Goswami & Nigam LLP, a boutique law firm based in India, has recently announced the opening of its new office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This strategic move represents a significant milestone for the firm as it seeks to extend its expertise and cater to clients in the UAE and the wider Middle East region. The UAE office will operate under a federal license issued by UAE, that entitles the firm to render legal advisory and consultancy services in all seven emirates of the UAE.

Founded by Himanshu Goswami and Nishant Nigam, the firm specialises in Company Law, Corporate Advisory, Foreign Direct Investment, Cross Border Transactions, Intellectual Property Laws, Dispute Resolution including Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Laws, Real Estate Law, Employment & Labour Laws, and Consumer Laws.

Elated on expanding the international footprint, Co-Founder & Partner, Himanshu Goswami, stated, “Many of our Indian clients have been expanding their operations globally, including in the UAE. As a result, there is a huge demand from our clients, particularly in the Middle East. Our presence in Dubai will cater to their legal and commercial requirements. Also, India and the UAE share strong economic ties, with significant bilateral trade and investment. Dubai, in particular, is a major business hub and we look forward to tapping into this vibrant business ecosystem.”

Co-Founder and Partner, Nishant Nigam, further added, “The Firm is growing its presence in the area of international arbitration and Dubai has fast become a neutral seat for a considerable number of such arbitrations. Hence, the move. Dubai’s strategic location, along with its pro-business environment and economic diversification efforts, make it an appealing choice for businesses and entrepreneurs to explore new opportunities. We have to keep up with the growing requirements of our clients who have expanded their presence internationally – both in Dubai and other regions to which Dubai serves as a gateway – including the entire Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia regions.”

The firm, in addition to strengthening its international arbitration practice also intends to bolster its transactional practice. The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) are renowned institutions for resolving commercial disputes. However, DIFC also is a hub for all financial and commercial activities including setting up of financial and private equity funds based out of Dubai. The Firm is hopeful to leverage its presence by assisting in financial fund setup and management since it already boasts of having executed such assignments in the past.  Additionally, the firm will also provide comprehensive IP portfolio management services, offering clients strategic guidance and protection for their intellectual property assets in the said jurisdiction.

About Goswami & Nigam LLP

Goswami & Nigam LLP was established in 2020 by Himanshu Goswami and Nishant Nigam. The firm operates out of four (4) domestic offices in Gurgaon, Delhi, Chandigarh and Bengaluru and now has an international presence with its office in the UAE. Both Himanshu and Nishant bring a wealth of experience in their respective fields and have been recognized in some of the key global publications like The Legal 500, Forbes, Asialaw and Benchmark Litigation.

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