In a region of huge potential, large-scale investment and multiple regional projects, Clyde & Co's Abu Dhabi office provides premium legal services to the local business community and beyond.
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 160 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 Middle East offices 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 and Indian subcontinent. Our approach in the region is based on a successful formula which combines in-depth local expertise and know-how with international law firm standards.
Our Abu Dhabi office has a solid history in acting for local and international family owned entities; corporates and multinationals; government bodies; banks and financial institutions; all types of insurer; and oil, gas and power multinationals.
We are also particularly active in Abu Dhabi in the infrastructure, hospitality, healthcare and education sectors acting for key players in each industry. We advised on a groundbreaking compulsory medical scheme for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as well as having advised on numerous high profile property projects and joint ventures in the Emirate.
Together with Clyde & Co’s global sector strengths in international trade; infrastructure; aviation; insurance; energy; shipping and transportation, our core areas of expertise in the region include:
- Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions
- Dispute resolution
- Employment & incentives
- Real estate
- Regulatory, governance & compliance
- Intellectual property
- Information & communications technology
- Banking & finance (including Islamic Finance)
- Commercial contracts
- Foreign Direct Investment - please click here to request a copy of our guide 'Establishing a presence in the UAE'
These services are underpinned by our outstanding in-house translation and government liaison services.
Please contact us to find out more about any of our regional expertise areas.
Please also click here to request a copy of our guide 'Establishing a presence in the UAE'