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        About Us

        We are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. Like us, our clients recognise that the world is changing fast and the old rules no longer apply. That’s why we’re always finding agile ways to tackle new challenges together. But we don’t simply claim to be different. We prove it through every detail of our work, across every level. We go beyond conventions and expectations.

        Join us on the journey.


        Who we are

        Our Dubai team is comprised of legal experts who have each spent considerable time, and have significant experience, in the GCC.

        We are a full service regional business and strive to compliment the specific needs of our clients in the fast-moving UAE and the broader Middle East business environment.

        Our legal experts have years of experience in the region and include fluent native Arabic and English speakers. Our team advises governments, sponsors, developers, contractors, consultancies, insurers, large local holding companies, restaurant chains and members of the Big Four accounting firms.

        Our GCC practice is based out of our Dubai office, but through our long-standing relationships with other top law firms across the GCC and beyond, we provide you with access to the legal advice you require wherever you require it, and clients benefit from DWF as a single point of contact.

        We are accustomed to “project managing” multi-jurisdictional teams in the provision of legal services, retaining responsibility for co-ordination and overall service delivery.

        What we do

        As well as having a highly talented team, DWF consistently demonstrate excellent transactional management skills, willingness to go the extra mile and always looking to improve the service to NewRiver. It is a genuine pleasure to be working with a legal team that are smart, market savvy, loyal and fun and we would not hesitate to recommend to DWF.
        – Allan Lockhart, Property Director NewRiver Retail

        Though our range of legal services we share our knowledge and technical expertise to create radically better support, services and solutions for our clients.

        We go to market through the sectors our clients operate in, so we can identify and anticipate challenges and find solutions to the legal problems they face; provide support for smarter decisions, reduce risks, and give greater clarity and flexibility.

        Legal services

        Providing award-winning legal services, excellence client service and effective operational management, our specialist teams provide commercial advice and strategic guidance, underpinned by expert and international understanding of global issues, legal areas and sector insight.

        Connected services

        We created Connected Services in response to client demand to help solve their wider business challenges. Our Connected Services offering is comprised of a range of consultative services, technology and products that complement our legal offering, focused specifically on managing risk, cost, time, reputation and resource.

        Legal Services

        Our specialist teams provide commercial advice and strategic guidance for clients across a broad range of legal areas and sectors, underpinned by practical experience and insight.

        Connected Services

        Responding to client demand we created Connected Services. A range of businesses that complement our legal services, as well as offering stand-alone consultative services, technology and products.

        How we do it

        We connect to build relationships that inspire trust and confidence across all levels, so can we deliver an exceptional client experience.

        Our approach is tailored to the needs, issues and requirements of our clients, our people and the communities we work with.

        By paying attention to detail we create, implement and oversee sustainable solutions that go beyond conventions and expectations, and find agile ways to tackle challenges together.


        Diversity and inclusion

        Diversity and inclusion are integral to our values and culture. We recognise the benefits diversity brings and focus our efforts in a way that is responsive to the needs of all our people. Our approach is evidenced in the way we think and behave every day, treating everyone fairly, and with dignity and respect. It is shaped by our values and visible through the support we offer our people, our clients and our communities.

        Actions, not just words

        People are at the centre of what we stand for. Having the best people. Keeping the best people. Supporting our teams, clients and the communities in which we live and work.

        We’re committed to a vibrant, energetic and diverse business. We want everyone to reach their full potential and pass that value on to clients, our people should be able to do that free from discrimination or harassment of any kind.

        Here is our LGBT Inclusion statement

        Here is our diversity table

        Our commitments to diversity and inclusion are more than just words. We live by them every day and they underpin how we care for people regardless of age, gender, relationship and family status, professional skills or status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, sexuality, religion or belief.

        We partner ambition, innovation and passion with dignity, respect and fairness. Hard work and personal responsibility apply across every aspect of this.

        We have promised to:

        • Create and maintain an inclusive workplace that respects and embraces diversity.
        • Ensure all our people and all our clients are treated as individuals and valued for their contribution to the business.
        • Facilitate opportunities for all by recognising and realising potential both in employment and business.
        • Ensure that DWF operates within legislative, risk and best practice frameworks.
        • Encourage our people, clients and suppliers to demonstrate ownership and responsibility for diversity and inclusion.

        Our Diversity Steering Group is involved in many projects connected to our Diversity Strategy. The formation of a Partner led Diversity Steering Group and network of Diversity Champions provides strong and visible leadership to support the implementation of the firm’s strategic diversity objectives and in doing so, embed diversity into the way we do business.

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