• 116 legal staff in Dubai
  • 170 legal staff in the MENA region
  • 5 offices in the MENA region


Clyde & Co’s first office in the Middle East was established in 1989, following many years of regional client involvement. Today Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms in the GCC with around 150 legal staff 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.

The office provides advice to corporate clients from all over the world on their operations throughout the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. Our approach combines in-depth local expertise and know-how with international law firm standards.

Our dispute resolution team operates a heavyweight contentious practice with extensive regional reach. They have substantial experience in handling a broad swathe of high-profile cases, and have widely recognised competencies in construction, insurance, shipping and employment disputes.

These services are underpinned by our outstanding in-house translation and government liaison services.

Our Dubai office is also active in advising on legal matters relating to India for a diverse base of clients across the region, including foreign and direct investment, M&A and banking. A close relationship with our associate firm in India ensures that a seamless service is delivered.


UAE Client Choice Award
International Law office (ILO) in association with Lexology 2014
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
Most Responsive ‘International Firm of the Year’ - UAE 2012 and 2013
Asian-MENA Counsel In House Community Awards 2012 and 2013
Construction Law Firm of the Year
ALB Middle East Law Awards 2012