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The firm: Davidson & Co is a Dubai-headquartered firm providing a full range of legal services to SME’s, high-net-worth individuals and other private clients throughout the UAE, the Middle East and North Africa.

Davidson & Co has been active in the Middle East for over 10 years, founded by Jonathon Davidson, who is regarded as a leader in commercial disputes, having successfully represented clients in multimillion-dollar high-profile cases before the Dubai World Tribunal. The team, including UK and Russian qualified lawyers, collectively has over 50 years’ experience in the UAE, both in private practice with respected local and international law firms, and in industry. The firm’s mix of lawyers from all around the world means that it can accommodate clients by operating in a myriad of languages including; English, Russian, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, French, Chinese Cantonese and Mandarin.

Davidson & Co is renowned as a solutions-focused practitioner, offering a high-quality, cost effective alternative for major corporates, financial institutes and multinationals. Each member of the team strives to understand the needs of clients, to add value wherever possible, and to ensure ongoing development and success.

Areas of practice: Davidson & Co is a boutique law firm which prides itself in the ability to offer a full service to clients rather than being restricted to operate within a particular discipline of the law. The firm’s main practice areas include; Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Construction, Private Client, Employment, Corporate, and Commercial.

Since inception, Davidson & Co has been at the forefront of commercial litigation in the Dubai World Tribunal and Dubai International Financial Centre courts. The Dispute Resolution and Litigation team has a wealth of experience in the UAE and wider Middle East and has been described in The Legal 500 as ‘highly competent’. The firm has acted in numerous multimillion-dollar arbitrations before the DIAC, the DIFC-LCIA, the ICC and other leading international arbitration centres.

Davidson & Co boasts a strong private client department to meet the particular needs of local and international ultra high-net-worth individuals and families, providing creative and comprehensive solutions. Andrew Young, Davidson & Co’s head of private client services, who features amongst the top 50 private client advisors globally in the prestigious Citywealth Leaders List, has over 30 years’ experience advising wealthy individuals, families and family offices in relation to both personal and business assets of a complex nature.  Under Andrew’s management, the firm can provide international estate and wealth planning; offshore trust and corporate structuring; asset protection; next generation planning; family office advisory and support services. This makes Davidson & Co one of the very few firms in Dubai offering a distinct private client area of practice, which is relatively new to the region. The firm is also actively involved in drafting and registration of Wills for individuals at the DIFC Wills Service Centre.

The firm regularly advises on all areas of the UAE Labour Law and the DIFC Employment Law, and acts for both private individuals and local and international companies across a range of sectors, both onshore or within the free zones.

In addition, the firm has also been continuously recognised for its outstanding Corporate Department which leads the SME advisory market in advising on the formation of local companies, the establishment of branch and representative offices of foreign companies, commercial agencies, sponsorship and related arrangements including recommending and advising in relation to trusted UAE business partners. The firm also advises clients in the areas of corporate acquisitions, sales and restructuring.

  • Other offices

  • Geneva

  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Farsi
  • Urdu
  • Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
  • Member
  • LegaLink
  • British Business Group
  • IFG

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