Office Address

Phone Number

+974 4496 7434

Mobile Number

+974 5507 0776

Fax Number

+974 4496 7412

Email Address


Kelly O'Connor
+974 44967434

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Clyde & Co

Main Office Address

PO Box 7001
Rolex Tower
Sheikh Zayed Road
United Arab Emirates

Office Locations

Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh

Firm Phone Number

+971 4 384 4000

Firm Fax Number

+971 4 384 4004

Personal Background

Emma is a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 12 years' experience.  Having been based in Qatar for 10 years, Emma incorporates her extensive knowledge of the local law when advising both local and international clients.  Emma advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including local establishment by way of joint venture, employment and immigration, banking and finance, providing regulatory advice in relation to the establishment of businesses in the Qatar Financial Centre, advising on IPOs, pre IPO funding and corporate restructuring matters.

While working in Qatar, Emma has spent six months on secondment to Qatar Telecom (Qtel) QSC, assisting in the start up of a Gulf Corporate Council telecommunications company.

Emma joined Clyde & Co in October 2007, having previously worked for another international law firm for six years, both in London and Qatar.  Prior to that Emma worked for Price Waterhouse for eight years in both audit and corporate recovery. 

Firm Background

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:

  • Selected as the "Most Responsive International Firm" by Asian Counsel 2010
  • "Strength in depth demonstrates the firm's credibility and in core markets" – Chambers Global 2010
  • "A 'highly efficient and dedicated approach' to serving clients." - Chambers Global 2009 

Firm Practice Areas

  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance / Financial Services
  • Capital Markets
  • Construction, Projects & Infrastructure
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Debt Recovery
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy
  • Employment & Labour Law
  • Establishment, Agency & Franchising
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • Hotels & Hospitality
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate & Property
  • Regulatory
  • Shipping & Transportation
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)

These services are underpinned by outstanding in-house translation and government liaison teams.