• 18 legal staff in Abu Dhabi
  • 170 legal staff in the MENA region
  • 5 offices in the MENA region


Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms in the GCC with around 200 specialist lawyers and paralegals, operating as one unit across offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE; Riyadh in Saudi Arabia; Doha in Qatar; and Tripoli in Libya.

Our approach is based on a successful formula that combines in-depth local expertise and know-how with international law firm operational standards.

Our Abu Dhabi office offers clients a full-service practice and has a solid history of acting for local and international family owned entities; multinationals; banks and financial institutions; all types of insurers; and oil, gas and power multinationals..

We provide advice to corporate clients from all over the world, as well as to regional corporates and governments, on their operations throughout the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

This office is also active in the infrastructure, hospitality, healthcare and education sectors, acting for key players in each industry. We advised on a ground-breaking compulsory medical scheme for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and have advised on numerous high profile property projects and joint ventures in the Emirate.

Other team work highlights include advising Varkey Group on the USD 200 million sale of its 44.39% stake in Emirates Healthcare and acting for Zurich on the negotiation of two bancassurance agreements allowing HSBC to distribute insurance products in the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain. We also advised China National Petroleum on a 30-year concession agreement with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) for the exploration and production of oil and gas in onshore and offshore blocks.


Insurance Law firm of the year - MENA Insurance Awards 2014
MENA Insurance Awards 2014
Law Firm of the Year 2013 - 14 categories (UAE)
Asian-MENA Counsel In House Community Awards 2013