Global law firm Clyde & Co was named "UAE Construction Law Firm of the Year" and "Saudi Arabia Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year" at the prestigious Chambers Middle East Awards 2021.
Middle East Senior Partner Jonathan Silver also received the Lifetime Achievement award to honour his career and outstanding contributions to the legal profession in the UAE.
These awards further reinforce the firm's leading position in the Middle East and confirms the breadth and depth of Clyde & Co's offering and sector specialisms in the region. In the past 12 months, the firm grew its Projects & Construction practice by adding Partner Beau McLaren and acted on a series of high profile matters, including advising major international contractors on the construction of the $3 billion Midfield Terminal Building at Abu Dhabi International Airport and on many of Saudi Arabia's giga-projects as part of the Vision 2030 initiative. The firm has also advised on several key large and complex disputes in Saudi Arabia, including on claims and disputes under EPC contracts on major mining infrastructure projects and on one of the biggest insurance cases in the history of Saudi's Insurance Disputes Committee.
Mark Blanksby, Chairman of the MEA Board of Clyde & Co, comments: "We are delighted to have been recognised by Chambers and Partners for these awards. It is a testament to the continued growth of our business across sectors and geographies in the Middle East and to the dedication and quality of our people. Businesses in the Middle East and around the world have faced exceptional uncertainty due to COVID-19 in the past year, and we have been very proud to help our clients throughout and are focused on their evolving needs going forward."
Now in their second year, the Chambers Middle East awards recognise a law firm’s pre-eminence in key jurisdictions in the Middle East region. They also reflect achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. They honour the work of national and international law firms across the Middle East and based on the research for the recent edition of Chambers Middle East.
Clyde & Co has the largest presence and is one of most experienced international law firms in the Middle East with over 40 partners and 300 staff, based full time in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE, Doha in Qatar, and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. The firm supports international investors and local organisations throughout the wider region with a full-service offering of local specialists across most business sectors and areas of law, including commercial, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, international arbitration, finance & banking, insurance, projects & construction, real estate, regulatory & investigations, and technology.