Trowers & Hamlins is one of the largest international law firms in the United Arab Emirates, with offices in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. In Abu Dhabi, the firm acts for clients on a wide range of projects, corporate and commercial matters, and has particular expertise in major infrastructure projects and in advising on oil and gas, corporate transactions and private equity investments.
Our clients include international and local companies active in the energy, retail, construction, real estate development, education, health, infrastructure, investment banking, IT and defence sectors. We act for Government departments and advise a prominent Abu Dhabi public sector client on the full range of its IT procurement.
We represent a number of oil, gas and energy companies in connection with the development of specific projects in the UAE and are particularly familiar with the complex shareholding structures governing the presence of international operating companies in Abu Dhabi. We have acted, or are acting, as lead counsel to the developers of a number of the most prominent projects in the region including the Shuweihat S1 independent power and water project, the Taweelah A2 independent power and water project, the Borouge petrochemicals project and the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone. We also act on corporate acquisitions, mergers, restructurings and disposals and work closely with the firm's Dubai office on UAE-wide matters.