Clyde & Co selected as UAE ‘Firm of the Year’ for both Real Estate and Litigation

LAWFUEL – The Legal News Wire – Asian-Counsel magazine has named Clyde & Co as ‘Firm of the Year 2007’ for the UAE in the areas of Real Estate and Litigation respectively. Clyde & Co is the largest international law firm in the UAE.

Asian-Counsel Firms of the Year are selected annually on the basis of votes and testimonials of senior in-house counsel across Asia and the UAE. Participants are asked which law firms are their preferred external partners.

Clyde & Co’s regional real estate practice includes experts in the fields of development work, real estate projects, property finance, hotel/hospitality and construction, operating across the firm’s Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha offices. The firm’s expertise across this sector was further recognised earlier this year when it was named as one of only two ‘leading’ firms in the area of property & construction in the UAE by the highly regarded Legal 500 legal directory.

Alexis Waller of Clyde & Co’s Real Estate team commented, “This is great recognition for the hard work put in by every member of our construction and real estate teams. The market here is just starting to move to the next level of sophistication which, along with the ongoing implementation of new legislation, makes it an exciting time to be involved in so many projects.”

Clyde & Co also has the largest dedicated dispute resolution team of any international law firm in the GCC. The firm is known internationally as one of the world’s leading dispute resolution firms and as a leading player for complex, international disputes. Much of the work the dispute resolution group undertakes is confidential, but recent matters in the Middle East have included a multi-billion dollar oil arbitration on behalf of the Ministry of Oil and Minerals in Yemen (for the Yemeni Government), and advising in relation to a US$1 billion DIAC arbitration arising from the failure of a large property development in the UAE.

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Notes to editors:
Middle East: Clyde & Co is the largest international law firm in the GCC with over 95 lawyers and paralegals in offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE, and in Doha, Qatar.

The firm, which has been ranked as the top law firm in the UAE for the third successive year by the international legal directory ‘Legal 500’, is one of the few law firms in the region with a ‘full service’ capability and has particular strengths in aerospace, banking & finance, cross-border trade & investment, intellectual property, international arbitration, trade disputes, mergers & acquisitions, corporate & commercial law, shipping, insurance, media & telecommunications, energy, capital markets, real estate & construction, and technology.

International offices: Clyde & Co is a leading international law firm with over 1,100 employees worldwide. The firm has offices in Abu Dhabi, Caracas, Doha, Dubai, Guildford, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, Nantes, New York, Paris, Piraeus, Rio De Janeiro, Shanghai and Singapore and associate offices in Belgrade and St Petersburg. The firm also has an exclusive co-operation agreement with a major law office in Iraq.

For further information about Clyde & Co in the Middle East please contact
Clinton Swan – Business Development & Marketing Manager (Middle East Region)
Clyde & Co
Tel: +971 4 312 8568
[email protected]

For further international information about Clyde & Co please contact
Lisa Mercer – Head of Communications, London
Clyde & Co
Tel: +44 (0)20 7648 1981
[email protected]

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