Clyde & Co Abu Dhabi helps clients to successfully grow and operate in the Middle East.

Clyde & Co enjoys an unrivalled position as one of the longest-standing international law firms in the Middle East. We established our first office in the UAE in 1989 and now have the largest presence of any international law firm in the Middle East with over 50 partners and 350 staff.

We have accumulated over 30 years of deep market knowledge and experience in the sectors in which our clients operate, with particular focus on insurance, energy, transport, infrastructure, marine and trade, as well as aviation, education, defence, finance, healthcare, hospitality, and technology.

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Partners

11

Lawyers

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Legal professionals

20

Total staff

International and domestic clients engage our lawyers across the full spectrum of their corporate and commercial needs, including company structuring and governance, policy setting and licensing arrangements, employment and Emiratisation issues, funding, procurement, intellectual property (IP), technology and general commercial contracts.

Our teams also help institutions manage the increased burden of compliance and provide recovery solutions and assistance when clients are faced with cash collection issues.

Notably, we advised on a ground-breaking compulsory medical scheme for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and have advised on numerous high profile property projects and joint ventures in the Emirate. Working with industry leaders in the region endorses our reputation for providing expert practical guidance on how to get things done in what can be a challenging market to navigate.

Clyde & Co enjoys an unrivalled position as one of the longest-standing international law firms in the Middle East, with over 50 partners and 350 staff. Our Abu Dhabi office complements a regional footprint that includes offices in Dubai in the UAE, Doha in Qatar, Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and Cairo in Egypt, providing a full-service commercial offering of local lawyers across key business sectors and practice areas.

Family Businesses

Over recent years, family-owned businesses in the Middle East have continued to experience exponential growth and success, with many having evolved into large and complex multinational conglomerates with an ever-increasing need for the best legal advice.

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What clients say

Clyde & Co is capable of handling the most complex and sophisticated issues in the region.

Chambers Global, UAE, 2024

They are well respected by insurers in a complex and evolving geography for litigation.

Legal 500 EMEA, UAE, 2024

The team’s strength is its regional coverage and strong local knowledge. The UAE corporate team is very pragmatic and knows what is expected to get filings with local authorities done.

Legal 500 EMEA, UAE, 2024

The team is very commercial and aware of client concerns and objectives.

Chambers Global, UAE, 2024

A pre-eminent firm in the UAE for all shipping, offshore energy and transportation matters, acting for some of the biggest players in the market including shipbuilders and owners, oil majors and energy companies, as well as government entities.

Legal 500 EMEA, UAE, 2023

They bring a level of understanding of the business risk in addition to the legal risks.

Legal 500 EMEA, UAE, 2023

Extremely good lawyers and very easy to deal with. Very effective at resolving disputes and always a great result. Brilliant in negotiations.

Legal 500 EMEA, UAE, 2022

They are very proactive in ensuring that they keep clients up to date on individual matters, but equally on developments in law that affect our business.

Chambers Global, UAE, 2022

They are very attentive and quick to react. They understand our business and have developed strong relationships with us.

Chambers Global, UAE, 2022

Distinctions récentes

International Law Firm of the Year

Women in Law Awards 2024

Middle East Law Firm of the Year Dispute Resolution

Chambers Middle East Awards 2024

UAE Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year

Chambers Middle East Awards 2024

UAE Law Firm of the Year

Who’s Who Legal Awards 2024

Shipping and Transport Firm of the Year

The Legal 500 (Legalease) Middle East and North Africa Awards 2024

Law Firm of the Year

MENA IR Awards 2024

Employment Team of the Year

The Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2023

International Litigation Firm of the Year - UAE

Chambers Middle East Awards 2023

Construction Law Firm of the Year - UAE

Chambers Middle East Awards 2023

UAE Gold Tier Firm

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 - 2023

Law Firm of the Year

Middle East Insurance Industry Award 2022

Insurance Team of the Year

The Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2022

UAE Law Firm of the Year

Who’s Who Legal Awards 2023

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