Gowling WLG expands its presence in the UAE and MENA Region

Global law firm Gowling WLG has strengthened its presence in the MENA Region with the opening of a new office in Abu Dhabi. The firm’s has been operating out of its MENA regional office in Dubai since 2007. 

Gowling WLG’s UAE team includes multilingual lawyers who combine international expertise with local knowledge and influence supporting clients across sector and practice areas including tech, intellectual property, energy and infrastructure and corporate and commercial. 

David Fennell, Chief Executive of Gowling WLG (UK), said: “We have considerable experience and strength in the Middle East and establishing an office presence in Abu Dhabi is a natural step in order to bolster our services for our clients.” 

With the firm’s Abu Dhabi clients already accounting for 30% of the firm’s revenue in the UAE, Tim Casben (pictured), Head of Gowling WLG in the UAE, added: “Opening an office in Abu Dhabi is an important step for us and is driven by the significant increase in work that we have been winning in the city. Abu Dhabi represents a clear opportunity for Gowling WLG. The UAE is at the forefront of innovation and sustainable development and has ambitious plans for growth. Our key target sectors of tech, infrastructure and IP in the Middle East are perfectly aligned with the UAE’s ambitions for the future. The opening of our office in Abu Dhabi will enable us to be closer to a number of our core clients and we look forward to building our presence in the capital.”