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 40 partners and 300 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.
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.
Our Abu Dhabi office complements a regional footprint that includes offices in Dubai in the UAE, Doha in Qatar, and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, providing a full-service commercial offering of local lawyers across most business sectors and practice areas.
Clyde & Co attracts praise for its ability to ‘understand the client’s business requirements in order to give appropriate legal advice’
Legal 500 2018
They provide commercially pragmatic legal advice, they are very responsive and focused on client service.
Chambers Global 2018
They are very much hands-on, personable and have deep sector knowledge. Importantly, they are very focused and get the best out of the team.
Chambers Global 2018
Middle East Insurance Industry Awards 2021
Middle East Insurance Industry Awards 2020
MENA Insurance Awards 2021
Education Investor Awards 2020