Double Taxation Agreement: Switzerland and Oman, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Client Alert 2015-08
  • Overview of the Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Client Alert 2015-02
  • New Regulations on Traffic Violations, Lex Arabiae, Volume XII Issue 2
  • Meaning of Diyah and its Calculation in the Islamic Law, Lex Arabiae, Volume XII Issue 1
  • Basics of Tortuous Liability in Saudi Arabia, Lex Arabiae, Volume XI Issue 4
  • Basics of Tortous Liability in the United Arab Emirates, Lex Arabiae, Volume XI Issue 3

 

  • Legal Forum Dubai, Lecture: „Vermeidbare Fehler bei der Vertragsgestaltung“, November 2017
  • Presenter, Legal Forum Dubai, November 2017
  • VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau) – AK Außenwirtschaft, Lecture: „Entwicklung des Bergbausektors und Wirtschaftsrechtliche Grundlagen – Sultanat Oman & Vereinigte Arabische Emirate“, July 2015
  • Austrian Economic, Trade and Commercial Delegation in Muscat (Advantage Austria), Lecture: „Wirtschaftsrechtliche Grundlagen – Sultanat Oman“, June 2015
  • Legal Forum Dubai, Lecture: „Rechtssystem im Oman“, May 2015
  • AHK German Industry and Commerce, Lecture: „Wirtschaftsrechtliche Grundlagen – Sultanat Oman & Vereinigte Arabische Emirate“, February 2015
  • IHK Frankfurt/Main, Wirtschaftstag Oman, Lecture: „Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für deutsche Unternehmen im Sultanat Oman“, May 2014