Clyde & Co, which has the largest presence of any of the international law firms in the Gulf, has opened an office in Doha, Qatar. This follows the firm’s expansion into the US and China last year with office openings in New York, Los Angeles and Shanghai.


The establishment of the Doha office responds directly to the requirements of Clyde & Co’s clients who have identified Qatar as a major growth area for their businesses.


Building on the success of Clyde & Co’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi operations, the office in Doha will soon be developed to offer a full range of services in Qatar, complementing and expanding upon the firm’s current offering in the region.


David Salt, a former partner at Clyde & Co, London and more recently, a corporate consultant at Simmons & Simmons, Qatar, will head up the office as partner. Further recruitment for the new office will follow in due course.


Jonathan Silver, who leads the firm’s operations in the region, says: “This is a natural extension of Clyde & Co’s Middle East operations and a major step forward in the development of the firm in the region. We are fortunate to be in a position to welcome back to the firm a lawyer of David’s calibre with the amount of specialist expertise and experience in Qatar”