A thriving trade hub, Dubai's liberal, low-tax regime makes it a natural home to international investors of all types as well as to corporates looking to headquarter their Middle Eastern operations.
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.
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:
- Banking & finance (including Islamic finance)
- Corporate / Mergers & acquisitions
- Commercial contracts
- Dispute resolution
- Employment & incentives
- Foreign direct investment - please click here to request a copy of our guide to 'Establishing a presence in the UAE'.
- Information & communications technology
- Intellectual property
- Real estate
- Regulatory, governance & compliance
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.
Our Dubai office, alongside our London and Asian offices, 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.
Please also click here to request a copy of our guide to 'Establishing a presence in the UAE'.
Clyde & Co's DIFC office is registered with the Dubai Financial Services Authority.