In the first episode of our quarterly video series, The DIFC Perspective, we invited Robin Abraham, Managing Partner at Clifford Chance Middle East, and Gary Watts, Partner and Head of Corporate Commercial at Al Tamimi & Co., to discuss the factors impacting Family Businesses in the MEASA region.

During their breakfast meeting, our speakers shared their views on:

  • What challenges and opportunities face family business globally, versus in the region
  • What the framework for a well-governed and effectively operating family business should look like
  • How to ensure succession plans can be sharia’a compliant 
  • Key considerations for family businesses when undergoing an intergenerational shift


Written by Staff Writer

A collection of thoughts from the DIFC, these articles cannot be attributed to just one person. We have carefully curated insights from across the company – and at times contributions from our clients – to give you a snapshot of our perspectives on financial services in the MEASA region.