• 20 Legal staff in Abu Dhabi
  • 200 Legal staff in the MENA region
  • 5 Offices and associated offices in the MENA region


Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms in the GCC with around 200 specialist lawyers and paralegals, operating as one unit across offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE; Riyadh in Saudi Arabia; Doha in Qatar; and Muscat in Oman.

Our approach is based on a successful formula that combines in-depth local expertise and know-how with international law firm operational standards.

Our Abu Dhabi office offers clients a full-service practice and has a solid history of acting for local and international family owned entities; multinationals; banks and financial institutions; all types of insurers; and oil, gas and power multinationals..

We 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, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

This office is also active in the infrastructure, hospitality, healthcare and education sectors, acting for key players in each industry. 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.

Other team work highlights include advising Varkey Group on the USD 200 million sale of its 44.39% stake in Emirates Healthcare and acting for Zurich on the negotiation of two bancassurance agreements allowing HSBC to distribute insurance products in the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain. We also advised China National Petroleum on a 30-year concession agreement with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) for the exploration and production of oil and gas in onshore and offshore blocks.


MENA Insurance Law Firm of the Year 2016
MENA Insurance Awards 2016
Clyde & Co wins at the Asian-MENA Counsel Firm of the Year awards 2015
Insurance & Reinsurance Law Firm of the Year 2015
Who's Who Legal 2015
UAE IP Firm of the Year
Managing IP Global Awards 2015
MENA Insurance Law Firm of the Year
MENA Insurance Awards 2015
Firm of the Year’ (UAE)
Asian-MENA 'Counsel in House Community' Awards 2012