Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Establishes Presence in UAE’s ADGM 

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), a prominent law firm in India, has made a significant announcement regarding its expansion into the global arena with the establishment of its presence in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This strategic move signifies CAM’s entry into the dynamic and thriving international financial landscape of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

ADGM stands as one of the largest financial districts globally, boasting a diverse spectrum of businesses ranging from sovereign wealth funds and financial institutions to asset management firms, fintech startups, corporations, and professional services entities. With its strategic location and robust regulatory framework, ADGM presents an ideal platform for CAM to extend its reach into the Middle East region and beyond. 

CAM’s decision to set up operations in ADGM underscores its commitment to serving clients with interests in India and the UAE, facilitating seamless access to legal expertise across borders. As CAM becomes established within ADGM, it aims to position itself as the preferred legal service provider for entities in the UAE seeking guidance on Indian law matters. 

Cyril Shroff, Managing Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (pictured) said, “Our establishment of presence in the UAE is a part of the Firm’s larger strategic view of global practice and the United Arab Emirates as a thriving hub for global business. It shows our commitment to the region and its prospects for collaboration. The United Arab Emirates and Abu Dhabi specifically is a key focus for us with immense potential and growth opportunities. Particularly in view of the increasing co-operation between India and the UAE. We have received our commercial license to establish a presence in ADGM. This move would assist the Firm’s domestic and international clientele.” 

CAM Middle East, the newly established arm of the firm, will focus on providing comprehensive legal advice tailored to the requirements of clients, particularly in the areas of commercial and corporate law, as well as arbitration. Leveraging its deep-rooted expertise in Indian law, CAM Middle East aims to deliver specialized services encompassing investment funds, banking and finance, taxation, trusts, arbitration, financial regulatory compliance, insolvency, antitrust, insurance, technology, media, telecommunications, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), and intellectual property. 

Strategically located at Al Sila Tower, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Al Maryah Island, CAM Middle East will serve as a hub for delivering high-quality legal services to clients operating in the region.  

To lead CAM Middle East effectively, the firm has assembled a team of seasoned legal professionals, including individuals relocating from India and others with existing expertise in the region.  

With this strategic move, CAM strengthens its global footprint, adding ADGM to its existing network of six offices in India and international branches in IFSC (GIFT City) and Singapore.