David re-joined Clyde & Co in March 2007 having previously been a partner there for some twelve years. He is based in the firm’s Doha office and advises on English and Qatar Law.
A Corporate and Commercial Lawyer, David has been in Qatar for over 5 years and has extensive experience advising on energy projects, as well as a broad range of banking, construction, employment and sponsorship related matters. He has also worked extensively for the Qatar Financial Centre and has assisted in drafting the legislation establishing the QFC and subsequent rules and regulations including the QFC’s employment regulations
Clyde & Co’s first office in the Middle East was established in 1989, following many years of regional client involvement. Today Clyde & Co is the largest international law firm in the GCC with over 150 specialist lawyers and paralegals, operating as one unit across offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE, Doha in Qatar and via an associated office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Our Middle Eastern offices provide advice to corporate clients from all over the world, as well as to regional corporates and governments, on their operations throughout the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. Our approach in the region is based on a successful formula which combines in-depth local expertise and know-how with international law firm standards. Consequently, through independent research and assessment, industry analysts have endorsed Clyde & Co as the pre-eminent law firm in the region:
Ranked in 2008 as the top law firm in the UAE for the fourth successive year by the international legal directory ‘Legal 500’.
Selected in 2008 as the ‘Most Innovative Firm in Dubai’ by the members of the Dubai Corporate Counsel Group (DCCG) for the IFLR Middle East Awards
The 2008 edition of the respected Chambers Global legal directory names more Clyde & Co lawyers as leaders in their areas of expertise across the GCC than any other firm in the region.