Sunil Thacker



Partner at STA





  About Us


We thank you for visiting this profile. We are a research-based legal & tax counsellors with representatives and associates in the Middle East, South East Asia, and United Kingdom. Our firm, works closely with international law firms, consulting firms, accounting firms, investment bankers, and venture capitalists worldwide to provide our clients with complete legal solution(s).


We have been involved in advising Government, public sector undertakings, and private corporations in the Middle East and Asia. Mr. Sunil Thacker was a special invitee for advising the Government of India in drafting the Information Technology [IT] law. In representative capacity, Mr. Sunil has advised the Middle East government in Dubai on corporate laws. He is a prominent featured law expert on Dubai media which includes the Dubai Radio , TV amidst newspapers, websites and tabloids. We have worked on some of the biggest turnkey projects in the Middle East, and South East Asia. Our International tax consulting division specializes in advising firms on international corporate law aspects, providing opinions on regulations generally, M&A and tax planning.


  Our Team


Our team advises on corporate and commercial law matters including incorporation of companies throughout the Middle East, property and construction related matters, and providing escrow related assistance and advice. We have advised overseas and domestic clients on matters pertaining to cross border acquisitions, formation of companies in Middle East, South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan and India), and represent a wide variety of clients for drafting and filing of patent claims. Our team members have significant experience in the area of international tax aspects and legal issues arising out of valuation of companies pursuant to a merger and/or amalgamation.

We have been involved in advising state government of India to review the law on information and technology. We do solicit inquiries pertaining to international e-commerce regulations, online payment mechanism(s)and regulatory approvals before the European Union and other south East Asian countries. In representative capacity, we have also advised the government of United Arab Emirates on corporate law matters. Our professional services have also been extended to some of the biggest turnkey projects in the Middle East and Asia.

  Advisory Jurisdictions


  • Middle East - Dubai, Qatar (Doha), Bahrain and Oman
  • Asia - India, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand
  • Europe - UK, Austria, France and Sweeden

Whilst Middle East and Asia are the core focus areas of our practice, we have recently established a representative agreement with our affiliate firms in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. We provide information on the general market, the market sentiments to specific line of business, the real estate development besides providing legal and regulatory advice in the areas of business law, franchise contracts, acquisition and take-over of companies, setting up of new companies and international tax related aspect(s).

  Practice Areas

  • Corporate -

    Our corporate practice area covers advising clients on Mergers and acquisitions (domestic as well as cross-border), Corporate structuring and regulatory advice, company formation in Dubai, Franchise laws, Capital Markets, Commercial contracts and Employment regulations.

  • Construction and Real estate -

    Our lawyers are trained with an in-depth experience in the Real Estate law and have handled several turnkey projects including advisory on man-made islands, leisure and residential sectors, office and retail sectors including mixed use and urban regeneration projects. We also handle - Site assembly (including statutory procedures such as CPO and appropriation); - planning; - construction procurement; - financing; - negotiating with investors, contractors, and third parties; and

  • Banking and Finance -

    We advise on all aspects of banking and finance including Project Finance, Asset Finance, Islamic Finance, Guarantee arrangements, Securitisation, Incorporation and licensing aspects related with financial institutions and financial intermediaries.

  • GCC Travel Laws and Regulations -

    Our professional advice covers a range of travel issues from drafting conditions of business for package travels, advising wholesale travel companies, travel insurance regulations in Middle East and GCC, personal injury, spoil holiday claims and litigation advisory.

  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution -

    Our attorneys provide legal services in UAE litigation for civil as well as criminal. The firm's first-hand approach is to first try and resolve disputes without approaching the courts or arbitrtation forums and consider all available opportunities to settle the matters even in cases where court proceedings may have been commecnced. Our lawyers are well acquainted and trained to the approach assumed by the GCC judicial system.

  • Other Practice Areas -

    Other practice areas include advising on construction and commercial property, Energy projects, Aviation, Shipping, Healthcare, Life sciences, Dubiotech and Maritime laws..




Contact Us

Sunil Thacker Associates

1904, Boulevard Plaza Tower I

Opposite Burj Khalifa

Downtwon Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 360 7311

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