LAWFUEL- The Law Firm News Wire – Clyde & Co, a leading international law firm in the Middle East, has been recognised as the top ranking commercial law firm in the UAE by the highly respected Legal 500 law directory (Europe, Middle East & Africa edition).
For the third consecutive year, Clyde & Co has secured the most top tier rankings in practice areas for the UAE in the directory.
Commenting on the rankings, Dubai based Clyde & Co partner, Anthony Garrod, said: “It is a pleasure to have been recognized once more, by clients and peers alike, for our expertise across practice areas that are so important to this region, which is an increasingly sophisticated market for legal services. Over many years of presence in Dubai and the broader MENA region we have built a strong reputation in many of these practice areas, and, looking ahead, we look forward to further developing ours and our clients’ expertise.’
Legal 500 (EMEA) is produced annually by UK-based publisher Legalease and is based on independent research among lawyers and their clients.
The 2007 edition awards Clyde & Co top ranking in six of the nine practice areas it features in, including corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, information technology, insurance, real estate & construction and shipping. This is a level of recognition not achieved by any other law firm in the region.
Clyde & Co’s information technology and shipping practices are again awarded sole leader status this year – the only firm in the UAE to receive top tier rankings in these categories.
The firm is also recognised for its expertise in banking & finance, projects & energy and intellectual property.
Wayne Jones, an insurance and reinsurance specialist and partner in Clyde & Co’s Abu Dhabi office, echoed the sentiments, adding, ‘We are determined to build on our success in this year’s Legal 500 rankings by further developing the depth and delivery of our service offering, continuing to provide our clients with the local, regional and international expertise they have come to expect from us.’
This current recognition follows Clyde & Co’s intellectual property (IP) practice being ranked as the top overall IP practice in the UAE by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine. Clyde & Co also won the 2006 ILO Client Choice Award for the UAE from International Law Office – an online media partner of both the International Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.