IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

London headquartered multinational “Magic Circle” law firm Clifford Chance has offices in 23 countries. It opened its first office in the UAE in 1975 and now has office locations in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


Focuses / specialisms

The firm is a leader across all financial and corporate practice areas in UAE.

It has a top tier capital markets practice, which is active in debt equity and structured finance.

M&A is another clear area of focus for the firm, as its corporate team advises on a share of the market’s most complex, innovative, transactions in multiple sectors.


Key clients

Key recent clients include Al Khaliji Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), Port & Free Zone World FZE, DP World, Mubadala Investment Company, Mubadala Investment Company, Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions & Benefits Fund, Citigroup Global Markets, Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan Securities, Etihad Airways, Ahli Bank and Government of the Emirate of Sharjah.


Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)


"Strong work ethic, practical and balanced approach to problem-solving, utilising technical resources across the firm, relationship management, empathy."