Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms in the GCC with around 170 specialist lawyers and paralegals, operating as one unit across offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE; Doha in Qatar; Tripoli in Libya; and via an associated office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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.