• 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 200 legal staff 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.

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