Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Expands To Middle East; Opens Office in Abu Dhabi

CAM Middle East will leverage its proficiency in Indian commercial and corporate legal matters to tap the potential growth opportunities
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Expands To Middle East; Opens Office in Abu Dhabi

Indian law firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) expanded its overseas presence by opening an office in the Middle East to tap the potential growth opportunities.

The Mumbai-based full-service law firm -- which currently has offices in Singapore, India's IFSC (GIFT City) and several other cities in the country -- established its presence in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), as it is a thriving hub for global business, CAM said in a statement.

The move would assist the firm’s domestic and international clientele, it added.

“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,” CAM Managing Partner Cyril Shroff said.

CAM said its office in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial center of the UAE’s capital city Abu Dhabi, will give further impetus to its international presence and will be a stepping-stone for the firm in the Middle East region.

ADGM has presence of sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, asset management, fintech, corporations and professional services firms, according to the statement.


CAM Middle East will offer legal advice focusing on its Indian law expertise on commercial and corporate matters as well as arbitration and will leverage upon its existing practice areas.

CAM, which has over 850 associates and 180 partners, said increasing investment and expansion of presence of the UAE-based entities in India will make the firms their go to legal service provider for Indian law advice.

CAM plans to provide specialized legal services in investment funds, corporate, banking and finance, trusts, taxation laws, arbitration, mediation, financial regulatory, insolvency, anti-trust, insurance, technology, media & telecommunications, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and intellectual property, among others.

CAM Middle East will be led by a team of senior professionals, including some who are in the process of relocating from India, and others, who are already based in the region. The firm didn’t disclose their names.

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