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Clyde & Co operates as a single unit across
the Middle East, with offices in Abu Dhabi and
Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Doha in
Qatar, and with an associated office in Riyadh
in Saudi Arabia. The firm formalised its
presence in the Middle East in 1989 after many
years of client activity in the region. Today, the
firm is recognised by the market as one of the
major international law firms in the Middle East.
Internationally, Clyde & Co is particularly
well known for its expertise in relation to
international trade, emerging markets and
high-profile or difficult dispute resolution work.
The firm’s core sectors of focus are aviation,
energy, infrastructure, insurance, professional
services, shipping and trade.
Our strategy and wholehearted
commitment is to be the best and most
complete provider of legal services to
businesses engaged in our core sectors.
Supplying the commodities that drive the
world economy
We specialise in acquisition, production,
finance, sale and purchase, regulation and
trading across all commodity classes. From
our offices in the key trading zones, we act
for owners, operators, mining companies, oil
majors, independents, support companies,
processors, manufacturers, banks, trading
houses, consortia, governments, trade finance
institutions and consumer goods companies.
In recent years our energy team has grown
significantly, building on our established
dispute capability to cover a wide range of
transactional disciplines. Our reputation is
well known and we are continually ranked
in the top tier of law firms specialising
in commodities.
Developing the infrastructure that keeps
the commercial world turning
Our construction, projects and real estate
experts are based across our global network
and advise on some of the world’s most high-
profile and complex infrastructure work. We
are proud of our reputation as sector specialists,
focusing on transport infrastructure, energy
and utilities, development and regeneration,
hospitality, retail and social infrastructure. Our
work in these sectors spans all procurement
methods, including public-private partnerships
and private finance initiative structures, as well
as international project finance and dispute
resolution, enabling us to advise across the
lifecycle of all types of major project.
Advising the professionals and institutions
that serve commerce and society
We are the acknowledged leaders in the area
of professional liability. The combined firm’s
focus on lawyers, accountants, property and
construction professionals, brokers, financial
institutions, and media and IT professionals,
and the degree of specialisation entailed in
this, set us apart. We offer clients worldwide
coverage that matches their risk profiles.
In the United Kingdom, the combined firm
also has a leading position in supporting the
emergency services, health practitioners
and local authorities that underpin society.
Enabling the transportation of goods and
people around the world
The merged firm of Clyde & Co and Barlow
Lyde & Gilbert is a market leader in
transportation. We support global logistics
companies and act for trading companies and
end users on their supply chain management.
We operate in every area of transportation,
including road, rail, marine and aviation.
In marine transportation we cover the entire
range of wet and dry, contentious and non-
contentious matters, with expertise across the
sector in ship finance, shipbuilding, liquefied
natural gas and oil transportation, commercial
operation, charterparty arrangements,
warehousing, cargo recoveries and casualty.
Clyde & Co remains the world’s leading
aviation law firm, with a global network and
depth of specialism in finance, regulation,
commercial operation and liability that no
other firm can match.
Backing the insurers and reinsurers
that underwrite commercial endeavour
The merged firm of Clyde & Co and Barlow
Lyde & Gilbert combines the two market-
leading insurance and reinsurance law firms,
providing the market with the most pre-eminent
lawyers and strength in depth across all
business lines, including aviation, casualty
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